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CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

 

Fraser Crossing / Founders Pointe/Zephyr

  • Reminder that condos are owned by people, these are their homes; be mindful of this space

  • Pick up trash – extra trash bags under sink

  • Check twice for personal belongings

  • Load but DO NOT start dishwasher

  • DO NOT STRIP BEDS; put all pillows/blankets on beds

  • Place all towels in bathtub

  • Place all bagged trash in hallway

  • Place luggage in the hallway and wait for a security person to “clear” your room

  • Once cleared, take luggage and get on gondola up to the Vintage

  • Place luggage on your bus

  • If you have an air mattress in your room, please deflate it and bring it to the camp office

Vintage

  • All towels placed in bathtub
  • Place trash in trash bags
  • DO NOT start dishwasher if have one but load any dirty dishes
  • Place all bagged trash in hallway
  • Check twice for personal belongings
  • DO NOT STRIP BEDS; put all pillows/blankets on beds
  • Place luggage in the hallway and wait for a security person to “clear” your room
  • Once cleared, take luggage and load on your bus
  • If you have an air mattress in your room, please deflate it and bring it to the camp office

DAY 4 QUIET TIMES

QUIET TIME #4 – STRENGTH: DAVID AND SAUL


Today you will have the opportunity to connect with the Lord in four different ways. Try as many as you would like. They are:

READ
LISTEN
SILENCE
JOURNAL

BEFORE YOU START, PREPARE YOUR HEART

  • Ask the Lord to reveal something to you as you spend time with him today.
  • Confess any sins that could hinder you time with Him.
  • Thank the Lord for something that is a blessing in your life.

READ THIS PASSAGE

1 Samuel 24:1-20

After Saul returned from fighting the Philistines, he was told that David had gone into the wilderness of En-gedi. So Saul chose 3,000 elite troops from all Israel and went to search for David and his men near the rocks of the wild goats.

At the place where the road passes some sheepfolds, Saul went into a cave to relieve himself. But as it happened, David and his men were hiding farther back in that very cave!

“Now’s your opportunity!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today the Lord is telling you, ‘I will certainly put your enemy into your power, to do with as you wish.’” So David crept forward and cut off a piece of the hem of Saul’s robe.

But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this to my lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the Lord’s anointed one, for the Lord himself has chosen him.” So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul.

After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way, David came out and shouted after him, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked around, David bowed low before him.

Then he shouted to Saul, “Why do you listen to the people who say I am trying to harm you? 10 This very day you can see with your own eyes it isn’t true. For the Lord placed you at my mercy back there in the cave. Some of my men told me to kill you, but I spared you. For I said, ‘I will never harm the king—he is the Lord’s anointed one.’ 11 Look, my father, at what I have in my hand. It is a piece of the hem of your robe! I cut it off, but I didn’t kill you. This proves that I am not trying to harm you and that I have not sinned against you, even though you have been hunting for me to kill me.

12 “May the Lord judge between us. Perhaps the Lord will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you. 13 As that old proverb says, ‘From evil people come evil deeds.’ So you can be sure I will never harm you. 14 Who is the king of Israel trying to catch anyway? Should he spend his time chasing one who is as worthless as a dead dog or a single flea? 15 May the Lord therefore judge which of us is right and punish the guilty one. He is my advocate, and he will rescue me from your power!”

16 When David had finished speaking, Saul called back, “Is that really you, my son David?” Then he began to cry. 17 And he said to David, “You are a better man than I am, for you have repaid me good for evil. 18 Yes, you have been amazingly kind to me today, for when the Lord put me in a place where you could have killed me, you didn’t do it. 19 Who else would let his enemy get away when he had him in his power? May the Lord reward you well for the kindness you have shown me today.20 And now I realize that you are surely going to be king, and that the kingdom of Israel will flourish under your rule.

 

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE



Read

One of the ways we connect with God is through His word. As your read the passage, think of it like your heavenly Father is sharing a story with you. Follow the directions to dig into His words.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • What part of the passage catches your attention the most?
  • Think about that section of Scripture. What do you think the Lord is revealing to you from those words?
  • Read the passage again.
  • In that section of the passage, what word or theme catches your attention?
  • Think about that word. What is the Lord trying to reveal to you through that word?
  • Read the passage again.
  • How do you think this passage demonstrates David loving the Lord with all his strength?
  • Pray that the Lord will help you to remember and implement the words He resonated in your strength today.

Listen
Music and worship are powerful. They can align our hearts with the heart of the Lord. Listen to the following songs on the Spotify playlist, and/or read the lyrics (found at the end of this quiet time). Read the passage of Scripture and answer the questions. Please be mindful of how loud your music is out of respect for others.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Listen to and/or read the lyrics to Carry Your Name by Christy Nockels, Yearn by Shane and Shane, and When You Walk into the Room by Bryan & Katie Torwalt.
  • What part of the songs did you connect with the most? Why do you think that is?
  • How do you think these songs could help you learn to love the Lord with all your strength?


Silence

Try your best to slow down and be still. Sometimes it takes the discipline of being still for the Lord to reveal something important to us. Go to the stopwatch on your phone. Read the following questions and think about your answers for 2 minutes.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways do you think the passage of Scripture represented David loving the Lord with all his strength?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • Look around you, how do you think the Lord reveals HIS strength to you through what you see?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways can you love the Lord with all your strength? Think about your answer.


Journal

Sometimes we need to write things out in order to process what the Lord is trying to teach us. Follow the directions, and think about today’s passage.

  • Write out today’s passage of Scripture.
  • Draw a picture to represent the verses you read this morning.
  • Write the passage again in your own words.
  • Write out a prayer to the Lord.

 

Quiet Time #4 | Lyrics

Carry Your Name, by Christy Nockles
How merciful the cross
How powerful the blood
How beautiful Your arms
Open for us
Open for us

No greater love, God’s only Son
Jesus, Jesus
No other name, Mighty to save
Jesus, Jesus

By Your wounds we are healed
And You have conquered the grave
And in Your rising, we will rise
To carry Your name above every name

No greater love, God’s only Son
Jesus, Jesus
No other name, Mighty to save
Jesus, Jesus

No greater love, God’s only Son
Jesus, Jesus
No other name, So strong to save
Jesus, Jesus

I will carry Your name, Carry Your name
Jesus, Your name forever
For all of my days, In all of my ways
Jesus, Your name forever

I will carry Your name, Carry Your name
Jesus, Your name forever
For all of my days, In all of my ways
Jesus, Your name forever

Jesus, Your name
Bless Your name

No greater love, God’s only Son
Jesus, Jesus
No other name, Mighty to save
Jesus, Jesus

I will carry Your name, Carry Your name
Jesus, Your name forever
For all of my days, In all of my ways
Jesus, Your name forever

Yearn, by Shane and Shane
Holy Design
This place in time
That I might seek and find
My God, my God


Lord, I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You, and only You

Lord, I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You, and only You
Lord, I want to yearn

Your joy is mine
Yet why am I fine?
With all my singing and bringing grain
In light of Him

I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You, and only You
Lord, I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You, and only You


Oh, You give life and breath
And in You we live and move
That’s why I sing


Lord, I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion
Over You, and only You
Lord, I want to yearn for You
I want to burn with passion


Over You, and only You
Lord, I want to yearn

When You Walk Into the Room, by Bryan and Katie Torwalt
When You walk into the room, everything changes
Darkness starts to tremble at the light that You bring
And when You walk into the room, every heart starts burning
And nothing matters more than just to sit here at Your feet and worship You
We worship You, oh

We love You, We’ll never stop
We can’t live without You, Jesus
We love You, and we can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

When You walk into the room, sickness starts to vanish
Every hopeless situation ceases to exist
And when You walk into the room, the dead begin to rise
‘Cause there is resurrection life in all You do

We love You, We’ll never stop
Can’t live without You, Jesus
We love You, and we can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus
Oh Jesus

Come and consume, God, all we are
We give You permission, our hearts are Yours
We want You, we want You
Come and consume, God, all we are
We give You permission, our hearts are Yours
We want You, we want You
Come and consume, God, all we are
We give You permission, our hearts are Yours
We want You, we want You
Come and consume, God, all we are
We give You permission, our hearts are Yours
We want You, we want You

We love You, We’ll never stop
Can’t live without You, Jesus
We love You, and we can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

Oh, how we love You
Oh, how we love You

POST-JOURNEY QUIET TIME RESOURCES


We pray that this week you’ve connected with the Lord in meaningful ways and seen that He really just asks us to come to Him with a willing, humble heart.

As you go home, we hope you’ll continue to set aside time to be in God’s presence. Below are listed out some ideas and resources to get you going if you’re not sure how to continue. We’d also encourage you to re-read the “Practical Tips” section from your first Journey quiet time. If you’re looking for something more specific, ask your student pastor or JOURNEY leader – they’d be happy to help you!

