A couple years ago while leading my 8th grade guys small group, the conversation took a detour along the topic of spending time with God. One of the guys mentioned something about not feeling close to God which set us off on a fantastic discussion. After a short discussion of their current prayer/bible study/devotion habits, I quickly realized that...well, that they had no habits at all.
At the end of our discussion I issued a challenge: "Let's all spend 10 minutes a day for the next 30 days spending time with God and his word." I did the math....30X10 added up to 5 hours of time with God...over an hour each week! The guys all agreed that spending 5 hours a month with God would probably help them grow in their faith and feel a little closer to God.
We came up with the name "10-minute moment", and everybody agreed to the goal of 10 minutes a day for the next month. Much to my surprise most of the guys in the group hit their goal (of course, they missed a day here or there) and all of them were stunned at how quickly spending 10 minutes a day had become a habit.
Ever since, I've been challenging the kids in my ministry to have their own 10-minute moment every day. To help them, I just created the first 10-minute moments journal and can't wait to put it in their hands. I pass the link on to you in case you want to help your students spend a few meaningful minutes with the father every day.