Taking Time Out For God
Taking time out (“devoting time”) for God and for those things that support your relationship with God like prayer, journaling and reflecting is exactly what a Devotional is. And the Faithgirlz! Devotional Collection is designed to guide girlz in the praying, journaling and reflecting that are just right for your issues and your life.
Sometimes it can really help to do some extra thinking about what you want this special “time out” to look like. Maybe you are more attentive when it’s quiet or maybe you like the feelings and moods that can come from listening to some meaningful music? Maybe you can’t focus until you are really comfortable both inside and out?
Check out some ideas for organizing your Devotional time and experiences below. Remember there is no right or wrong way- this is your special time. So go on girlz and take time out for God today!
Tip #1: Get Planning
Faithgirlz! live busy, full lives and it can be hard to find the time to eat a good meal let alone time to connect to God every day. Try to block time out just like you might to make your daily phone calls to your friends or to practice your instrument or favorite sport. Routines are a really helpful way to be sure that you have time for the things that are the most important to you. You could even make a special chart or calendar to keep track of the time that you spend thinking about your life and your faith.
Tip #2: Take It Outside
Grab your devotional and head outside for a mini-vacation from all the distractions in your life. There’s nothing like the beauty of the outdoors and the invigorating feeling of fresh air to help us pay attention and get focused on appreciating the many gifts in our lives. Climb a tree for a new perspective or hunker down in your favorite grassy spot. Surround yourself with the wonders of God’s creation and uncover his special plans for you to be a part of it!
Tip #3: Use The Buddy System
You have your best friend with you for all the other big things in your life…why would devotional time be any different? Share your growth and learning with your BFF and enjoy having a companion on your journey as a child of God. It’s so nice to know that you have someone to laugh with, to cry with and to rejoice with as you discover the beauty of believing and the beauty of uncovering and celebrating your true self.
Tip #4: Make Yourself At Home
How about hanging some fabric from a corner in your room or surrounding yourself with your favorite stuffed animals, colors or photographs? Taking the time to create an environment that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed can really help as you do more thinking about yourself and your spirituality. Grab a beanbag and your favorite slippers or focus on that painting that you really love and feel yourself become more at ease and more open to your communication with God.
Tip #5: Be A Cheerleader
Imagine the joy that God feels when you reach out and connect with him. You’ve got a lot to celebrate as a Faithgirl and that is definitely worth a very loud round of applause! Maybe you could take a minute to sticky note encouraging thoughts from your devotionals onto your bedroom wall or bathroom mirror. Or it could be fun to do something special every time you finish one of the Faithgirlz! Devotional books; perhaps filling fortune cookies with meaningful Bible verses and sharing them with others or hanging a heart from a mobile for every devotional you finish. You are doing very important work and should take the time to give some hip-hip-hoorays for the time and commitment you make towards your faith!
Idea #1I love and praise the lord away but some time I like to do it with a frind
– Anastasia, age 13
Idea #2I like praying when all is calm during the day. It helps me reflect on God's creations and the Bible.
– Divine, age 13
Idea #3Set yourself to read a whole book of the Bible, I love Psalms so I read 10 a day and I'll finish in 15 days!
– Koralee, age 10
Idea #4I pray during different situations and at night I'm in bed I bring out my bible read and pray before and after
– Feranmi, age 11
Idea #5Pray before you start that God will lead you through your Quiet time. Pray that He will give you the perfect one for the day.
– Tori, age 12
Idea #6I usually connect with God by praying to Him in the morning, night, and all throughout the day. Like Acts 6:4 says, "But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the world." Prayer is the passage to the Lord; embrace it and love Him.
– Emily, age 11
Idea #7I love to spend time with God because that's where I get to renew myself. I read the bible and I pray at the same time. It is very important to me to just get away from the world and just go to my master. God is my everything and I make sure that wherever I go, my bible will be on my right hand side.
– Noluncedo Mbanjwa, age 14
Idea #8Every year my brother and I go to a camp called ID.RA.HA.JE (I'd rather have Jesus) and each year it brings us closer to God. This year my brother is getting into trouble and not taking God into account. I've decided to take a devotion booklet my cousin gave me and some advice from my counselor and share it with my bro. We're starting to do devotions together every day now. Sometimes it's better to do devotions with someone else. You understand the concepts better and then you are both on the same page.