FROM THE BIBLE

  • We touched on a few stories about David’s life this week, but there are so many more! Here are a few places you can look in the Bible to learn more about his life and relationship with the LORD.
    • David is anointed to be king – 1 Samuel 16:1-13
    • David serves Saul by playing music – 1 Samuel 16:14-23
    • David’s friendship with Jonathan – 1 Samuel 18:1-5; 1 Samuel 20
    • David the warrior – 1 Samuel 18:6-16
    • David mourns – 2 Samuel 1; 2 Samuel 12:1-25
    • David becomes king – 2 Samuel 5:1-16
    • David dances before the LORD – 2 Samuel 6:1-13
    • David sleeps with another man’s wife and then murders him – 2 Samuel 11
    • David asking for forgiveness – Psalm 51

PHONE APP DEVOTIONALS

  • YouVersion Bible
    • Specific studies:
      • Home Again: A Study of the Prodigal Son
      • Reset My _____________
      • Chasing Failure
    • He Reads Truth (GUYS)
    • She Reads Truth (GIRLS)
    • IF:Gathering (GIRLS)

BOOK DEVOTIONALS

  • Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young
  • One Minute Bible for Students, by Doug Fields
  • Solo: An Uncommon Devotional, Eugene Peterson

DAY 3 QUIET TIME

QUIET TIME #3 – MIND: DAVID DANCING


Today you will have the opportunity to connect with the Lord in four different ways. Try as many as you would like. They are:

READ
LISTEN
SILENCE
JOURNAL

BEFORE YOU START, PREPARE YOUR HEART

  • Ask the Lord to reveal something to you as you spend time with him today.
  • Confess any sins that could hinder you time with Him.
  • Thank the Lord for something that is a blessing in your life.

READ THIS PASSAGE

2 Samuel 6:16-22 

16 But as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she was filled with contempt for him.

17 They brought the Ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the special tent David had prepared for it. And David sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings to the Lord. 18 When he had finished his sacrifices, David blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 19 Then he gave to every Israelite man and woman in the crowd a loaf of bread, a cake of dates,[g] and a cake of raisins. Then all the people returned to their homes.

20 When David returned home to bless his own family, Michal, the daughter of Saul, came out to meet him. She said in disgust, “How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!”

21 David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord. 22 Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes! But those servant girls you mentioned will indeed think I am distinguished!”


CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE


 

Read
One of the ways we connect with God is through His word. As your read the passage, think of it like your heavenly Father is sharing a story with you. Follow the directions to dig into His words.

  • Read the passage again.
  • What part of the passage catches your attention the most?
  • Think about that section of scripture. What do you think the Lord is revealing to you from those words?
  • Read the passage again.
  • In that section of the passage, what word or theme catches your attention?
  • Think about that word. What is the Lord trying to reveals to you through that word?
  • Read the passage again.
  • How do you think this passage demonstrates David loving the Lord with all his mind?
  • Pray that the Lord will help you to remember and implement the words He resonated in your mind today.

 

Listen
Music and worship are powerful. They can align our hearts with the heart of the Lord. Listen to the following songs on the Spotify playlist, and/or read the lyrics (found at the end of this quiet time). Read the passage of Scripture and answer the questions. Please be mindful of how loud your music is out of respect for others.

 

  • Listen to and/or read the lyrics to So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong United and Turn Your Eyes by Jadon Lavik.
  • What part of the songs did you connect with the most? Why do you think that is?
  • How do you think these songs could help you learn to love the Lord with all your mind?

 
Silence
Try your best to slow down and be still. Sometimes it takes the discipline of being still for the Lord to reveal something important to us. Go to the stopwatch on your phone. Read the following questions and think about your answers for 2 minutes.

 

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways do you think the passage of Scripture represented David loving the Lord with all his mind?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • Look around you, how do you think the Lord reveal HIS mind to you through what you see?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways can you love the Lord with all your mind? Think about your answer.

 

Journal
Sometimes we need to write things out in order to process what the Lord is trying to teach us. Follow the directions, and think about today’s passage.

 

  • Write out today’s passage of Scripture.
  • Draw a picture to represent the verses you read this morning.
  • Write the passage again in your own words.
  • Write out a prayer to the Lord.


