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Weekly Devotional:

Do you ever wonder if God really cares for you? Are you going (or have you ever gone) through something something so horrible that you can't see God at all in what you;re going through? After all, how could He be in this sinful tragic or unfair thing that you're right in the middle of now?

Well, the good news is that He is- don't believe this writer, hear the words of Jesus: "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you?" Matthew 6:30

It is so important to Jesus that you get this: God cares for you, He loves you, His love never fails! He wants the best for you, so He's right alongside you in this crisis and wants you to turn to Him for help. Some of the most life-changing advice Jesus gave was: "But seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34

God desires for you to seek Him above all else, so that He can care for you. 

Your prayer: Lord, help me to look to You, the God who cares for me in the middle of this mess in my life. Help me to want to know you more. Thank you for Your Son, Jesus Christ, who came to earth to save me. Help me to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Amen

Written by Becky Thomas   

Love and Sex

 

Sex. Today’s society glorifies sex.

 If you’re in love it’s okay to have sex. Everyone is doing it. If you don’t have sex with your significant other, they might leave you. If I use a condom, I’m totally safe, plus, if I’m on birth control I’m even double safe.

Those are all the lies society is telling you.  Love does not equal sex. You don’t have to have sex with someone to show you love them. If they tell you they’ll leave you if you don’t have sex with them?  LET THEM. That person is not worth losing your virginity, a priceless gift. This is not real love. If that’s not love, what is love? Love is:

 


1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.



If what you feel is jealous or anything opposite of that verse, then it’s not really love. Sex is a beautiful gift God gave for a husband and wife to share with each other and only each other. I mean, how amazing is it really to know that you are giving yourself to them and they to you? That’s a beautiful gift!

Have you ever noticed that a bride wears white? Probably! That’s what she is supposed to be symbolizing, purity. The color white is clean and pure without any imperfections. Saving yourself for marriage is the best gift you could ever give to your husband or wife. Almost 70% of teens regret having sex as early as they did. Instead of living with constant regret, choose to save yourself for the one you will spend the rest of your life with. 



1 Thessalonians 4:1-5


One final word, friends. We ask you—urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.


Keep yourselves from sexual promiscuity.


Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God.


Well, what if I’m too late? I’m not a virgin anymore. That’s okay! God is a forgiving God. Always remember, no matter how far you’ve gone down the wrong road it’s never too late to turn back. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO PRACTICE ABSTINENCE!