Bad Company

1339360477_3860_good-choice-bad-choice-signThe choices we make affect us every day and in every part of our lives. Choices affect even our friendships! Good friends will always bring you joy and pleasant experiences. However, bad friends will lead you into trouble in a heart beat!

Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Good friends will support your Christian walk. In fact, your good friends should also be born-again Christians. Allowing unsaved friends into your life will expose you to sins that you would not be exposed to otherwise.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

As well, you can have a friend who is a born-again Christian but that friend may lead you to sin if she isn’t being obedient to God’s Word. The Bible says:

Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

I use to have a friend who was always fighting with someone in her family. Her anger would spill forth into our conversations and it would put me in such a bad mood! I would sometimes get angry myself for no reason whatsoever! I hated feeling that way until I read the verse above! God was showing me exactly what I needed to do! He was telling me that I should not have a close friend who was like this or else I would develop that same horrible habit! :-(

The Bible also tells us that we are blessed if we don’t hang out with bad company!

Psalms 1:1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

You are who you hang around with, teen girl! If you don’t want to get into trouble, then stay away from girls who will draw you into it!

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Being a Delight to God


The unsaved can attempt to obey all of the Ten Commandments and do all the sacrifices that the Old Testament speaks of, but that unsaved person’s sacrifice is an abomination to God! Why? Because the unsaved do not have Christ as his/her Saviour. They have not accepted His precious blood as payment for their deserved punishment.

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

What God delights in, however, is when His child, the one covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, prays to Him. How much time do you spend talking to God? Do you take time to tell Him your troubles? Do you talk to Him about your unsaved loved ones? He is delighted when you do :-)  Like anything else, you must plan to include prayer in your day!

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Pay Back

Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

When you’re doing all that you should be doing as a saved teen girl, don’t you feel as though your day is going great? What happens when you get off track and sin? Do you start feeling separated from God? Do things in your life start to go wrong? Sure they do!

If you leave this pattern unchecked, you are headed for much trouble.

Today’s Bible verse warns us what happens when we stray from the path. We are told that the “pay” for the wicked is trouble! In other words, payment for sin is always trouble. God will “spank” you, just as your parents did when you were younger. God’s spankings come in the form of ruining friendships, being grounded by your parents, bad grades at school, etc. No parent wants to punish their child – they do it to guide the child into obedience. God is the ultimate parent and desires the same thing for you.

The good thing is the first part of our verse :-) When you’re doing right, according to God’s Word, your life will be filled with treasure! Isn’t that wonderful? Why would you want anything different?

Psalm 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.

Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Being out of God’s Word opens your life to sin but staying in God’s Word brightens your path and keeps you from sin.

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7230Anorexia_NervosaTeen girls with anorexia look in the mirror and see themselves when they weighed their maximum weight. They do not see the girl who weighs so little that all her bones show. :-(

Picture it in your head, teen girl. If you’re anorexic, you’re standing in front of a mirror in your underwear and you see yourself weighing the same that you did when you first stopped eating. But in reality, your body is grossly underweight and your bones are showing!

If you are a saved teen girl, truly born-again and you love the Lord, then something is not right. You can get over this eating disorder but you will need to allow God to help you.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Jesus Christ died for you! He asks that we glorify Him in our body and spirit. Before you can glorify Him in your body, you must first work on your spirit. This is where reading and studying your Bible comes into the picture – prayer is a big part as well. Memorize Scripture that will comfort you, like Psalm 121:1-2. Know where your help comes from and rely on the Lord to help you!

The reason you are where you are right now with this problem is because there is something in this life that you are allowing to control your emotions. Maybe it’s your rebellion toward your parents and not eating is your way of staying in control of your life. Whatever the reason is, the bottom line is that you want control. But the Bible teaches us otherwise.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Jesus wants to be in control of your life so that He can help you with your problems. He wants to help and is ready to help – but you must allow Him. He will give you the strength you need to eat healthily. He will give you the strength to let go of the chains that bind you. Applying God’s Word to your life is what will heal you, teen girl. All we need to know is found in your Bible!

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

This does not just apply to anorexia but any other situation in life that “holds” us. Some have issues with drugs or drinking. These same chains that bind them are binding you. It is time for you to allow the Lord to heal you.

Matt 11:28-30 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.

