In case you are new to the blog, let me catch you up on what’s going on during the month of December: I turned 20 in October and have been thinking about doing a blog post series about what I learned while I was a teenager. I mentioned it to a friend of mine and I was recently reminded of that idea and requested to do it, so here I am. I usually think better when I write things out by hand instead of trying to start typing on a blank white screen, so I wrote out a list of lessons I’d learned on a yellow legal pad. When I did so, I saw that I had a much longer list than I had originally anticipated, much too long to do in one blog post. So, I just wanted to give you a little forewarning! Be sure to send this to your teen and tween-age friends, and comment along the way what impacts you or what you learned from being a teenager–I love hearing from you! These blog posts may be a little shorter than normal, but I’ll try to incorporate personal stories or verses that go along with it to expand the concepts.
People often ask me what my “favorite” Bible verse is, or what is my “life verse”. I always have trouble answering that because I have a different verse for different seasons of my life. Verses will worm their way into my life and pop up at every occasion. I’ll start seeing the same verse be in multiple devotionals that I read one week, a friend will send me this verse, my pastor will preach on it, a song I sing will be based off it, and more. It will be, as I like to say, “on repeat”. That’s often how God gets my attention and how I know that it is more than a passing coincidence; it’s a verse that is specifically delivered inside the realm of my attentions to speak to me.