Honoring Parents


~Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother. 

The Lord has led a few people in my life who struggle in this area of honouring their parents. Each one has a unique situation and trial with their parents. Are you struggling, teen girl? So many teens disrespect and dishonor their parents today. They have no shame whatsoever and speak unkindly to their parents. I thought it would be helpful if we did a little study on exactly what it means to honour our parents.

No matter what the trial or circumstance is, the Scriptures do not put any “what if’s” on God’s commandment to honour your Mom and Dad. I personally did not have these struggles. But my oldest sister certainly did. For years I was the “bridge” between her and my parents. My sister was not a born-again Christian, but I was. I understood the hardships she suffered as a child at the hand of my father. I understood her contempt for my mother because she felt my mother allowed it. But my sister could not understand it. She was eaten up with bitterness because of it. Both my parents became born again later on in their lives. Both had sought her forgiveness. But because she had never been saved, she did not forgive them. She said she forgave them but she clung to the memories and never forgot! Instead, in her short life, she lost her husband to cancer, she had no children of her own, and she succumbed to cancer in 2001, dying in a hospital room all alone. She alienated herself from the family all those years and finally those final two-three years, she alienated herself from me. I was her only contact with the family but she finally allowed that separation to happen as well. Her best friend told me that my sister hated the fact that I kept witnessing to her about Christ. My sister just could not see her sin. In her eyes she was a good person. A born-again child of God would be humbled that someone cared enough for their soul to continue witnessing to them – they would not be offended or angry. This is what my sister went to the grave thinking and it breaks my heart :'(

One morning, as I sat praying with a dear friend, the Lord revealed to me why I was allowed to be that bridge for my sister. I was allowed the awesome privilege of hearing the harsh truth of what a child goes through when they have been treated badly by their parents. I have seen first hand how the bitterness and contempt ate up my sister to the point she had cancer in her body. I have seen first hand how this bitterness totally consumed her. In my conversations with her, she did not want to hear anything about what she had to do to heal these relationships. All she could think of was what they had to do to heal their relationship with her. Her eyes were focused on self – a very natural thing for a person who is lost. How she resented my parents – she alienated herself from them all in the guise of protecting herself from their manipulations. Her heart and mind were so obsessed, she became consumed with this contempt for them. It came to the point where I tried to talk some sense into her, the contempt spilled over to me. :-(

So, I am sharing with you what the Lord has laid on my heart, teen girl. Hopefully those same people He has led to me will be blessed by what God allowed me to go through. I pray I use it to His glory and honour.

Just what does honour mean in today’s Bible verse? Noah Webster defines it as:

1. To revere; to respect; to treat with deference and submission, and perform relative duties to. Honour thy father and thy mother.

It does not say to love them. I found this interesting. Most of us have a natural affection and love for our parents. But what about those children who have been estranged from their parents for one reason or another? How can they honour their parents if they don’t love them? According to Noah Webster, honouring parents means to:

1. Revere them – To regard with fear mingled with respect and affection
2. Respect them – To view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem as possessed of real worth
3. Treat with deference – A yielding in opinion; submission of judgment to the opinion or judgment of another. Hence, regard; respect.
4. Submit to them – the act of yielding to power or authority
5. Perform relative duties to – The acts and tasks children do requested of them by their parents.

Naturally, these actions are a result of loving our parents. However, no where does it say that we must love our parents. We are to obey our parents and honour them. These are the only commandments to children I have found. A child who obeys and honours their parents will love them but a child who has been abused or hurt deeply, it is not natural for them to love at all.

But again, what about the child whose relationship has been damaged or strained with his parents? He can still honour his parents according to Noah Webster, can’t he? He does not have to love them. However, he does have to honour them. If he still lives under their roof, he still needs to obey them. This is what God commands. I found it interesting that a child is never commanded to love his parents.

I believe from the bottom of my heart that a son and daughter who have been hurt deeply by their parents can heal their broken relationships by honouring them the way God intended for them to honour their parents. Taking Noah’s definitions, let’s look at some ways this can be fulfilled by what God has commanded:

1. Revere them – You may not regard your parents with respect and affection but you can regard their “office” with respect and affection. Your Heavenly Father is the ultimate Parent. Revere the office because it is desired of your Heavenly Father. This will please Him. Use His office as the ultimate example and apply it to your parents’ office. The love you have for God should be your driving force in this effort.

