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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – James 1:5

Seeking GOd

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5 (NIV)

Do you wish that you could magically see into the future? Do you wish that you knew what person to date, or what college you should go to? Sometimes, it would be nice to just know exactly what to do and what the future holds.

Today’s Bible verse gives us some insight into what we can do when we lack wisdom and don’t know what to do. The verse tells us to ask God for help. The great news about asking for God’s help is that He gives it freely, with no strings attached.

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So as you’re making decisions, small, big or somewhere in between, know that God is always ready and willing to help you out. He’s just waiting for you to ask Him for help. So don’t forget that when you’re making decisions you can go to God. Get God’s advice and help so that you can truly become a success in life!

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Daily Bible Verse – August 21


Teen Devotion and Bible Verse on Choices

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
 – Deut 30:19

It’s easy to not think that much about the choices you make every day. You might not think that choosing to skip practicing your instrument or skip reading your Bible matters that much. The truth is the choices you make each day matter a lot. They set the direction and the course for your life.

This Bible verse challenges you to choose godly things and choose life. If you want to experience the best in life, you need to daily choose to follow after God. Following after God isn’t always the easiest choice, but it’s a choice that doesn’t bring heartbreak or regret.

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Choose today to make God first in your decisions. Choose to develop godly habits and do the things that God would have you to do. Decide today that you’re going to do what this verse says and choose life!

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Cor 15:33

 Teen Devotion and Bible Verse about friends

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” – 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)

Sometimes, I’ve had some friends who haven’t helped me make good decisions. When I hung out with them, I was always tempted to do some things that weren’t right.

Have you noticed that who you hang out with makes a difference in your life? I’ve found that when I hung out with friends that were excited about Jesus it challenged me to grow in my relationship with Jesus. When I spend a lot of time with friends who didn’t love Jesus, it caused me to be challenged to do and say things that weren’t godly.

So today, take an honest look at your relationships. Do you have some friendships that are pushing you toward bad habits and choices? If so, ask God if you need to step back from those relationships. Choose to spend time pursuing relationships that challenge you to grow in your relationship with God and make good choices.

5 Reasons Choices Help Make You Successful

5 Reasons Choices Make You Successful Devotion for TeensChoices are something we all have to face at times in our lives. We have small decisions like what to wear or what to eat. We also face bigger decisions as well. We may have to choose to stand up for what you believe in or remain silent to avoid criticism. Choices are a part of our daily life, and becoming better at making choices will help you be successful in everything you do. So with that in mind, here are five reasons choices will help make you successful.

  1. Little choices make a big difference.

    Its easy to overlook little choices and think they really don’t matter. For example, practicing your sport a few extra minutes a night doesn’t seem like a big deal, but over time, it can make a huge difference in how you play. Little choices don’t always appear to be a big deal, but they are. How you handle the little choices will determine how you handle the bigger choices.

  2. God gave you the freedom to choose.

    God gave mankind the ability to make their own decisions. We all have the freedom to choose our actions, our thoughts and the course our life takes. Getting God involved with your decisions and choosing godly things will always make you a success.

    “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!  – Deut 30:19 (NLT)

  3. When you don’t choose, you’re making a choice.

    Many times it can feel easier when faced with a difficult decision to not make a choice. However, when you do that, you are still making a choice. You’re just choosing not to do anything. Life is full of difficult choices, so begin learning how to make them now. Don’t let your life slip away in indecision.

  4. Each Choice has a consequence.

    When we hear the word consequence we automatically think that its something bad. However, consequences can be good too. Each choice you make has a consequence, but that doesn’t mean that making choices is bad. For example, if you choose to work a job, a consequence of that choice is getting a paycheck for the hours you worked. In this case, the consequence isn’t a bad one.

  5. Choices need to be intentional.

    You’ve got to live intentionally. You will never accomplish the dreams that God has placed in your heart without getting intentional about them. You’ve got to choose to make good choices everyday that will propel you forward toward your dreams.

The choices you make each day set the pace and the direction for your life. Choose to be intentional about each decision you make. Is that decision pushing you closer to God  and His plan for your life? If it isn’t, then the choice isn’t a good one. Choosing God and His plan for your life will always help you become successful!