Jesus, your Shepherd, wants to help you with your burdens, teen girl. He will not allow you to have more than you can handle if you will just allow Him the opportunity to help. His way is not a burden – He promises to lift your burdens! Let him :-)

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AddictionsCoverArt5Is there a habit in your life, teen girl, that you just can’t seem to shake? Everyone has a habit, whether good or bad, that they don’t even think twice about doing. After all, that’s why it’s called a habit. It’s such a part of your routine in life that you don’t even have to stop to think about doing it – it’s automatic.

To some, it’s reaching for a cigarette the moment they wake up in the morning. For others, it’s checking their emails from their phones even before they get out of bed. Others need to throw up their meal so they can remain skinny – while some cut themselves to deal with intense emotions or relationship problems.

Whatever the habit or addiction, the Bible has solutions and helps :-)

First of all, God knows exactly what problems you are facing and is right there to provide solutions and comfort!

1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

God is not cruel – He loves you! He will always provide a way that you can escape your temptation to do whatever it is you’re addicted. But you will need to help yourself as well. Some people who have suffered from addiction and gotten saved are delivered from their addiction immediately. While others take longer. It all depends on the willingness of the individual to let go of their habit.

The Word gives us clear direction as to what we should stay away from and what we should replace that addiction with.

Ephesians 5:18 – And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

God can and will help you as you work through your addiction. Spending time reading and studying the Bible, praying and fellowshipping with Godly people is the best thing you can do for an addiction. Joining Reformers Unanimous is also a wonderful avenue of support.

Let it be known that God does not want you to fail but wants you to use this as a means of helping others! You can reach people that I personally cannot reach because of your addiction! God can use you – let Him! :-)

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Attention Seekers


You’ve seen them … girls on Facebook or Myspace who take pictures of themselves in clothing that reveals their bodies to all of man kind. :( How sad that these teen girls feel they have to show their bodies to get attention from boys! It’s all about “me, me, me”! The Kardashian girls are like this. They flaunt their flesh for all to see and yet look at the drama in their lives! Divorce, bad publicity, horrible comments about their sexuality are what make the news!


Girls with these motives will only get the attention of boys who will want one thing – sex! They won’t attract Godly boys who want a meaningful relationship.

In your opinion, teen girl, do you think this type of girl is prideful? What does the Bible have to say about such actions?

James 4:6 – But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

God will give special favor (grace) to the teen girl who is humble. What does that mean? God will be pleased with a teen girl’s humble attitude and will put a boy in her life that will love her for who she is, not what he “can get out of her”!

Romans 12:3 – For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

People who put pictures up of themselves and show off their bodies are seeking attention. They want people to tell them how good/beautiful they look. Are you doing this, teen girl? The Bible says:

James 4:10 – Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

The Bible also says that you are seeking after your “flesh.” This means that you have more interest in worldly things than you do in Godly things.

Romans 8:5-8 – For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

After salvation, we are to seek those things which God would be pleased with. Being obsessed with our bodies, boys, music, movies, movie stars, etc. are things of the flesh. They do not glorify God at all. These are things that one does before salvation, not after. After we are saved, we should be seeking to be more like Jesus Christ and, therefore, putting away those things which take our minds off Him.

Ephesians 4:22 – That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

If you are struggling with this sin, confess it to God and then spend time reading your Bible. When the Holy Spirit shows you that you are sinning or that you should change in an area, obey Him and forsake it! You will be amazed at how much you grow more like Christ when you give up those things of the world!

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Are you ashamed of God?

ashamedAre you ashamed to tell your unsaved friends about Jesus Christ, teen girl? Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you should have said something to them about being born-again but you were afraid of what they would say?

You must realize that you may be the only exposure to the Gospel that these girls may ever have! God placed you in an awesome role in their lives. Everything happens for a purpose to the born-again Christian. God places people in your life so that you can shine the light of the blessed Gospel onto their sinful lives.

The Bible says:

Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

It is this same Gospel that led you to be saved – how can you keep from telling others? Aren’t you glad someone told you?

Luke 9:26 – For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and [in his] Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Mark 8:38 – Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

It is our duty to point the unsaved to God’s Word and to tell them what the Bible has to say about their sin. If they don’t hear it from you, who will they hear it from? The Bible says that we should not fellowship with the unsaved but we should tell them about their sin and how they can be saved. Fellowship in this sense means close relationships – like a best friend. It does not refer to girls that you hang out with from time to time at school.

Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

The unsaved need to hear the Scriptures – this is what will build their faith and will lead them to salvation. :)

Romans 10:17 – So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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