Quiet Time #3 | Lyrics

So Will I (100 Billion X), by Hillsong United
God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light

And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I

God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice

And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
So will I
So will I

If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I
If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
If the sum of all our praises still falls shy
Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times, oh-ooooh

God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die

And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I

Like You would again a hundred billion times
But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, by Jadon Lavik
O soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior
And life more abundant and free

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Through death into life everlasting
He passed and we follow Him there
Over us sin no more hath dominion
For more than conquerors we are

And turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

 
His grace and His glory
His grace

His Word shall not fail you, He promised
Believe Him and all will be well
Then go to a world that is dying
His perfect salvation to tell

And turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory, in the light of His glory and grace

Grace

DAY 2 QUIET TIME

QUIET TIME #2 – SOUL: DAVID AND GOLIATH


Today you will have the opportunity to connect with the Lord in four different ways. Try as many as you would like. They are:

READ
LISTEN
SILENCE
JOURNAL

BEFORE YOU START, PREPARE YOUR HEART

  • Ask the Lord to reveal something to you as you spend time with him today.
  • Confess any sins that could hinder you time with Him.
  • Thank the Lord for something that is a blessing in your life.

READ THIS PASSAGE

1 Samuel 17:32-51

32 “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”

33 “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.”

34 But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, 35 I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. 36 I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God!37 The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!”

38 Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail.39 David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again. 40 He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.

41 Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, 42 sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43 “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods.44 “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.

45 David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! 47 And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!”

48 As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. 51 Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head.


CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE



Read
One of the ways we connect with God is through His word. As your read the passage, think of it like your heavenly Father is sharing a story with you. Follow the directions to dig into His words.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • What part of the passage catches your attention the most?
  • Think about that section of Scripture. What do you think the Lord is revealing to you from those words?
  • Read the passage again.
  • In that section of the passage, what word or theme catches your attention?
  • Think about that word. What is the Lord trying to reveal to you through that word?
  • Read the passage again.
  • How do you think this passage demonstrates David loving the Lord with all his soul?
  • Pray that the Lord will help you to remember and implement the words He resonated in your soul today.

 

Listen
Music and worship are powerful. They can align our hearts with the heart of the Lord. Listen to the following songs on the Spotify playlist, and/or read the lyrics (found at the end of this quiet time). Read the passage of Scripture and answer the questions. Please be mindful of how loud your music is out of respect for others.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Listen to and/or read the lyrics to It is Well by Shane and Shane and Wonder by Amanda Cook (Bethel Music).
  • What part of the songs did you connect with the most? Why do you think that is?
  • How do you think these songs could help you learn to love the Lord with all your soul?

 

Silence
Try your best to slow down and be still. Sometimes it takes the discipline of being still for the Lord to reveal something important to us. Go to the stopwatch on your phone. Read the following questions and think about your answers for 2 minutes.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways do you think the passage of Scripture represented David loving the Lord with all his soul?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • Look around you, how do you think the Lord reveals HIS soul to you through what you see?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways can you love the Lord with all your soul? Think about your answer.

 

Journal
Sometimes we need to write things out in order to process what the Lord is trying to teach us. Follow the directions, and think about today’s passage.

  • Write out today’s passage of Scripture.
  • Draw a picture to represent the verses you read this morning.
  • Write the passage again in your own words.
  • Write out a prayer to the Lord.

 

Quiet Time #2 | Lyrics

It is Well, by Shane and Shane

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.


It is well [it is well], with my soul [with my soul],
It is well, it is well, with my soul.


My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Was nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well [it is well], with my soul [with my soul],
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

It is well [it is well], with my soul [with my soul],
And I will say to my soul, bless the Lord.
Oh my soul,
Bless the Lord,
Oh my soul,
Bless the Lord,
Oh my soul,
‘Cause it is well, it is well, with my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

Wonder, by Amanda Cook (Bethel Music)
May we never lose our wonder
May we never lose our wonder
Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of the King

May we never lose our wonder
May we never lose our wonder
Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King

May we never lose our wonder
May we never lose our wonder
Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King


Oooh,

Fill us with wonder

May we never lose our wonder
May we never lose our wonder
Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King

‘Cause You are beautiful in all Your ways
King of Kings
You are beautiful in all Your ways, oooh
‘Cause You are beautiful in all Your ways
Just close your eyes
Just close your eyes, you’ll see Him
You are beautiful in all Your ways
Open the eyes of our heart to see You, God

May we never lose our wonder
May we never lose our wonder
Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King
May we never lose our wonder
May we never lose our wonder
Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King

‘Cause You are beautiful in all Your ways
Oh, You are, yes, You are
‘Cause You are beautiful in all your ways
We give our lives to sing, oh-ooh
‘Cause You are beautiful in all Your ways, oh-ooooh
‘Cause You are beautiful in all Your ways, oh-ooooooooh

You fascinate me, You fascinate me
You fascinate us, with who You are
You fascinate us, You fascinate us
You fascinate us with Your love


