3 ways to hook your teens on devotions

Last week I told my kids that I’d have to cancel our devotions for that evening because a family activity had run later than expected. Their response was typical: a resounding chorus of “oh no!”s and something on the lines of “Pleasssse… can we have devotions tonight?”

“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!”

I remember my eight-year-old daughter looking outside with slumped shoulders and saying “Aw, now we can’t have our kids day.” But just at that moment, her four-year-old brother jumped up and said:

“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!” 

Forgiving the “Unforgivable”

When you’re struggling emotionally with forgiveness, look beyond the pain you feel to understanding why the other person has done wrong.  This kind of thinking is revolutionary, perhaps even  intimidating, because it forces us to look at ourselves in a more critical light in a time when we want to be comforted.

But pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone may be the only way to actually make a positive difference in our lives.