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Daily Devotion for Kids: Do Not Lure You into A Trap Where You'll Be Tempted to Sin (Psalm 1:1-6)

Do you like to skate? Good-unless it puts you in a place displeasing to the Lord. Do you like to bowl? Fine-unless the people you bowl with tempt you to do wrong things. Do you like to play ball? Great-unless it keeps you from church or some activity where the Lord wants you to be. Do you like to chat with friends? Nice-unless they tempt you to gossip, swear, or displease God in some way. Make sure the wholesome activity you choose does not lure you into a trap where you'll be tempted to sin.

Daily Devotion for Kids: The Donkey’s Tail (2 Peter 1:5-9)

What things blindfold you to opportunities to serve the Lord? Are you so busy enjoying hobbies, riding your bike, and just having fun that you don't notice when you could serve by helping someone? Do things such as jealousy, wanting your own way, or laziness keep you from being a witness for Jesus? Don't wear a spiritual blindfold! Ask God to help you develop the qualities listed in today's Scripture. Ask Him to give you the desire and strength to live a life pleasing to Him.

Max Lucado: Too Close to Where You Got In

I like the story of the little boy who fell out of bed. When his mom asked him what happened, he answered, "I don't know. I guess I stayed too close to where I got in."


Max Lucado: Our Problem is Sin. Not Finances. Not Budgets.

Our problem is sin. Not finances. Not budgets. Not overcrowded prisons. Our problem is sin. We are in rebellion against our Creator. We're cut off from the source of life. A new president or policy won't fix that. It can only be solved by God. That is why the Bible uses drastic terms like conversion, repentance, and lost and found. Society may renovate, but only God re-creates.

Daily Devotion for Kids: Pray for Others Who Are Unsaved (Isaiah 55:8-11)

Are you wondering if someone you love went to heaven when he or she died? It always hurts when a loved one dies, but it's especially painful when you don't know for certain that person was saved and went to heaven. If you're in that position, try not to fret. Rest in the knowledge that God's ways are right and that He will always do right. Pray for others who are unsaved. Be kind and loving, and do all you can to help them know the way to heaven.

Daily Devotion for Kids: Ask for Forgiveness. You'll Be Glad You dDd ( Psalm 139:7-12)

Do you think nobody knows you did something wrong? Broke that dish or toy? Told that lie? Snitched that cookie? Whatever you've done, God knows. Mom and Dad and your friends may never know, but you can't hide anything from God. If you've done something wrong, confess your sin to Him and to the person you've wronged. Ask for forgiveness. You'll be glad you did. Then remember that God also sees the good things you do. Live to please Him!

Daily Devotion for Kids: That's the Kind of Giver God Loves (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)

What kind of giver are you? When the offering is taken do you put in only money your parents gave you for that purpose? If you give some of your own money, is it only the amount your parents say you have to give? Or do you gladly give a portion of your money to be used in God's work? Best of all, do you give generously and cheerfully? That's the kind of giver God loves.


Max Lucado: Alarms in Your Life

A fit of anger. Uncontrolled debt. A guilty conscience. Icy relationships. Alarms in your life. When they go off, how do you respond? Be honest, now. Hasn't there been a time or two when you went outside for a solution, when you should have gone inward? Ever blamed your plight on government? Blamed your family for your failure? Called God to account for problems in your marriage? Your circumstances may be challenging, but blaming them is not the solution. Nor is neglecting them.

Greg Laurie's Daily Devotion: Because of His Deep Love for His Own Son ( Ephesians 1:6)

All that God has done has been because of His grace, which means "unmerited favor." You aren't merely forgiven, justified, and cleansed of your sins; you have been received in love by God Himself. This is because of His deep love for His own Son, Jesus. Because His Son lives in you, you have found His favor. You have the approval of God because of what Jesus has done.


Daily Devotion for Kids: The Cycling Trip (Psalm 37:39-40; 62:5-8)

Do you get stressed and worried about your troubles? Are you frustrated when you feel like you should do something but don't really know how to go about it? Do you think you're not able to do well in school? To think of something to say to make a visitor feel at home? To speak to someone about Jesus? When God puts it on your heart to do something, don't struggle to handle it on your own. Trust Him to help you with it. He gives strength to do all kinds of difficult things.

Daily Devotion for Kids: Be A Good Disciple-a Good Follower-of Jesus (Luke 9:23-26)

Do your classmates laugh if you talk about Jesus? Do they think you're a little strange when you bow your head and pray before you eat your lunch? Does anyone call you a goody-goody because you go to church and Sunday school regularly? Be a good disciple-a good follower-of Jesus. Do the things that please Him, no matter what anyone says.

Max Lucado: Look Inside Yourself

When my daughter Jenna was six years old, I discovered her standing in front of a full-length mirror looking down her throat. I asked her what she was doing and she answered, "I'm looking to see if God is in my heart." I chuckled and turned then overheard her ask Him, "Are you in there?"