‘Cause You are beautiful, You are glorious, You are beautiful
Yes, You are, yes, You are
You are beautiful, You are glorious, oh-ooooh
You are beautiful
You are beautiful in all Your ways
You are beautiful in all Your ways
May we never lose our wonder, may we never lose our wonder

Wide-eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King

DAY 1 QUIET TIME

Small Group Discussion: On Having a Quiet Time

PRACTICAL TIPS

  • Start by asking God how you should spend your quiet time, then wait and listen for His voice.
    • Sometimes, the first thought that pops into your head is a nudge from Him. Sometimes, if something “random” pops into your mind that can be a nudge from Him. Sometimes, if you think of something you don’t want to do at all that can be a nudge from Him.
    • It can take time to learn to hear God’s voice. If you’re not sure if what you’re hearing is from Him, talk with your JOURNEY leader or student pastor and ask for their feedback!
  • Your quiet time could be spent journaling, listening to worship music, praying, reading Scripture, walking in nature, being creative, something else entirely, or a mix of some of each! Depending on the season you’re in, make time for what will grow your relationship with God most. You’re going to have the opportunity to try out a few of these this week!
  • An easy place to start is to read a passage of Scripture each day and ask yourself these questions: “What does this say about God? What does this say about me? What does this say about the world? How is He calling me to be obedient?” You’ll see these questions pop up in the quiet times this week.
  • Set yourself up for success.
    • Start small. Aim for 10 minutes of quiet time each day of the week (Monday-Friday), take the weekends off, and then let it grow from there!
    • Find a quiet place for your quiet time where you won’t be interrupted.
    • Set a regular time each day when you plan to have your quiet time. It takes 21 days to develop a new habit, and it’ll take extra effort at the start, but press into those first 21 days. After that, it’ll be easier and easier to prioritize your quiet time.
    • If you’re really not into the study you’ve chosen or something in your quiet time isn’t working for you, give yourself grace to try something new. The point is to spend quality time with God not feel the pressure to finish something for the sake of finishing it.
    • In that same vein, don’t give up on something too quickly – especially if you feel like you’re doing something the Lord told you to do or study… Press into those places. He may be trying to teach you something unexpected.
  • If you ever feel like you can’t focus or hear His voice during your quiet time, pray that God would reveal anything that might hinder your time with Him. Confess any hidden sin or any conflict you may be experiencing with someone, then see how the Lord prompts you to move forward.

 

BACKGROUND ON THIS WEEK’S QUIET TIMES

This week we’re going look at the life of a man you might be familiar with – a man who did incredibly awesome and honorable things… like fight when the battle seemed hopeless and no one else would, like honor an authority figure who hated him and was trying to kill him, like extend kindness when kindness was the last thing someone deserved.

This man also did deeply scandalous and shameful things… like sleep with another man’s wife, like murder that man to cover up what he had done, like straight up lie to his friend even when his friend knew the truth about both the affair and the murder.

Likely not in the exact same ways, but this guy probably sounds a lot like us – a guy trying to live his best life and doing some really great things but messing up a lot along the way too. You may be surprised to learn that God actually describes this guy with all his ups and downs as “a man after his own heart” [1 Samuel 13:14].

This guy’s name is David, and the cool thing about David is how much we know about him. From stories written about him throughout Scripture and also from his journal (which makes up much of the book of Psalms), we know what he was like when he was your age, what kind of friend he was, what he struggled with, and also how he intentionally spent time with God.

In Luke 10, Jesus is asked by a lawyer, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus responds, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” In your quiet times this week, you’re going to get to see how David lived out this command. You’ll learn about some of the stories mentioned above and see how David interacted with God – how he loved God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength – through the highs and lows of his life.

So, what’s this going to look like? Each day you’ll explore one of these themes (i.e. heart, soul, mind, and strength) through the lens of David’s life, with today challenging us to start by looking at how David loved God with all his heart and how we’re called to do the same. Now, this is where it gets fun – because you’ll get to “Choose Your Own Adventure” for how you interact with these themes and with God each day!

Like we mentioned earlier, there are many ways to hear from God, and this week you have the chance to explore four different ways God invites us to spend time with Him and hear from Him – through reading Scripture, listening to music, silent reflection, and journaling. These are not the only ways to spend time with God [reference the list under “Practical Tips” for other ideas]. Neither are the outlines for each of these four different ways the only ways to faithfully walk these out – they are just a starting place to get you started.

We’re going to ask you to be brave and try out all four options today! You may be surprised at what stirs your heart for God and how He speaks to you uniquely through each one. You may even end up wanting to do all four choices every day. If you have any questions as you go, your JOURNEY leader is there to answer them for you – so, don’t hesitate to wave them over!

