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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 119:11

Teen Devotion on God's Word

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. – Psalm 119:11 (NIV)

Have you ever hidden something? I remember a few weeks ago, I hid a birthday present. I didn’t want the person I was giving it to finding it. So I looked and looked until I found the perfect spot for it, a place I knew they wouldn’t see or think to look.

Hiding something takes some thought and effort. The same is true of hiding God’s word in our hearts. It takes some effort to hide the word in our hearts. It might mean that we have to say no to watching YouTube videos all night long or Snapchatting with friends to get into God’s word.

Hiding God’s word in our hearts is worth the effort because it helps us in those difficult times when we don’t know what to do or where to turn. Many times God will speak to us through His word and give us direction and insight on what to do. Choose today to make hiding God’s word an important part of your daily routine.

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Matthew 4:4

Teen Devotion and Bible Verse on The Importance of Reading Your Bible

But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4 (NLT)

Have you ever read the Bible but felt overwhelmed? Maybe the book seems really big. Perhaps you don’t like reading. Those things can make Bible reading seem really hard. However, the study of God’s word is important.

Today’s verse shows us that we aren’t to just eat food and that’s all we need for growth. Instead, it tells us that we need also need to feed on the Word of God. Feeding on God’s word might sound weird, but it’s really helpful for your spiritual growth.

The Bible helps us learn right from wrong. It helps us make good decisions and makes us wise.

God’s word is a powerful tool in our lives. Your heart was made for God’s word. God’s word is a seed that produces growth and life in your life. So if you haven’t, find ways to make time for God’s word. It might be something simple like reading a quick devotion every day or listening to a YouTube sermon or Podcast. Even if you don’t like to read there are many ways to get God’s word in your heart.

So today, make God’s word a priority in your life. Don’t go a day without spending time in God’s word!

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 1:2

Bible Verse & Daily Devotion on Reading the Bible

Rather, he delights in the teachings of the LORD and reflects on his teachings day and night. – Psalm 1:2 (GW)

Its easy in the busyness of life to take the Bible for granted. Life happens and the next thing you know its been days, weeks or maybe even months since you had some time to spend reading the Bible.

The Bible shouldn’t just be something that we make time for when nothing else is going on, it should be something that we are excited about and reading day and night. One of the best ways to get excited about God’s word is to just start digging into it. The more you read it, the more you desire to read more.

So challenge yourself to make reading the Bible a priority in your life. Determine to not let all the stuff going on keep you from spending time with God.

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 119:111

Daily Bible Verse and Daily Devotion for Teens on God's WordYour laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. – Psalm 119:111

How much importance do you put on God’s word? Are the words that are written in it a part of who you are? When you’re faced with a decision, do you follow what God’s word says, or what seems easy or popular?

Today’s Daily Bible verse describes God’s word as a treasure. A treasure is something that’s important, something that you guard and keep in a safe place. And that is how we should be treating God’s word. We should be excited to spend time reading it and we should be treating the words written in it like treasure.

So today, take some time to read you Bible. Spend time thinking about how great it is and how the words written in it are like a treasure to you!

What History Tests Teach About Tough Times

Teen and Youth Devotion on Tough TimesTaking tests are never fun. Usually the night before a big history test is filled with lots of cramming and memorizing all the key facts in hopes of getting a good grade. Many times, studying involves staying up really late, hoping that by looking at your book a few million times those facts will stick in your head.

Then comes the moment of truth. On the day of the test, you find out if all your studying paid off. Tests like these aren’t easy. Each test comes with its set of facts, terms, battles, or important events. Its when you’re in the moment of taking the test, you really see if all your hard work studying paid off, or if you should have invested more time. On a test, you either know the answer or you don’t. There’s not really a middle ground. You either know the answers or you don’t. Its in the tests that you find out if you put in enough preparation. Like it or not, the time you spend studying before the test and memorizing the facts and terms makes a big difference in your test results.

Tests however, aren’t just something that happen in History class. They come to us in life too. Life hands us lots of tests. Sometimes they’re easy, but other times they’re really difficult. However, just like taking your history test, your preparation before the test makes all the difference. So what does preparing for a test in life look like?

Most of your preparation for life’s tests is by spending time reading your Bible and getting God’s word in your heart. God’s word is what will keep you anchored when things get rough.

I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You. – Psalm 119:11 (HSCB)

Making sure that you’ve got God’s word in your heart will help you when things get tough. When you study for a history test, you’re putting the answers in your head. Then when its time to take the test, you just have to recall what you studied. The same is true in the tests of life. Putting God’s word into your heart gives you answers to draw on when you’re faced with a difficult situation.

Tests and trials come to us all, but its what you’ve studied and learned before the test that keeps you going in the test. So don’t show up to the tests of life unprepared. Take some time to get God’s word into your heart. When you do, you’ll find that you’re ready to face anything that comes your way.

 Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:3

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What a Yo-Yo Can Teach You About Your Relationship With God

What a yo yo can teach you about your relationship with GodJune 6th was a holiday called national yo-yo day. If you’re like most people, June 6th probably came and went for you without a lot of celebration for the little known holiday. However, we’d like to shed some light on this under appreciated holiday and show how it can influence your relationship with God.

The day is celebrated on the birthday of Donald Duncan from Duncan Toys who was responsible for helping the yo-yo gain much of its popularity.

If you’ve ever used a yo-yo, you know its not always as easy as it looks. I remember trying and trying to get mine to go down and come up right. With some practice I actually got the hang of it, and experimented with some tricks.

I think a lot of times in our walks with God, it can often feel like a yo-yo. We have a good day when we read the Bible and get a lot out of it. Then a few days later we read and can’t even remember what we read. Or maybe we go to a youth camp and get really excited about God, but when we get home, we start getting involved with our friends and what’s going on, and we start to forget about God. Simply put, it can feel lots of times like your relationship with God is like a yo-yo. There’s lots of ups and downs.

Here’s something to think about if you feel like you’re in an up or down swing in your relationship with God. Here’s a great secret: to have a successful relationship with God you can’t let emotions be your indicator. You might feel goosebumps when you read the Bible one day and absolutely nothing the next. This doesn’t mean that God has left or that there is something wrong with you.

Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight. – 2 Cor 5:7

We are encouraged to not walk by what we see or feel but to walk by faith. So if there’s a day when you don’t feel excited about reading your Bible, or that you got much out of it, don’t get discouraged and give up. Rather continue to walk by faith and not be moved by what you see or your feelings.

How is Reading Your Bible Like Under Armor?

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I went to the mall yesterday and I bought some rocking new under armor shorts.

I got them home and of course had to try them on! I was looking at them more closely and realized that I had missed the fact that there was this cool hidden pocket in the shorts. I was in a hurry at the store when I bought them and had overlooked the fact that there was this great hidden pocket that I could use to put stuff in.

These shorts reminded me of reading the Bible and how there are sometimes really cool hidden truths in Gods word for our lives.

As we take a closer look at Gods word and get involved in reading the Bible we can find truths to help us everyday.

I encourage you to take a deeper look at Gods word as you read it. Don’t just take a surface glance but dig into it. You’ll find awesome truths that can change your life!

Hebrews 4:16 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword KJV