2. Respect them – The office of parent is not an easy task. For those reasons alone, this should be enough for you to respect their office. Honouring this office is not a choice but a command, according to Exodus 20:12. Parents deserve respect because of the position they hold, not their actions. When one can look beyond the person and the hurts and focus on the “office” it removes the emotion and personal involvement with the people and places it on the office.

3. Treat with deference – There is nothing more common today than children who have a difference of opinion from those of their parents and they strive to prove their point or make their opinions known no matter what the cost. Just because one disagrees with parents does not mean they have the “right” to “speak their minds” and disrespect them. Deference is a yielding in your opinion to their opinion. It does not mean your opinion changes, it just means that you are not going to argue with your parents because you respect the office they hold. Would you argue with your Pastor? Would you argue with the President of the United States? No! You would respect their office and watch your tongue. You might even keep a few things to yourself for fear of hurting them. That is all part of honouring them. This reminds me of the verse, Proverb 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 

4. Submit to them – As long as a child lives under his parents’ roof, he is under their umbrella of authority. Like an umbrella protects one from the rain, the umbrella of authority keeps the child from being accountable in situations. The parents absorb any bad judgments. God will hold the parents responsible for their abuse – for their unwise decisions on behalf of their children. To the child who doesn’t know any better and his parents do him wrong, God’s hand is on him and will keep him through it. But the moment this child steps out from underneath the umbrella of authority in his life and takes control, he is subject to the devil’s trials and tribulations. Not only will the child suffer the consequences of the trial but he will suffer the chastisement of God for not honoring and obeying his parents. Submission keeps things in order. We are not commanded to honour only when parents are good parents. We are not commanded to obey our parents only when they are saved or if they are good parents.

5. Perform relative duties to – Because your parents hold that office, it is the child’s duty to help them – to aid them in their time of need. One of the greatest testimonies I know is a friend of mine. His parents never displayed love toward him. After his salvation, he changed dramatically. His brothers were involved in the sodomite lifestyle and his parents accept them openly. But they do not accept my dear friend and his love for the Lord. They despised his stand on sodomy because it affected their other sons. Does this stop my friend from being kind to his parents and honouring them? Absolutely not. He is usually the one who goes to their house and fixes things, paints, etc. They can always count on him to help them. Today they call him if they have a need because he has honoured them – his testimony has ministered to their hearts. Will he ever be able to lead them to the Lord because of his actions? I don’t know. But what I do know is that even though he is in his 50′s, he is still honouring his parents and doing God proud. :-)

So, teen girl, are you struggling in your relationship with your parents? It’s not what you think or what your parents think. It is what God says in the Bible that you must do as a child: honour and obey. Do you honour them in the manner defined in Noah Webster’s Dictionary? You don’t have to love them – but you are commanded to honour them.

This is the only commandment with a promise attached to it, Exodus 20:12  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

God shows it is that important.

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Are You Lonely?


~Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am…

Despite the hustle and bustle of the world around us, miles of traffic jams, and crowded malls, it is amazing how many people in this world suffer from loneliness. Man was not created to be alone.

~Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Are you lonely, teen girl? No matter how much of a loner you are, you will have a need for human contact at some point or another. Most are not loners, however. Human contact is a vital ingredient for healthy emotions. Loneliness left unchecked leads to despair.

As a born-again believer, I am encouraged by God’s Holy Word because He deals with this very subject over and over. God knew from the beginning that man could not be alone and that he would suffer from loneliness. So much so, He included the beautiful Book of Psalms for encouragement and countless other verses throughout His Word. Our Father knows your needs because He created you. He knows everything about you. You cannot hide anything from Him, including your loneliness.

~Psalm 139:1 [To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.] O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

I stand amazed that our God knows all of us in this intimate way. God has searched each one of us and knows us!

Even when we are at our lowest, the Lord is right there to lift us up through His Word. I think of David when he made this statement in

~Psalm 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

David knew that his God would never forsake him. The Lord reassures His children over and over throughout His Word that He is faithful.

~Hebrews 13:5 … for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Again, He assures us in:

~Isaiah 42:16  …These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

When we need comfort and reassurance, He promises to be there for us. Treat your loneliness today with a good dose of refreshing time in the Scriptures then put feet to your refreshing time and spend time with another teen girl who is lonely. God will use your trials to minister to another and bring glory to His Name.

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Contentment


~Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

How is your “contentment reader” reading today, teen girl? Is working on contentment in your spiritual walk at a snail’s pace or are you zooming toward the mark? Practicing contentment takes practice – and then after much practice, it should be a way of life.