 

QUIET TIME #1 – HEART: DAVID AND SOLOMON


We know this might be your first time to do a quiet time, and that’s totally okay. Remember, the purpose of a quiet time is simply to remove yourself from the noise of the world (or your JOURNEY roomies) to hear what the Lord has to say to you.

It might take a lot of courage for you to be present in these next 10 minutes. You may not want to spend time with God because you have hidden sin you need to confess, or maybe you’re doing something you fear He’s going to ask you to give up, or maybe – on the opposite end – you fear He’s going to ask you to start something you don’t want to!

Know this: Jesus is good and worth trusting! If you’re not sure you believe that, talk to your small group leader. Know too that God really wants to talk to you. Take courage! Rely on Him. He can handle anything you throw at Him.

Today you will have the opportunity to connect with the Lord in four different ways. Try as many as you would like. They are:

READ
LISTEN
SILENCE
JOURNAL

BEFORE YOU START, PREPARE YOUR HEART

  • Ask the Lord to reveal something to you as you spend time with Him today.
  • Confess any sins that could hinder you time with Him.
  • Thank the Lord for something that is a blessing in your life.

READ THIS PASSAGE

There is a tradition that King David used this psalm to teach his young son Solomon the alphabet — but not just the alphabet for writing letters: the alphabet of the spiritual life.

Psalm 119:9-16

9How can a young person stay pure?
    By obeying your word.
10 I have tried hard to find you—
    don’t let me wander from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.
12 I praise you, O Lord;
    teach me your decrees.
13 I have recited aloud
    all the regulations you have given us.
14 I have rejoiced in your laws
    as much as in riches.
15 I will study your commandments
    and reflect on your ways.
16 I will delight in your decrees
    and not forget your word.

 

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE



Read
One of the ways we connect with God is through His word. As your read the passage, think of it like your heavenly Father is sharing a story with you. Follow the directions to dig into His words.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • What part of the passage catches your attention the most?
  • Think about that section of Scripture. What do you think the Lord is revealing to you from those words?
  • Read the passage again.
  • In that section of the passage, what word or theme catches your attention?
  • Think about that word. What is the Lord trying to reveal to you through that word?
  • Read the passage again.
  • How do you think this passage demonstrates David loving the Lord with all his heart?
  • Pray that the Lord will help you to remember and implement the words He resonated in your heart today.

 

Listen
Music and worship are powerful. They can align our hearts with the heart of the Lord. Listen to the following songs on the Spotify playlist, and/or read the lyrics (found at the end of this quiet time). Read the passage of Scripture and answer the questions. Please be mindful of how loud your music is out of respect for others.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Listen to and/or read the lyrics to Divine Romance by Phil Wickham and Pieces by Amanda Cook.
  • What part of the songs did you connect with the most? Why do you think that is?
  • How do you think these songs could help you learn to love the Lord with all your heart?

 

Silence
Try your best to slow down and be still. Sometimes it takes the discipline of being still for the Lord to reveal something important to us. Go to the stopwatch on your phone. Read the following questions and think about your answers for 2 minutes.

  • Read today’s passage again.
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways do you think the passage of Scripture represented David loving the Lord with all his heart?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • Look around you, how do you think the Lord reveals HIS heart to you through what you see?
  • Set your timer for 2 minutes.
  • In what ways can you love the Lord with all your heart? Think about your answer.

 

Journal
Sometimes we need to write things out in order to process what the Lord is trying to teach us. Follow the directions, and think about today’s passage.

  • Write out today’s passage of Scripture.
  • Draw a picture to represent the verses you read this morning.
  • Write the passage again in your own words.
  • Write out a prayer to the Lord.

 

Quiet Time #1 | Lyrics

Divine Romance, by Phil Wickham
The fullness of Your grace is here with me
The richness of Your beauty’s all I see
The brightness of Your glory has arrived
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied

For You I sing, I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love, to show my love

A deep deep flood, an Ocean flows from You
Of deep deep love, yeah it’s filling up the room
Your innocent blood has washed my guilty life
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied
 

Pieces, By Amanda Cook
Unreserved, unrestrained, Your love is wild, Your love is wild for me
It isn’t shy, it’s unashamed, Your love is proud to be seen with me

You don’t give your heart in pieces, You don’t hide yourself to tease us

Uncontrolled, uncontained, Your love is a fire
Burning bright for me
It’s not just a spark, it’s not just a flame, Your love is a light
That all the world will see
All the world will see

