Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Break Truths for Teens

Spring Break Truths for Teens by Keith Cook

There is an age old tradition in America. It is almost like a rite of passage for teenagers. It is the time honored tradition for taking a "Spring Break." Spring Break is a time to take off with friends and celebrate spring, summer coming, and school almost being finished for another year. Over the next two days, we will be presenting Spring Break ideas for both parents and young people which we believe can be very beneficial in making your Spring Break and family time count for Christ. Today's truths are for young people; for Spring Break Truths for Parents, please see yesterday's Daily Devotion.

Youth, what can you do on Spring Break to Protect yourself and Honor Christ?

1. Never do anything Jesus would not do!

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."  Galatians 2:20

2. Never be alone with someone of the opposite sex, or someone you are attracted to or is attracted to you.

"For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-- comes not from the Father but from the world."  1 John 2:16

3. Do not excuse your actions because everyone else is doing it.

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever..." 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

4. Do not dress like you are loose or immoral. Do not buy, bring, or wear any shirt, hat, button, etc. that promotes Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Illegal Activities, or Behavior.

"Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature"  Romans 13:14

5. Do not ride or get in a car, motorcycle, or boat with someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit."  Ephesians 5:15-18

6. Avoid hanging around people who are carousing and never destroy anything!

"For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil."  Ecclesiastes 12:14

7. Call your parents or an adult to help you immediately if you feel in danger or need help.

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." Hebrews 13:17

8. Pray for strength and guidance from the Lord in where you party, play, and relax. Ask Him to help you know who to hang with and what to go do!

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:1, 2

9. Never forget who you are in Christ and be ready to be used by God to help others know about real life in Christ.

"...I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received." Ephesians 4:1

10. Relax and have fun, knowing you are where God wants you to be, with those God wants you to be with, doing what He has approved for you to do.

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10

Jesus gives youth energy to live life to the fullest and many more days to grow and mature at a proper pace into adulthood. Do not rush doing "adult" things. Many adult things are evil expressions of adults who have nothing to live for. They are tools and toys of the Devil to placate an idol mind and an empty heart.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray today that God will guard your heart and give you victory over even the appearance of evil.

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