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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – March 1

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion for TEENS

No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. – Romans 8:37

Have you ever won something? Maybe it was winning a speech contest, getting a solo in choir, or making the winning shot in basketball. When you do well or win something, it is a really great feeling.

That feeling of victory is how we should be living our lives everyday. God tells us that He made us more than victorious. That means that you are a winner. You can walk around your school, job, and home with your head held high because you know that you’re a winner. You’ve got value to God because He placed value on you. God loves you and has an awesome plan for your life.

So be encouraged today, you are a winner because of who God says you are. You can experience victory every day because of who God made you to be.

Finding The Right Career

Finding The Right CareerOne of the toughest decisions to make as a teenager is what you’ll do after you graduate. Until graduation, you’ve had your course mapped out for you at school. Then, once you graduate, suddenly its all up to you. It can seem pretty scary if you’re not 100% sure what you’d like to do once you graduate.

One thing that can make finding a career less scary is to begin discovering what careers appeal to you. Here are a few things you can do to help in the discovery process.

  1. Get to know yourself – Take some time to discover your likes. Do some honest self-inventory. Do you like working with people or do you prefer to work alone? Do you like reading? Do you prefer doing things that are more hands-on? Do you like risk or do you prefer security?
    If you ask yourself these types of questions, it will help you narrow down which types of careers are a good fit for you. If you don’t like working with people, then you should not aim for a career where you deal with people all the time. You’ll wind up hating it. If you like security, then a consistent stable job is something that you should consider. Keep in mind the type of person you are when looking to find a career.
    Take a close and honest look at yourself. Taking time to determine the types of jobs that are a good fit for your personality will go a long way in finding the right career for you.
  2. Do some research – Once you’ve got a list of a few careers you think you might be interested in, do some research. Get online and find out if people are hiring for that career where you would like to live. Find out what those jobs require in terms of training or a degree.
    Don’t just jump blindly into a degree or training program at college. Research online and talk to other people who have studied similar things to find out if the degree or training program will really land you the career you want.
    If you take the time to do the research now, you’ll not waste money on training or schooling that you will regret later. Many young people find out that they went on to college only to get a degree in a field where few jobs exist. Do your research and make sure your degree or training program will help you get a job.
  3. Get God involved – Lots of times in looking for the right career, we forget to get God involved. God knows you better than anyone else. He knows what types of careers are the right fit for you. Get Him involved in your decision-making process.
    “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”  – Proverbs 3:6

Choosing a career is a process that involves some research and a bit of work. However, if goes the smoothest when you get God involved in the process. Ask His wisdom and guidance and you’ll be so glad you did.

 

 

Seven Rules For Daily Living

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A few months ago I came across an old notebook that was my great grandfather’s. He had taken the time to cut out articles, thoughts, and quotations that he liked. It was really great to see his heart toward God and understand more about his relationship with God.

In flipping through the worn and yellowed pages, I found a cut out article pasted into a page that really spoke to me. It says it was adapted by Douglas Parsons in the summer of 1940.

Here is the article, I believe you’ll be inspired by it!

  1. I must let nothing take me away from my times with The Lord
  2. I must keep from making any plans of my own, but must be instant in my response to “the still small voice”
  3. I must in nowise, justify myself before men for those things which The Lord leads me to do – but I must make it my aim by confession, to keep myself justified in His presence
  4. I must ask The Lord continually to fashion the fruits of the spirit in me.
  5. I must not let a day slip by without interceding for others
  6. I must get to know my Father, and The Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit better
  7. I must do all things(even the smallest) by faith

I believe this list will bless and challenge you to get to know God even more.