You don’t give your heart in pieces, You don’t hide yourself to tease us
You don’t give your heart in pieces, You don’t hide yourself to tease us

Your love’s not fractured, it’s not a troubled mind
It isn’t anxious
It’s not the restless kind
Your love’s not passive
It’s never disengaged
It’s always present
It hangs on every word we say
Love keeps it promises
It keeps its word
It honors what’s sacred
‘Cause its vows are good
Your love’s not broken
It’s not insecure
Your love’s not selfish
You love is pure

You don’t give your heart in pieces, You don’t hide yourself to tease us, oh-ooooh
You don’t give your heart in pieces, You don’t hide yourself to tease us
‘Cause You don’t give your heart in pieces

360° WALKTHROUGH OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE

You’ve heard all the buzz about Journey, but seeing it….well, that changes everything! Check out this 360 degree walk-through of Winter Park Village to get a sneak preview of what it will feel like and look like to hang out with your friends all week in Winter Park, CO, at Journey 2018:

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6 COOLEST SPOTS IN THE VILLAGE

 

1) Goody’s

As soon as you step into the heart of the village, you’ll smell Goody’s before you see it. Freshly poured crepes, ice cream, baked goods, a coffee bar, smoothies, burgers, and sandwiches, oh my!

2) Shirt Off My Back

Shirt Off My Back, located right in between Goody’s and Pizza Pedal’r, is the perfect spot to find a souvenir t-shirt, sweatshirt or hat – because if you went to Journey and didn’t buy a Winter Park t-shirt, did you really even go to Journey??

3) Treeline Treats

If dessert alone wasn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, head to Treeline Treats. Located in the Riverside building of the Zephyr Mountain Lodge, Treeline has just about every type of candy you can imagine, as well as tons of flavors of popcorn. Make sure you take advantage of the mini ski-lift seat out front-it’s the perfect photo op for your Insta!

4) Trail’s End

Mom made you promise to bring her back a souvenir? Head to Trail’s End, the biggest shop in the village. They’ve got t-shirts, keychains, cups, snowglobes-just about everything! The left side of the store has a mini grocery store as well, so whether you’re craving a Pop Tart or Pringles, they’ve got you covered!

5) Pizza Pedal’r

Winter Park is known for being an awesome place to ski, but it’s also got killer mountain biking trails, which inspired the name, decor and style for Pizza Pedal’r.

6) Starbucks

Craving an iced white chocolate mocha? A pumpkin spice latte? A grande iced sugar-free soy vanilla latte with caramel and hazelnut? Okay, obviously I know nothing about coffee-but I do know that you can pick up your favorite caffeine fix right in the middle of camp!

4 WAYS TO AVOID A WASTED SUMMER

Summer is almost here (collective sigh of relief)! You’re pumped! We’re pumped! Your teachers are pumped! Your parents are…well, maybe not be as much as the rest of us. Whether you’re just ready to chill at home, going a big family vacation, or planning on watching Netflix until your eyes fall out, here are four tips on not wasting your summer.

1) Know Where You Are

You know you better than anyone. You know where you’ll be spending your time and the temptations that go along with those places. You know where your friends want to go and what they’re planning on doing. Maybe they’re planning on drinking away the summer and partying with the cutest guys or girls they can find. Maybe you’re planning on being alone and going places online that aren’t great places for you to be. You know you and where you are spiritually. Fight for it.

2) Fight Alongside a (Real) Friend

Keyword, ‘real’ not ‘fight’. We’re not talking about a fistfight here. No, a true friend will fight alongside you to help you look more like Jesus. Fake friends won’t. They’ll make sure you’re right there with them when they’re doing things everyone knows would be better to just avoid. Do you have any real friends? If not, how can you find some this summer?

3) Remember God Hasn’t Changed

During summer, a lot changes, but while where you spend most of your day may have changed, God hasn’t. He’s still there! You can always talk to Him, and Jesus has not taken a vacation and left you alone! Time spent with Jesus is never wasted, so get together! What if you chose to invest your time this summer to go deeper? What if the free time you have now made you someone new, someone that was ready to change their school next fall?

4) Go to Journey

The easiest way to do accomplish numbers 1 – 3 is to be at Journey! Know where you are….at Journey, you’re in the glorious mountains of Colorado! Fight alongside a real friend….you’re going to be surrounded by 600 students that could become some of your closest friends! Remember God hasn’t changed….where are you going to spend a week straight at home getting to sing with Matt Wheeler and hear awesome talks from Ernest Smith? Nowhere! Go to Journey! You won’t regret it!