– Amanda (Klutzy), age 14
Idea #9What i WILL DO: spend a few hours on sunny days to read from the Bible or from a Faithgirlz book then write in my journal and pray.
– Lilly, age 10
Idea #10it`s great to read the Bible, but don`t bite off more than you can chew. Maybe just read one chapter a day, you don`t want to read more than you can take in and forget it. It`s better to read a little at a time, rather than to forget everything to read.
– Sarah, age 12
Idea #11you should talk to God at your convenient time, a time when there are no distractions, when you do not need to be forced to.And also a devotional will help.
– Praise, age 11
Idea #12Listen to a Christian raideo station while you read your Bible or devotion.
– Sarah, age 12
Idea #13Take out your Bible and read a chapter then write some notes and then draw a picture about it and hang it up on a wall to remember what you read. :)
– Esther A., age 9
Idea #14i set time for God each day, pray, learn new stuff and write in my journal. It draws me closer to God.
– yosi, age 16
Idea #15Going to a Christian camp, our councelors always play great spiritual music and give us the names of some of the songs they listen to. Find your favorites, close your eyes, block out the world, and listen.
– Katie, age 13
Idea #16Find a notebook that you like ,what ever color that pleases you, and decorate it! use bows, ribbons, stickers, even put a pictuer of yourself on it! that notebook is now your bible study journal! Have Fun! In Christ, Sarah
– Sarah, age 12
Idea #17I need to take more time to be with God. I think that i'll start going outdoors on nice days, spread a towel out, and do a devotion and pray.
– Elizabeth, age 12
Idea #18You should find a quite palce and get your bible or devotional and a nice journal to write to God in.
– Jasmine, age 10 almost elven!!!
Idea #19What I WANT to do: be able to have a time set out for my devotions, something like 2:00-2:30, Just my time with God. Another thing i would love to do is start a bible study for girls my age. God bless, Sarah
– Sarah, age 12
Idea #20take time before bed and meditate to god. Well that's what I do. then again. I am a young preacher.
– Xzandrea, age 11
Idea #21I haven't started doing this yet, but I think it's a good idea. If you've read the Lily books, you know that she talks to God and writes in her journal every night before bed. I think it's a good idea to do your devos before bed, so you can end your day praying to God. It's a good way to get out all the bad/good things that happened to you that day.
– Jenna, age 10
Idea #22If you have read the Lucy books then you know she writes lists to God. And guess what. It works! Not only can it be a way to pray, but it also gets stuff off your chest. get special paper or a notebook and don't show anybody!
– Rachel, age 10
Idea #23Once you clean your room, reward yourself with a little place to be by yourself and no pets or siblings can distract you from reading your Bible and devotions. Jesus will always love you, no matter what, Amelia
– Amelia, age 11, almost 12!
Idea #24What i do to get closer to God is read the bible and right in my journal. I read my bible to know what to do in a time of struggle. I right in my journal just to get those unwanted feelings out!
– Shaniya, age 11
Idea #25God is your savior.He is always with you show him you love him.Just spend 5 or 10 minutes with him each day
– kim, age 11
Idea #26What I do when I'm feeling down in the dumps is pray! I pray until I can't speak no more! I pray in the bathroom at school and on the way to the bus stop. I make sure that I take time to pray in the morning so that I won't fall into the Devils temptations while in school. I am also going to start to take time to read the Bible for at least 30 minutes before I go to bed. I set a alarm on my phone to know when I have to go into my little bible study corner and read a book of the bible. Then I do a devo. I pick a verse that really spoke to me and I write what it means to me and how it relates to me. I really enjos spending time with God. He's my bestfriend! Te amo mucho jesus
– Mary, age 13
Idea #27What I do is I read my Bible everyday before I go to bed. Its a great habit to get into. Then sometimes I will read a devo, right in my journal and sometimes even write my own!(2) My best friend lives 5 hours away and we stay in touch by texting and calling each other. Even though we pray all day long, sometimes at the end of our phone conversations we just pray together for several minutes to 30 minutes!Its a time to get closer to God and closer to your friend as well. Phil. 1:7
– Emilee, age 11
Idea #28I have a special notebook that I use to talk to God. I write about my problems: things that are bothering me, things I need help with, things I want etc. -Kind of how Lucy does in the Lucy Novels. Then I try to write the answers that God gives me. It is very comforting to look back on all the wrinkles my life has had and the way God smoothed them out for me.
