These short, accessible daily Bible readings are the perfect tool for students just beginning a daily time with God. Three hundred and sixty-five readings--each just one minute long--help kids (ages 8-12) develop a daily Bible reading routine. The NLT passages, chosen topically, also help readers gain understanding about key subjects in the Bible.
A great book for encouraging busy kids to take time out for God!
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Wake Up Call365 Daily Bible Readings To Start Your Day
Chapter OneJANUARY 1
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires.
1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Chronicles 16:9; 1 Timothy 4:12; Psalm 37:4
The Son reflects God's own glory, and everything about him represents God exactly. He sustains the universe by the mighty power of his command. After he died to cleanse us from the stain of sin, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God of heaven.
This shows that God's Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is far greater than their names.
Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come.
Hebrews 1:3-4; Ephesians 1:21
"I am the Alpha and the Omega-the beginning and the end," says the Lord God. "I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come, the Almighty One."
Who has done such mighty deeds, directing the affairs of the human race as each new generation marches by? It is I, the Lord, the First and the Last. I alone am he.
God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.
Revelation 1:8; Isaiah 41:4; Philippians 1:6
Let the Lord Jesus Christ take control of you, and don't think of ways to indulge your evil desires.
We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.
For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of light from the Lord, and your behavior should show it!
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them. When the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these things are.
Romans 13:14; 3:22; Ephesians 5:8, 11, 13
Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him.
Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes-these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.
You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world.
Ephesians 5:2, 4-5
Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.
Don't let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ.
The most important piece of clothing you must wear is love.
Colossians 2:7-8; 3:14
Put away all falsehood and "tell your neighbor the truth" because we belong to each other. And "don't sin by letting anger gain control over you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry.
If you are a thief, stop stealing.... Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:25-26, 28-29, 32
Excerpted from Wake Up Call by Edythe Draper Copyright © 2003 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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