Someone told me this week that God is more interested in what's in your heart than the words that you say when you pray. Sometimes it's hard to know how to pray. Romans 8:26 says, In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. Even if we can't put our prayers into words, God knows our heart.
A handy reminder that Easter is all about Christ and not rabbits and chocolate. You can find these free Easter printable by clicking on the images or get crafty and design your own.
As the cover suggests, this book is recommended for ages 15 or over. Dr Patricia Weerakoon provides research to back up the Bible's view on saving sex for marriage. During sexual intimacy, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland release oxytocin and vasopressin which make you feel bonded to your partner. So basically you form a mini bond with everyone you have sex with. She explained that this is a bit like superglueing yourself to each partner, then tearing away. Though there is no physical damage, there is emotional and psychological damage done when you sleep with multiple partners.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 says, For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. When you have a crush on a guy you dress to look nice for him, you say things to try to impress him, you pay him a lot of attention, you smile a lot, you think about him all the time and may even flutter your eyelashes... When you love God, everything you do should reflect the fact that you're in love with him - the way you dress, the things you say, what you think about... When you're in love you live to please the other person, not yourself. Are you living to please yourself or God?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.