It took great courage for Jochebed to put her baby in that basket. Even when you know God is working in your life, it takes courage to trust Him. Read Psalm 3:3. How is God like a shield? How does He give you courage?
Those who crucified Jesus intended great harm, but God used their evil to bring about the greatest good of all. Look up 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 4:14-16 and John 14:2-3. What good things did God bring out of their evil plans?
You just know you’re ready to stay home alone or old enough to bike to the neighborhood store with friends. But Mom and Dad say you’re not quite old enough. While you wait, memorize Luke 16:10. Then show them how responsible you can be. Fix your own snacks. Put your bike away. Take care of…
Jealousy is wanting for yourself what belongs to someone else. And it’s so serious that God listed it in the Ten Commandments as one of the things we must not do. Read Exodus 20:17 for yourself. Why do you think God is serious about jealousy? What problems does it cause?
Part of forgiving is keeping your focus off the thing that made you hurt or angry. It’s leaving what happened in the past, in the past.Look at Philippians 3:12-14. Instead of focusing on the past, what should you think about?
Part of growing up is figuring out who you are. The world will tell you all sorts of things – things that aren’t true. Always turn to God to find out who you really are. Start with these beautiful verses: 1 John 3:1, Galatians 4:7, Psalm 139:13-14 and 1 Peter 2:9.
Jacob never expected to hear God’s voice that night. But you can expect to hear God’s voice every day. Just be still and listen. He might whisper a verse into your heart. He might send someone to encourage you. And He always speaks through the Bible. God loves to talk to you!
In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus teaches us how to pray. Check out these verses and pay special attention to verse 10. Whose will should be done? Whatever you pray for, ask for God’s will to be done. That’s always the best plan.
When Jesus came, He changed the way sacrifices were made. It was no longer about animals and priests. Instead, sacrifices became about how we live our lives. Read Romans 12:1. How could choosing to please God – instead of the world, your friends or even yourself – be a “living sacrifice” to God?
There are 5,467 promises from God in the Bible. And God has kept – and is still keeping – every single one. How many promises can you find? Here are some to get you started: John 3:1, Matthew 28:20 and Matthew 6:14.