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Can you remember the last time you lost something? Maybe it was your ring, a pen, or even your iPod. It always seems like you just saw it a minute ago! It is so quick and easy to loose something, but it can take so much longer to find it and put it back in its proper place. 
The same thing can be said about God. It’s so easy to forget that He’s there. It’s so easy to lose Him amongst our schoolwork, daily chores, parties, etc. Before we know it, we haven’t spent time or acknowledged Him in days, weeks, or even months. 
Today, return God to His rightful place in Your heart. Connect with Him through His Word, prayer, or journaling. Thank Him for His unending patience, and ask Him to help you gain the discipline you need in order to meet with Him regularly.

Can you remember the last time you lost something? Maybe it was your ring, a pen, or even your iPod. It always seems like you just saw it a minute ago! It is so quick and easy to loose something, but it can take so much longer to find it and put it back in its proper place.
The same thing can be said about God. It’s so easy to forget that He’s there. It’s so easy to lose Him amongst our schoolwork, daily chores, parties, etc. Before we know it, we haven’t spent time or acknowledged Him in days, weeks, or even months.
Today, return God to His rightful place in Your heart. Connect with Him through His Word, prayer, or journaling. Thank Him for His unending patience, and ask Him to help you gain the discipline you need in order to meet with Him regularly.

I am at a place in my life where I must start making choices toward my future. Should I go to a local university? Should I travel across the country to attend a christian university? Should I take a break from school for a year? What sort of job would I like to pursue? 
I can honestly say that I don’t know any of the answers to these questions, but God does. I have been looking to myself and to others in my life for answers and guidance, when my Father has been standing right beside me all along waiting to whisper the answers in my ear. 
I encourage you today to make the important choices in your life with Jesus. He knows what is best for you and He knows what will bring you the utmost joy. 

Jesus, I come to You for direction. The decisions I’m making right now are shaping such a crucial part of my life. I cling to Your guidance, Lord. The world offers all kinds of advice, but I look to Your voice and seek solely Your plan. Set my feet on the path that You have for me. I lift every decision weighing on me before Your throne. Lead me clearly that I might know exactly which way to go, for Your Spirit is not one of confusion but of peace.

I am at a place in my life where I must start making choices toward my future. Should I go to a local university? Should I travel across the country to attend a christian university? Should I take a break from school for a year? What sort of job would I like to pursue?
I can honestly say that I don’t know any of the answers to these questions, but God does. I have been looking to myself and to others in my life for answers and guidance, when my Father has been standing right beside me all along waiting to whisper the answers in my ear.
I encourage you today to make the important choices in your life with Jesus. He knows what is best for you and He knows what will bring you the utmost joy.

Jesus, I come to You for direction. The decisions I’m making right now are shaping such a crucial part of my life. I cling to Your guidance, Lord. The world offers all kinds of advice, but I look to Your voice and seek solely Your plan. Set my feet on the path that You have for me. I lift every decision weighing on me before Your throne. Lead me clearly that I might know exactly which way to go, for Your Spirit is not one of confusion but of peace.

You are worthy of it all. For from You are all things, and to You are all things. You deserve the glory.
Isn’t it crazy to think that EVERYTHING can be traced back to God? There are so many things I enjoy, but I rarely thank, acknowledge or give glory to the One who truly gave it to me. I even find myself praying for things like perseverance and focus to pass an exam, but later forget to give glory to God for His help. 
Today, thank God for all He has placed in your life. Thank Him for blessing you with the job that paid for the computer or iPad you are reading this from. Thank Him for the opportunities that led you to meet the wonderful people in your life. All that you have belongs to God, give Him the glory!

You are worthy of it all. For from You are all things, and to You are all things. You deserve the glory.
Isn’t it crazy to think that EVERYTHING can be traced back to God? There are so many things I enjoy, but I rarely thank, acknowledge or give glory to the One who truly gave it to me. I even find myself praying for things like perseverance and focus to pass an exam, but later forget to give glory to God for His help.
Today, thank God for all He has placed in your life. Thank Him for blessing you with the job that paid for the computer or iPad you are reading this from. Thank Him for the opportunities that led you to meet the wonderful people in your life. All that you have belongs to God, give Him the glory!

Lord, I love the unknown because it is known to You.
When Enoch was 65, his son Methuselah was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived another 300 years in close fellowship with God, and he had other sons and daughters. Enoch lived 365 years in all. He enjoyed a close relationship with God throughout his life. Then he suddenly disappeared because God took him.
- Genesis 5:21-24

Isn’t it so easy to just skim through the long assembly line of Adam’s descendants? I am so glad that I read about Enoch. Enoch spent his life in constant fellowship with God. Enoch knew what God truly longed for: companionship with His children. Enoch was so pleasing to God, He took him from the earth to spend eternity with Him. God allowed Enoch to skip the pain and suffering of death so that he could be even closer to Him. Wow, what a loving God we serve!

When Enoch was 65, his son Methuselah was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived another 300 years in close fellowship with God, and he had other sons and daughters. Enoch lived 365 years in all. He enjoyed a close relationship with God throughout his life. Then he suddenly disappeared because God took him.
- Genesis 5:21-24

Isn’t it so easy to just skim through the long assembly line of Adam’s descendants? I am so glad that I read about Enoch. Enoch spent his life in constant fellowship with God. Enoch knew what God truly longed for: companionship with His children. Enoch was so pleasing to God, He took him from the earth to spend eternity with Him. God allowed Enoch to skip the pain and suffering of death so that he could be even closer to Him. Wow, what a loving God we serve!

So if you want to brag, do what the Scriptures say and brag about the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 1:31

If we measured the amount of time we talked about ourselves in a day, how much would that be? How many hours a day do we talk about our achievements, goals, plans, friends, possessions, etc? Do we spend more time talking about ourselves than about Jesus?

God, forgive me for all of the time I’ve wasted talking about myself when I could have been glorifying Your name. Help me not to boast about all that I do for You, but rather what You have, are, and will do for me.

So if you want to brag, do what the Scriptures say and brag about the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 1:31

If we measured the amount of time we talked about ourselves in a day, how much would that be? How many hours a day do we talk about our achievements, goals, plans, friends, possessions, etc? Do we spend more time talking about ourselves than about Jesus?

God, forgive me for all of the time I’ve wasted talking about myself when I could have been glorifying Your name. Help me not to boast about all that I do for You, but rather what You have, are, and will do for me.

He is our witness.

"We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet…I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things - all of it, all the time, every day. You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness."
- ‘Shall We Dance?’ 

Have you ever craved being noticed? Have you ever checked the mailbox or phone hoping that someone thought of you? Have you ever worked extremely hard on a project hoping your teacher would notice your great abilities? Have you ever longed for your parents to come to your game or dance recital?

We all want to be noticed, but we don’t have to wait for marriage, or aim to receive recognition from family and friends. God is a witness to every single moment of our lives. Even though most of these moments are uneventful, He cares about them. And when we are in the midst of bad, ugly moments, He is our cheerleader, rooting for us the whole way through. 

Your life is not being unnoticed!