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TITLE: Sample Teenage Devotionals
By Holly Laux
08/26/05
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I recieved an offer to write for an online publication. Below is what I submitted as samples. This has to be geared toward teenagers, approx. 100 words and must be motivational. Conveying a message in 100 words with biblical reference is hard...but I think I did it to the best of my ability. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Also, if anyone has had offers like this, I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks and God Bless!...Holly
SAMPLE TEENAGE DEVOTIONALS

SAMPLE #1

"LAY IT DOWN"

Sally grew up in church, but even with a Christian upbringing her parents were getting divorced. She kept thinking, if only she would have made better grades, worked harder at keeping her eye on the ball during her softball games or helped out with the chores more often, maybe her parents would have stayed together. You may feel just like Sally, but one thing to know it is not your fault. There is nothing you could have done to keep your parents together. You must lay it at God's feet. Allow his will to be done in your life, and in theirs. Your parents still love you. If you want better grades, do it for yourself. If you want to be a better softball player, practice more. And the chores, well, it always helps if you pitch in and do your share. When questions arise, "Lay it down" at God's feet. He will always provide the right answer. "God will direct you. Psalm 48:14 NLT".

Copyright 2005 Holly Renee Chapman-Laux

SAMPLE #2

"IMAGE TO IMAGINE"

Have you ever looked in the mirror and made a funny face? Have you scrunched up your nose, stuck out your tongue, crossed your eyes and tugged on your ears? A pretty repulsive sight wasn't it? Well, that is how we see ourselves sometimes, when we see magazines with images of super models, movie stars, diet ads and clothing that barely covers....well you know. We start to wonder why we don't look and feel the way those images tell us we should. But God looks at the heart, not at our clothes or make-up or bank accounts. If you picture God looking in the mirror and making those funny faces, you still think of him as a loving, forgiving and gracious God. Because he is in your heart. The next time you pass a mirror smile, and remember the words "God made you in his own image...PERFECT." "Creation reveals God's greatness. Amos 4:13 NLT".

Copyright 2005 Holly Renee Chapman-Laux



SAMPLE #3

"PRAY FOR THE BULLY"

Have you ever been bullied in school by someone bigger and stronger? We try to avoid these people by taking different paths to class or pretend we are sick, so that we don't have to go to school to face them. When things seem endless and you feel you have no place to turn, God gives us courage. He gives us confidence and victory. When someone approaches you with less than kind words just pray for them. Sin does two things, it excuses itself and expresses itself. Bullying is an expression of sin. You always have someplace to turn. First pray for the bully. Second, tell your parents. "Jesus' Strength gives us courage. John 16:33 NLT".

Copyright 2005 Holly Renee Chapman-Laux



SAMPLE #4

"POTTY MOUTH"

Remember the first time you heard a bad word? Your hand covered your mouth, you gasped and stared wide eyed at the person who said it. It was a word your parents told you not to ever say. Sometimes it slips out in anger or sometimes we say it to impress our friends. But what we say. as Christians, is a reflection of Christ. If we choose to use words that are encouraging and edifying, they are pleasing to both God and those you speak to. "Our Speech reflects our relationship with God. Colossians 4:6 NLT".

Copyright 2005 Holly Renee Chapman-Laux



SAMPLE #5

"THE RECITAL"

Can you play the piano? Maybe Mozart or Beethoven. Have you ever wanted to play the guitar, but the more you practiced, the harder it seemed? God grants each of us our spiritual gifts. Maybe John is better at athletics, or Katie at music, Pam at art or Brady at writing. We all have a gift to use for Christ. If we give ourselves the opportunity to learn new talents we can use them to glorify the Lord. Playing in the church band, singing in the choir or playing on the softball team are all gifts. It is great to get involved and share your gifts with others. "God gives us our spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 NLT".

Copyright 2005 Holly Renee Chapman-Laux
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