CAMP FAQs

DETAILS

Who: Students that have completed 9th – 12th grade by June 2018
Where: Winter Park, Colorado
When: Session 1: June 22 – 28 // Session 2: June 27 – July 3
Transportation: Chartered buses
Departure: Check-In at 8:00 pm with departure at 9:00 pm, June 22nd for Session 1 and June 27th for Session 2
Return: Will arrive at approximately 9:00 am, June 28th or July 3rd
Schedule: Each day will be filled with incredible worship led by Matt Wheeler and guest speaker Ernest Smith, with meaningful small group times, and recreation and free time with several activities to choose from.
Additional Info: Each student will receive a 2 day activity pass. Pass allows unlimited base area activities which include the lifts to the top of the mountain, the alpine slide, mini golf, maze, bungee, Gyro Extreme, and a climbing wall to be used during free time.

COST

Early registration (March 23 – April 29): $469
Regular registration (April 30 – June 3): $499
Late registration (June 4 – Event): $519
Deposit: $100 non- refundable/non-transferable deposit required to reserve price and spot.

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES

White Water Rafting (Beginner Class II & III)
Guided trip packs in eleven Class III rapids. A great introduction to whitewater rafting!
Cost: $70 per person  |  Trip time: 1.5 hours
White Water Rafting (Intermediate Class IV)
Conquer some of the most intense whitewater on Clear Creek! This is a physically demanding trip. Minimum age of 15 years and prior rafting experience is required.
Cost: $80 per person  |  Trip time: 2 hours.
Mountain Biking (Beginner or Intermediate)
Includes instruction and gear. Cost includes lift ticket to top of mountain.
Cost: $99 per person  |  Trip time: 2.5 hours.
Zipline
Six zips of varying length through the trees and cliffs before crossing over Chicago Creek. Speeds up to 30 mph. Maximum weight 250lbs.
Cost: $95 per person  |  Trip time: 2 hours.

Home from Camp…NOW WHAT?

HOME FROM CAMP

NOW WHAT?!?!

So camp was incredible. You’ve gotten all caught up on your sleep (for the most part), and if you’re being real, you probably would be willing to get back on a bus next week, suffer the bus ride just to get back to Colorado, and do it all over again! Are we right?

We wish we could, but it’s not reality! Life must continue on. Your summer job, your chores at home, friction in relationship-plus, trying to live out now the life-change you experienced at camp. Living up to the decision you may have made to follow Jesus unlike ever before. But it’s hard.

When you move from the camp bubble where you are willing to follow Jesus with everything you have to the chaos of our world breathing down your neck, it’s not easy. Temptations are hitting you from every side. How can you get back in the Word? How can you sing a song of worship? How can you tell a friend how you are struggling when it seems like you are once again all alone?

Throughout the scriptures, returning home is one of the most difficult aspects for so many. God called Moses to return home to Egypt, to speak truth into their lives and to set His people free. His response? “I can’t do it.” Excuse after excuse. Guess what happened when he finally did? Thousands of years later, Jesus came as a Jew, through that very line of people who Moses returned home to share about God’s plan.

Jesus, the son of God, returned home to speak truth in Nazareth. How did they respond? “Shut up!” “Get out!” “You are simply Joseph’s son.” But in a few years’ time, they would see Jesus lay down His life, defeat death, and rise up for them.

So now, what is our role? What we are about to say is easier said than done, but it’s the connection with God that made camp so great, and that same connection can be present here at home. We want to challenge you to:

 

Have a quiet time daily – We made the time at camp to begin our day inviting God to be a part. Now it’s up to you! Do you care enough and desire for God to be a part of your life here at home? If so, make the time.

Pray daily – There was an invitation of our heart for God to show up and we prayed silently and in groups, to set our hearts on Him and to invite Him to do something great. What if that was our prayer every day?

Invest in a small group – Whether it was in your small groups or your cabin time at nights, we know you opened up, were real and transparent with one another, challenged each other to be better, and prayed for one another? If you aren’t a part of a FUEL group, a discipleship group, or even have a strong spiritual adult that you can just talk with, we challenge you to make that a priority.

Love others – One thing we see at camp is that divisions get blurred throughout the week. Unity in Christ comes alive. No matter your background, your school, or your friend groups, we all have imperfect stories and we all fall short of God’s glory. Together, if we lived out faith in love to our neighbors, our peers, our parents, our co-workers and our church, our lives would be filled with a greater joy than ever before.

“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you. I’ll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses. For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.

But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.”

Galatians 5:1-6 NLT

Be the feet. Be the difference. Be a part of the Journey.