Chosen and set apart

Read 1 Peter 2:9 (

God desires for us to be holy and set apart. It was always His plan for us to be part of His royal family- a royal priesthood. This is why He commands that we keep His commandments, statutes and His ways.

When the world looks at us, they should not see themselves as if looking into a mirror but they should be seeing a reflection of our Creator.

We are the only walking Bible some people will see.
Are you reflecting Christ back to others or are you reflecting another version of the world?




How does God speak?
Sometimes He speaks through OTHERS, maybe a friend or a preacher. They don’t always know your struggles, yet it seems like they are talking directly to your heart.

When Nathan spoke to David in 2 Samuel 12:1-13 (, he knew God was convicting him about the wrong he had done.

Obviously, we should be discerning about what we listen to, but God uses others to speak into our lives. Often through repetition, so He has several people say the same thing. Then you know God is trying to get your attention!

Lord, help me to be open to hear what you say to me through other people.



The Outcasts

Here we see the all too familiar high school mean-popular group vs smart-nerdy group aka “the outcasts”. The latter have had enough of being the target and come up with a plan to switch things up. Mid-plan they lose sight of the point of this whole mission and start compromising on the important stuff.

Being a teenager today is challenging; it’s easy to lose sight of what is right, and what is important. This is why we need to constantly connect with God and listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides us.

Read Galatians 5:16 here –



You are God’s mouthpiece

Read Exodus 4:10-12 (

Moses stuttered. When he spoke, it’s likely that people didn’t take him seriously. So, it’s understandable for him to doubt his ability to address the pharaoh. But God saw Moses fit to be the messenger and spokesperson of His people.

You see God doesn’t look at perfection because there are no perfect humans. He looks at our hearts. What Moses lacked in speech, he made up for in obedience to God and a heart to free the Israelites.

God chose Moses as His anointed mouthpiece and messenger, a man who stuttered.
What more can He do with you?