Paul said that he “had learned” in whatever situation he was in, to be content. I would say that Paul had reached his mark in this area, wouldn’t you? Paul was not just content with part of his life but with all of his life. How does one learn to be content? You become discontent when you look at others. When you dwell on tour circumstances long enough, teen girl, you find that you are not content with what you have. Your friend has new clothes all the time but you don’t. She has a boyfriend and you don’t.

When you “look” at your own circumstances and dwell on them, James says that it will develop into lust and this lust will turn into sin.

~James 1:15a Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: So, your thought life is what you have to bring under control. Some people are naturally pessimistic – their cup is always half empty – their future seems to always to hold the worse possible scenario. The pessimistic Christian sees the worse things in life – this Christian needs a lot of work at controlling her thoughts. This Christian needs to spend some quality time meditating on what God has provided rather than what she does not have.

Paul had the remedy for negative and stinky thinking. ~Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. He controlled his thought life by thinking on good things. So should you, teen girl. The pessimistic Christian needs to remember that she has a home in eternity awaiting her; she had food to eat today; she woke up in a warm bed; she has a great family, just to name a few. Doing this will keep her focused and on track.

God gives you exactly what you need, when you need it. He only provides you with good things in our lives. ~James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. When you focus on the good things, which are of the Lord, you are walking in His Spirit. ~Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. In so doing, you are not so quick to be discontent, which is sin.

Paul taught about contentment in several churches. It must be a pretty important teaching if he taught it in Hebrews, 1 Timothy, Philippians and Galatians. If you don’t learn to control your desires to have whatever your eyes see, you will be an unhappy adult! You will never be able to control being in debt without contentment.

~Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 

~1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 

~1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 

When you meditate on your salvation, teen girl, you won’t be so quick to notice what you are lacking in this life because you will see that yu have gained so much for all eternity!

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Are You Ashamed?


~2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

~Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 

~Psalm 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. 

~Psalm 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. 

How many Christian teen girls go through the day without the Word of God as part of it? How many teen girls can say that when situations arise, a Bible verse comes to mind to cover that situation? If you don’t read the Bible, you just can’t be prepared to tackle the day’s challenges. It is like going to a Spanish class with an English book – you’re unprepard! Can you imagine how foolish you would look – how you would feel?

Teen girl, if you do not make the Bible part of your every day life, you will look and feel as foolish when you stand before God. 2 Timothy 2:15 says that you are to study so that you can become a workman that doesn’t need to be ashamed. Noah Webster defines ashamed as:

1. Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt or a conviction of some criminal action or indecorous conduct, or by the exposure of some gross errors or misconduct, which the person is conscious must be wrong, and which tends to impair his honor or reputation. It is followed by of.

Thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed. Exodus 16.Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel. Hosea 10.

2. Confused by a consciousness of guilt or of inferiority; by the mortification of pride; by failure or disappointment.

They shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in images. Isaiah 42

If you are guilty of neglecting your Bible, do you feel this shame that Noah speaks of? A speaker at a meeting is only as good as the knowledge he has on the subject he’s covering. If he is unprepared, it is evident. He hums and hahs, he stumbles and stutters. However, when a speaker is totally prepared, he belts out a presentation like nobody’s business and has confidence in his knowledge. Do you struggle with witnessing to your friends and winning them to Christ? You’re not prepared! You have not spent the time you need to memorize the verses.

Today’s sports fanatics have player stats memorized. They can tell you who threw the longest pass at the last Super Bowl. They can quote you how many home runs and runs batted in that their favorite baseball player has. However, ask them to share Bible verses with you that would be significant in leading someone to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and they look at you as if you have two heads! Teen girl, do you know the words to every popular song but you don’t know your Bible verses? If this is you – you will stand ashamed before the Lord Jesus Christ. My heart aches for you! :-(

As if this isn’t bad enough, what do you do when a trial comes your way and you don’t have the Word hidden in your heart to turn to for rescue and encouragement? You don’t have to know the address and verse by heart but at least you know it enough to be able to say, oh yes, Psalm 121 tells me to look unto the hills from whence cometh my help! So I will turn to the Lord to help me with this situation. Instead, you run to your best friend or a church member and plead for prayer. What if your doctor had to run to his co-workers for help in decisions about your health? Wouldn’t that disturb you? Can you imagine how the Lord feels when we run to others when He is the One true source of all healing and encouragement?

