Updated: Aug 17, 2018
Many teen girls, like me, always seem to be busy. I like to keep myself occupied through sports, clubs, activities, and volunteering, and I found myself on Sunday feeling guilty that I hadn't had a long talk with God for a couple of days. I realized that I needed to add some things to my daily routine that would help me stay focused on God all week.
1. DOWNLOAD YOUVERSION (THE BIBLE APP)
Something that is super quick, inspiring, and useful is YouVersion. It has so many devotionals based on what is on your heart that day. You can also follow your friends and do devotionals together. Something handy that it also does is send out daily verses. Whenever I am riding my HOUR LONG bus home, I like to read my devotionals and the verse of the day. Then, I'll pray about what I learned. Although I do this on my way home from school, you can do yours anywhere in your schedule. I know some friends who like to do it in the morning when they wake up or right before they go to bed.
2. KEEP BIBLE VERSES IN YOUR LOCKER
We spend a lot of time at school (around 1,440 hours based on your school) and visit our locker a lot! Whenever I open my locker, I have little magnets that are bible verses. This not only helps remind me of God's love when I am having a tough day, but also helps me memorize the verses. I know that when someone or something is bugging me at school, the verses will remind me of God.
3. GET INVOLVED
At my school, there is a student-led ministry called FCA, which stands for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. We meet every Monday in the morning before school. There is a sign up that we have for donuts and juice for breakfast. There is also a leadership team that meets Wednesday mornings where we plan our lessons, icebreakers, and questions. FCA is a very fun, and inspirational way to keep God in my life during school. If your school doesn't have a group like this, get involved in your church and join a small group. The people you meet in these groups will push you to become a better Christian and will help encourage you.
Remember: Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply