Our brains are truly incredible; as I wrote this post, my mind sang a song that I have not heard in 6 years.
The lyrics are pretty simple, but they are appropriate for this post.
I’m not ashamed of the one who saved my soul.
This fire inside of me is burning for your name;
I’m not ashamed!
Generally speaking, I still feel like a teenager. Sure, I’m in grad school, I have a full-time job, and I pay my own rent, but when someone asks me my age, I respond, “eightee–I mean, twenty-three.”
Whether you are young-in-age or young-at-heart, strive to obey God’s six specific instructions for youth.
Ten Verses for Those Who are Young
First, God desires for youth to be obedient.
If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s complaining.
- I’m tired of sitting.
- The lesson is boring.
- The WiFi is inconsistent.
- Gas is expensive.
- Traffic is slow.
- I’m hungry.
Yep, I could whine your ears off. The following ten verses are intended for me.
Ten Verses for When You Feel Whiny
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author of Lies Women Believe, wrote,
Most people–even Christians–have unthinkingly exposed themselves to so much deception that they do not even realize they are being deceived (35).
Every day, we are vulnerable to an attack from Satan. He “holds out the glittering promise of ‘real life'” (32), desiring to “win our affections, influence our choices, and destroy our lives” (32).
On our own, we are defenseless. Like a rose in a hurricane, we can do nothing to stop the onslaught. Thankfully, we don’t have to fight alone. The verses below show that when we are vulnerable to Satan’s lies, God is ready with the truth.
Ten Verses for When You Feel Vulnerable
I’ve never read the book Backwards Beauty, but the short videos are pretty funny.
The author of Backwards Beauty, Jessie Minassian, takes a satirical approach to showing girls, “You have a beauty the world doesn’t understand.” After listening to her interview a few years ago on Focus on the Family, I came to appreciate her “completely illogical” approach to to teaching girls to view themselves through God’s eyes. She gives her readers “10 steps to feel your worst!”
Is there anyone who doesn’t feel stressed? Hanna-Barbera told us that life would be so much easier in the 2000s when we would live like the Jetsons with robots, home computers, teleconferencing, and movies on our watches.