I’m working on a lesson for our Own Your Faith weekend at High School Youth Group. Each month we highlight one of the Spiritual Disciplines. This month’s topic is Spending Time with God. I just came up with this graphic and I kinda liked it…

Here are the full scriptures for each point. Later, maybe tomorrow, I’ll flesh out the steps.


Psalm 46:10 (NRSV)

‎‎“Be still, and know that I am God!

T – Trust

Proverbs 3:5–6 (NRSV)

‎‎‎‎‎5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

James 4:8 (NRSV)

‎‎‎‎8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.


I – Investigate

Romans 12:2 (NRSV)

‎‎‎‎2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 119:105 (NRSV)

‎‎‎‎105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

M – Meditate

Joshua 1:8 (NRSV)

‎‎‎‎8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful.

Psalm 1:1–3 (NRSV)

‎‎‎‎1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; 2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. 3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

E – Express Yourself

Psalm 88:1–2 (NRSV)

‎‎‎1 O Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, 2 let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry.

Psalm 149:3 (NRSV)

‎‎‎3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.

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