ym360 knows youth workers. We know what an incredibly rewarding, yet incredibly challenging job youth ministry can be. There are days when your spirits are sky-high, and there are days when you could use a bit of a “pick me up” from God's Word . . . That's why we're happy to offer Youth Worker Boost, one of the many valuable resources on the ym360 Blog.
Boost is a short, weekly piece of encouragement designed to, well, “boost” your spirits and encourage you as you minister to students. We consider it yet another great opportunity to serve you and your ministry.
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"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes”—James 4:14
In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray lives the same day, February 2nd, over and over and over. Eventually he decides to use his time to make his life and the lives of those around him better. He learns to play the piano. He learns French. He becomes an ice sculptor. And he even tried to save an old man from dying. The audience never knows for sure how many times he relived Groundhog Day, but the number had to be virtually endless.
What would you do if you could have an extra day, an extra week, or even an extra year added to your life right now?
Would you learn a new skill, start on that project you've bene putting off, or maybe invest some time in a ministry? Whatever you'd do, a second chance would be a pretty cool thing. James probably knew a thing or two about second chances. After a period of disbelief, James, Jesus' brother, came to a belief that Jesus was the Christ. And yet James rose to be one of the leaders of the Jerusalem Church. Looking back, James was probably pretty thankful to have a second chance, a Groundhoug Day moment. But, today's verse reminds us that we don't always get second chances. Tomorrow isn't garuaunteed anyone.
While we don't know about tomorrow we do know we have today. So go, and make today count for all it's worth.
Our prayer for you: Our prayer for you today is that you would seek God's Kingdom today as if it were the last day you had to do so!
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