I believe that when believers stand before Christ when their works are tried by fire to see if they are wood and stubble or silver and gold, that they will be hanging their heads in shame – tears welling up in their eyes, wishing they could do it all over again. Teen girl, when your time is up, there is no going back. The signs of the times are all around us. Christ’s return for us is at the door – any minute we’ll be called Home! Are you ready or will you be ashamed?

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Sing!



~Psalm 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

How often do you give thanks for all that God has done throughout the ages, even in your own life, teen girl? When I look back at God’s hand in my life, I can’t help but rejoice! In the middle of my darkest hours, my heart has led me to His word and encouraged me. Discouragement happens – there’s no getting around it. However, what we DO with discouragement is the key, right?  This separates the weak Christian with the disciple (the disciplined Christian).

~2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Who knows me better than me? If I allow myself to wallow in self-pity or discouragement, I won’t have the desire to seek the holy things of God. I won’t have the desire to remember what He has done for me. However, if I train myself to recognize discouragement and immediately start praising God, I will see that rain cloud begin to disappear. A grateful heart and a thankful heart does not have room for discouragement. :-)

Let’s look at the consequences of discouragement.  Discouragement is an insult to God! It tells God that you are not satisfied with His provisions in your life and that you think you can do better. But let me ask you this: How is that discouragement working out for you? Aren’t you miserable, teen girl? Furthermore, you are not acting alone.  You’re dragging others down with you – especially your family members and your closest friends. The unsaved who come into contact with you on a daily basis interpret your discouragement as your God’s lack of power. What a horrible testimony to the Living God!

Today’s Psalm encourages you to sing  and to give thanks!  If you can’t even come up with one thing to be thankful for, I believe you have more serious issues than discouragement, teen girl.  This type of thinking is selfish and self-centered.  Life is not about you, no matter what you think!  Life is about Christ and what He has given to you and done for you! The first thing you have to be thankful for is salvation!  Even if nothing else ever happened in your life, thanking God for your salvation should be enough to keep you busy!  Your time on this earth is so short compared to eternity!  Your lack of thankfulness here will be reflected there! Don’t you see that?

Make full use of all that God has done for you in your “singing”!  You have a roof over your head; you’re not going hungry; you have clothing; you have people who care for you; you have friends who love you.  There is always something for which to be thankful!  Always!!!  Make a list if you have to – but do it.  Watch that discouragement melt away as you sing praises to the King of kings and Lord of lords!  God is faithful and loves you!  So teen girl, acknowledge Him and be thankful for all that He has done.

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A Bad Destination


~Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. 

If you are a teen girl who is concerned about lost souls, then you have heard many excuses as to why someone won’t be saved. One of the excuses I’ve heard is that there is no God and that when one dies, that’s the end.

~Psalm 14:1 [To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 

Seems to me, I would rather take precautions while I still had the chance than to find out that it’s too late to make any changes. Wouldn’t you?

What account in the Bible do you recall when you think of Jesus preaching on hell? I think of Jesus’ account of the rich man and Lazarus. In all of Jesus’ parables and stories, this account was the only one that He actually gave the name of an individual. This was a true story and Luke (who was a doctor) goes into great detail when he records Jesus’ account in Luke 16:20-31. The rich man no longer had an opportunity to be saved; he no longer had an opportunity to warn his family – that was it! He was stuck in hell, burning, thirsting and hurting for all eternity!! :'(

I once heard one of our dear senior saints at church say, “Eternity is too long and hell fire too hot for me to take the chance of hell not being true!” Oh so very true! These are not the words of a fool, that’s for sure. The word “hell” is found in 54 verses in the Word, teen girl. God wants you to know all about this place where the unrepentant sinner will go. This place called hell will be a horrifying place where the pain is so great that there will be gnashing of teeth. Noah Webster defines it as:

A grinding or striking of the teeth in rage or anguish.

I find it interesting that there are seven verses which use this phrase “gnashing of teeth.” God’s perfect number is the number seven which means “completion”! Man’s rejection of Him will be complete when he is cast down into hell’s fires. There won’t be any more chances to accept Jesus Christ as the only way to Heaven.

~John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Allah won’t be able to help you. Buddha won’t be able to help you. Mary won’t be able to help you. Only Jesus can help you – and only while you are yet living, teen girl.

~Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

~Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

~Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

~Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

~Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

~Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

~Luke 13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 

If you are reading this today and you are not 100% convinced that you are going to Heaven when you die, then I hope that you will let these verses speak to your heart and not be the fool as the rich man was. Denying there is a God does not remove the fact that He does exist. God is the beginning and the end. All things started with Him and all things will end with Him. He is not mocked and He does hold judgment for those who reject Him. He also holds reward of salvation for those who accept Him.

~Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 

So, teen girl. Are you 100% sure you’re going to Heaven? Did you repent of your sin and get saved? If so, are you telling others how they can be saved? Don’t let your friends go to hell – share Christ with them :-)

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Enter!!!


~Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Have you entered into the Lord’s gates today, teen girl? I heard a message on our covenant with God recently and it got me to thinking how blessed we are that Christ’s death and resurrection created a covenant for us with the Father – for all born again believers! What a joy to meditate on that today. So today, I want to encourage each of you toward righteousness.

We do not need to be defeated Christians. We do not need to give in to temptation. We just need to be hard workers at our faith in our precious Saviour. I’m sure many a teen girl gives it her “all” when it comes to doing school work, helping her parents at home, caring for younger siblings, etc. But you can’t stop there … you need to care for your spiritual life with just as much zeal and effort. Yes, helping your mother by cleaning the bathroom and doing laundry is a chore. I’m  get that same effervescent feeling the lady in the commercial gets about my scrubbing bubbles cleaning my toilet, ya know? It’s WORK to get these chores done – but the feeling of satisfaction afterwards is priceless!

Making sure that we cover all the areas of our spiritual lives is work also. But this “work” has eternal results. The work in our homes is temporary – the dust will always come back and there will always be dishes and laundry to do. But the work we do for the Lord is forever. I think of Christ’s account of Mary and Martha. He did not use a parable here but referred to actual women. The Lord placed this account in His Word especially for us! Mary spent her time at His feet while Martha carried on with the chores. Mary gleaned from the Master while Martha missed out on His blessings from the Word.

Working at our spiritual lives is just that – WORK! Here is a little something that helps me strive in this area of training myself and I want to share it with you, teen girl. If you start now, by the time you have a home of your own and children, you will be that much ahead. :-)

W – Wake up to the Lord with song! Sing your favorite hymn – you know the one – it just speaks to your heart and gets you in the right mood – Mine is “Amazing Grace”!

O – Open my heart to Him in prayer. I believe in making my heart right with God before praying for others. I confess my sins, I love on Him real good and then I pray for others.

I have a prayer list – in fact, I’m making a prayer journal to start using – and I keep this list with my Bible – the list is so long but I’ve broken it down by days so each day has a different grouping of people (i.e. Sunday = church family; Monday = missionaries; etc. I record specific details for each of these people so I’m praying for specific needs, not generalities.

R – Read His Word! Reading God’s Word is a learned trait. Don’t be so strict with your plan that you don’t enjoy His Word. I have three separate times for reading.

  1. The first is my sweet time with Him. Today I read my Proverb of the day (there are conveniently 31 Proverbs, one each for the 31 days in the month). I then read my Psalms for the day (today is the 5th so I read Psalm 5 (then add 30), Psalm 35, Psalm 65, Psalm 95, and Psalm 125. I then read the 5th division or section of Psalm 119. This method for reading Psalms enables me to read the entire Book of Psalms every month. I then read Acts chapter 5 so I can learn about the church’s history. And finally, I read Revelations chapter 5 because we are promised a blessing in Revelation 1:3 if we read and understand this book.
  2. The second time for reading is reading through the Bible – I usually do this before bed. Sometimes we set goals that we just can’t keep and then we feel defeated and give up totally. I would rather keep at it and be blessed then to give up.
  3. My third reading comes with studying God’s Word. We’re commanded to study to show ourselves approved UNTO GOD. Not to show off our knowledge to others, not to puff ourselves up thinking we’re better than others – but approved UNTO GOD. This is where we dive into meaty things and learn – not learning from someone else’s studying but learning for ourselves. You may have your own method of reading – I hope you do. In my 32 years of salvation, all the women and teen girls that I’ve come in contact with who have struggled spiritually, struggled because they were not in the Word for themselves. When we stand before the Lord and give Him the reason why we didn’t do this or didn’t do that, our excuse that the preacher never taught us won’t hold water. We are commanded to study for ourselves.

K – Keep Him in the forefront of my mind all day. When we have sung, prayed and read, it’s pretty hard to forget the God you started your day with. :-)

If you don’t have a special time, teen girl, resolve to make one. If you want to succeed at this, hold yourself accountable to someone. Ask a good friend to ask you daily if you spent your time with the Lord. One who won’t take excuses but will lovingly tell you that your excuse is not a good one! :-) Good friends like that are hard to find so treasure her if you have one!

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