We watched the video "Revelation" by Third Day and the students filled in some blanks with some of the lyrics. The songs begins "My life has led me down the road that's so uncertain". The singer is being open and honest with God about mistakes that have been made and then seeks God's guidance as he sings "Give me a revelation, show me what to do". The chorus ends proclaiming his need for God saying "Give me a revelation, I've got nothing without You".
This song is a lament which is an expression of sorrow. Some laments in the Bible include Lamentations, Job, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, and some of the Psalms. We looked at verses in three Psalms where there writer was seeking guidance from God: Psalm 31:1-5; Psalm 51:1-4, 10-12; Psalm 73:1-2, 22-26.
After reading these scriptures, we took about 10 minutes for each student to be quiet with God and write out their own lament or psalm. They took a blank piece of paper and were honest and poured their heart out to God. If you have never done this then I encourage you to do so because it is an incredible exercise.
We closed the night with the following statement: "God's guidance isn't something that comes to you because you demand it or because you tell God what you think you should do. It comes from asking God what He wants you to do. You don't have to have everything figured out, you just need to be honest with Him and ask Him for guidance. You must also be willing to accept what He says in response, knowing that what you need may be different than what you want."