This post is written by one of Zion’s elders, Mr. Mike Beckner.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
This fall here at Zion Baptist Church our youth group will be exploring this very question. You might be a couple decades past attending youth group but perhaps you have a child of your own who is in their pre-teen or teen years. If not, there is a good chance that you know someone who is that you would like to see taught the truth about God and how to live a life pleasing unto him. As a guide to help us in exploring this question this fall we will be using the book “Just Do Something” by Kevin DeYoung. It’s a solid, simple book that is easy to digest and provides good direction to young and old people alike. I encourage you to find a copy for yourself.
We all want to know what God’s will for our lives is. We have to be careful though that we do not spend our whole life seeking this answer rather than living the life that God has laid out before us. Much about what God wants us to do is written plainly in his Word for us to abide by. If you don’t know much about God’s word and what it says about how you should live I have two simple recommendations. First, read the bible. If you want to know what God’s word has to say to you pick it up and read it. Second, you should find a church where God’s word is preached and taught and go there. It’s that simple. Sit under the preaching of God’s word where a faithful man has been appointed by God to proclaim His truth and attend that church regularly. The more you read and the more biblical preaching you hear the more you will learn I guarantee it.
I want to live my life according to God’s will and as a parent I want that for my children as well. If you are able to attend church with us here at Zion I invite you to bring a young person that you know to join us during our Wednesday evening study through the book I mentioned above. While they are learning I can assure you you will as well. I don’t know the answer to the question “What Does God Want You to Do?” I freely admit that to you and I am okay with that. I know there are certain things God wants us to do and he shares that with us in His word but with regard to the big decisions in your life and all the variables that exist he isn’t always that direct. I do believe however, the more you know about God and about God’s character the easier it will be for you to make decisions in your life and feel confident that you are doing so in accordance with God’s will. Wouldn’t you love for the young people in your life to be able to have that same confidence? You can both start by doing two things I know God wants you to do, read His word and go to church. If you start by following God’s will for your life in these two areas you will find yourself following God’s will in other areas of your life. If you’re in the Downriver area we have services at the times listed below. If you’re not in our area find a church near you and go!
Sundays – Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes 9:45am – 10:45am
Morning Worship 11:00am
Evening Service 6:00pm
Wednesdays – Youth Group and Midweek Prayer Time 7:00pm – 8:05pm