– Addison, age 14
Idea #29God is your BFF,saviour,father,protector,king! So it should be exactly that way! I think you should relate your bible to life matters. That's wher you can understand what to do with our life! Lay back in your bed with a closed door, read what it says, then close your eyes and imagine your wit Jesus. What does he say connected to that? God usually gives me prophecies that I write down in my journal. And he also tells me chow to apply it to my life! So he will too!
– Deborah U , age Nine
Idea #30follow god in everything you do...!
– aliyah, age 12
Idea #31i think its a great idea if you have no time to fit it in your busy life for the time being. Pray on the way into and on the way out of school. Then before you go to bed wind down by reading your bible and committing that time to God!
– Isabelle, age 12
Idea #32A habit is formed in one week so everyday for one week read your Bible. Whether it's before bed after school or anytime . Make it a priority.
– Nicki, age 12
Idea #33i so think you should take tome out for god. So my idea is, have a special corner where you can put all of your faithgirlz! books, and read at least a part from one of them every day after school. Call this special corner your faithgirlz! prayer corner.
– Mary, age 10
Idea #34I like sitting on a quiet spot in my house, like in the family room, your room, wherever is most quiet and peaceful for you. My youth group teacher has encouraged us to read the book of Proverbs, because they are quick, and simple. Just a verse a day, and I like to try to memorize that verse and write it down so I remember it.
– Alexa, age 12
Idea #35Grab a friend in a cozy spot around your house and read your favorite Bible story.
– Rachel, age 10
Idea #36If you're bored and you can't think of anything to do, talk to God! In your head or out loud-whatever you prefer. When I do that, I always feel happy afterward and it motivates me to read my Bible and do some Bible study! You could also choose a Christian CD and play that quietly while you study if it doesn't distract you.
– Jess, age Age 14
Idea #37Hit the couch straight after your homework and assignments, make yourself comfortable in God's presence (in your room) and start your devotions with your devotion books and your Bible. Then pick a meaningful verse from what you are reading and try to memorize it.
– Mari, age 10
Idea #38I usually just get in a cozy spot and write a letter to God. Then I pray. I also end the time with reading my bible. I take notes on what I think and the next day me and my friends meet and talk about what happened. We end the the time by having quiet time, reading the bible, and praying. It is really fun!
– Hannah, age 10
Idea #39I usually wake up early and head outside. I bring my Bible, a notebook, a few tissues and a pen. I usually go to a grassy place with benches and tables. I wipe the place off with a tissue, then sit down and read the Bible--maybe three or four chapters. Then I write furiously in my notebook--yes, kind of like a letter to God. Or I write what I learned, or what I feel, whatever about the chapters I just read.
– Becky, age 12
Idea #40Grab a piece of paper and make a schedule of when you should and how long you should read the bible and pray to God.Pray out loud or whisper to yourself. Always do that when you're by yourself in a cozy, private space. Grab a couple friends if you want to.
– Mary, age 9
Idea #41okay girls who have a journal get it out and your bible and then write down things you study and another good idea is to get a sticky note write your bible verse on it stick it somewhere where you will see it when you get ready look at it everyday and someday you will remember it
– elizabeth, age 11
Idea #42do the 1,1,1 plan. pick one passage from the bible, read it once a day, and read it for one week. Jeffry Dean gave me this idea. God shows you things that you hadn't see the day before
– Grace, age 10
Idea #43i love the idea about doing it w/ friends! and cozy spot thing! although i usually do it before i go 2 bed, i snuggle up and read my devotional book! there's usually scripture that i read 2! then i read my bible!
– haley, age 11
Idea #44I start the day with God having a devotion and in night when i want to sleep i take my journal and write things that happened and i read my Bible (i am determined to read my bible from Genesis to Revelation)then I talk to God and ask questions on things i don't understand and i also thank Him for the day.
– Sharon, age 13
Idea #45pray and make up activities at programs about God
– caylene, age 9
Idea #46READ THE BIBLE AS SOON AS YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING.
– maggie, age 11
Idea #47I really don't have many friends, to "hang out with" and do devotions..I really just speak to God like any other person , and out loud too , just when i am not tattling somebody out to God and I just get in a place where NO ONE can here me and say, why God did you ever make that crazy stupid person ..and i am just ratting them out to God..then i go get my bible and read ..this goes on many times a day but every day it gets to a less amount , thank God !LOL
– rachel, age 11
Idea #48Grab some friends and each of you have a notebook to write your favorite scriptures and books of the bible. Write what you think they mean and pray about the people who might be having the troubles that you are talking about
– Caty, age 12
Idea #49Grab some friends and each of you have a notebook to write your favorite scriptures and books of the bible. Write what you think they mean and pray about the people who might be having the troubles that you are talking about
– Caty, age 12
Idea #50You could find time to write in a notebook to God. Sort of like you are writing a letter to him.
– Maddy, age 13
Idea #51Find a comfortable place like in your room. Read your Bible and you can learn new verses.And you can draw closer to God!
– Emily, age 10 yrs
Idea #52Make a little corner in your room and you could put a little book shelf and hang up some cloth around the corner so there is only one secret entrance. Put all your stuffed animals in there and some pillows and thick blankets (thick blankets make good bean bag chairs if you don't have one) Hang some of your favorite bible verses up and pictures of you, family, and friends.It makes you feel really comfy and close to God.
– Laura, age 10
Idea #53I usually do my devotions and either early in the morning before I start my day or late at night before I go to bed.:)
– Rebekah, age 12
Idea #54If you randomly open up your Bible, you may find that the LORD touches your heart with a special verse he planed for you without you even knowing! Finding a cozy place to relax while reading your special verse is also important. Sitting on the sidewalk is not very cozy, but sitting in a great canopy chair with warm lights and a soft blanket is my idea of true relaxation! ( plus it can make you more focused on your devotional when you are enjoying your atmosphere! )
– Anonymously a secret, age 12 :)
Idea #55I go to a Christian school in, so all of my friends are christian, one of our favorite things to do is to do little devotionals with eachother and pray all the time.
– Sarah, age 12
Idea #56I keep my Bible and devotional in my car. Everyday to and from school I will do a devotional. It helps me to have a good day in the morning and to calm down from in the aftrnoon! God loves you! :)
– Brittany, age 11
Idea #57when u go to bed at night to just turn on a light ask your parents 4 some time for devotions and that can work or just read it whenever
– krystal, age 11
Idea #58Before I go to bed when im most rlaxed I read my devotionals and my bible. Then I turn on some christain music and I write in my journal! I write about something unique that day and two things i enjoyed but i never write anything negitive- I focas on the positive! EX: Today my friend fell in class but God was with her and she was okay! Today I also enjoyed dance and spending time with my family! Even in life you should fo as on the positive and never the negitive!
– Sarah, age 13
Idea #59That as soon as you get out of the shower our school go home and read a devotional or you could read it in a time at school when you can read something to yourself.
– Annah , age 12
Idea #60Pick a quiet,comfortable place where you can be by yourself. You can read your Bible, talk to God, or write in a notebook to Him - whatever you want. It's about spending quality time with God. If it's hard for you to remember your quiet times, pick a specific time each day when you're not busy, and stop everything else you're doing to do your quiet time. If you have a different schedule each day, make a schedule for what time you do your quiet time each day.
– Talia, age 11
Idea #61i look in my youth group book bible and write down thoughts on different verses and right down all the prayers i make.
– Taylor Ryanne, age 11
Idea #62I find that it is easiest for me to concentrate on God in the morning. Something about the morning sun makes me think about him!
– Julie, age 13
Idea #63i read the bible and do my devotional everyday when i wake up it helps me to have a great day and start my day out right i find that i have a lot more joy and parience when i do so
– Morgan, age 12
Idea #64right before i fall asleep i always pray to God and thank him for the people around me who care for me and for the day that i had. :D
– Melanie, age 13
Idea #65Before I go to bed I just open the Bible to a random page and star reading, when a verse catches my attention i feel like God is talking to me, and then I pray and thank Him for talking to me. ☺
– Lizzie, age 16
Idea #66Grab your bible and go to your outside private place. If you don't have a place ,make one! Study the bible and try to figure out what each verse means,you will be closer to god even more.
– Haley, age 12
Idea #67Whenever I have a study hall in school, I take 5 minutes at the end of the period to write out a prayer to God. It helps me keep focused on God during the school day.
– Michelle, age 13
Idea #68In my room i have a bunk bed. I sleep on the top bunk so i didn't need the bottom. so i turned it in to a secret corner. I hung my favorite color fabric over the openings and hung some lights inside! i spend at least an hour in there everyday. i keep all my special stuff inside there including my favorite pillow! it is a great place to share your secrets with God or try to figure somthing out!
– Kristi, age 12
Idea #69I always find time to read devotions befor lying to bed although sometimes I have other plans I think I need more time with God myself please help give me suggestions!
– charity, age 13
Idea #70I normally read a passage from the bible. Then I do a reflection on what I read then I worship God by singing songs and think about what those songs mean. Then I memorize one verse from the bible and it helps me to have a better relationship with god.
– Ruth, age 12
Idea #71The first thing I do every morning is read my Bible. It helps get your day started.
– Mikayla, age 12
Idea #72Get in a nice quiet place where no one can disturb you and read, I promise God will take you over even if you on read for 5 minutes God is always there
– Julia , age 11
Idea #73Taking time to read the bible on a daily basis is a commintment. You have to be rady to make it every day.
– victoria, age 13
Idea #74I have my own youth group at home first I have worship with my favorite christain songs then pray then read my Bible and devos. I do this daily because its so important to really get into God.
– Lydia, age 12
Idea #75I think that the perfect time to have your devotional is right before bed your away from distractions and you can have you and God time... or even when you get up from bed.
– Jemima, age 13
Idea #76Go to a nearby forest or park and walk and let the grace of God into your life!
– Anna, age 12
Idea #77Before I read my Bible I like to get excited. Practice doing handstands,dance to your favorite Christian songs. Then when you sit down to read you feel more excited to learn about him.
– Faye, age 10
Idea #78I read my devo's out loud so i can fully understand what i am reading. After i read i think abour what i read and go deeper. After that i read a passage from my so awesome faithgirlz Bible and last i pick something out of my prayer jar, an idea i got out of the faithgirlz blog, and pray about whatever else is on my heart
– Alisha, age 12
Idea #79Before I go to bed, I enjoy reading my devotional, praying, and I aalso have a journal i write in that I say what i did in the day the I enjoyed! i also include thoughts or positive statements that keep me positive!
– Sarah, age 13
Idea #80Read the bible every day & find verses that you feeel a connection to. Try memorizing them it's fun.
– Allie Rae, age 13
Idea #81I like to make pictures in my head and imagine that what is being said is going on right now, sort of like a movie in my head about the Bible. Then I feel like whoever is speaking in the Bible is speaking to me or someone I know.
– Emily, age 10
Idea #82If you have a treehouse or a hammock go outside and read your bible/devotional out there. I find that 6:15 is the best time-watch the sun rise!
– Luci, age 11
Idea #83instead of a book club do a bible club.study.learn.live!
– sarah, age 10
Idea #84if you have an ipod you could put the bible on your ipod so that you have it wherever you go. or put the bible on as an audiobook and listen while you read. that really helps me to understand the bible.
– Danica, age 11
Idea #85go to ur pastor and ask if he/she will give u private sessions
– jordan, age 10
Idea #86Read the Bible, pray, do the rosary, or go to church... So many ways to stay in touch with God! I pray every night just before I sleep, and I say multiple prayers, putting space in-between to just enjoy God's company... It makes me feel really close to Him.
– Anonymous, age Not Applicable
Idea #87My very best friend and I spend time reading our Bibles each day and then discuss the chapters we read together. I suggest finding a good acountablity partner. I know it has helped me by urging me to keep going and if there is a chapter I don't understand she might get something important out of it that helps me. I now love to read my Bible! It still can be hard sometimes but now I have a good friend that can help keep me on track! Thanks to my BFF for all of her help and prayers as we study His Word together! I hope this helps all you girls! In Christ's love, A fellow follower of FAITH
– Hannah, age 13
Idea #88read your bible at night or morning if there's a verse that pops out to to highlight it in fun colors or right it on a note card and put it where you can see it daily
– lillian, age 11
Idea #89If you read your bible everyday especially before you go to bed, it feels like god is right beside you!
– Anna, age 10
Idea #90I think that every day you should read a little bit of your Bible to finish it in 1 year! I am doing this for my first year and it's making a huge impact on my spiritual life. After you're finished think over what you read that day and try to reply it to your life.
– Sarah, age 10
Idea #91To take out time with god, you really need to know him to get the picture he gives in the bible, but you can start by going to church gatherings, youth groups, reading the bible and doing your devotions each day for at least 30 minutes, these can help you learn how to learn and love and live for GOD!
– Katelyn, age 13
Idea #92At this camp I went to they gave us a great idea. First, pick a book of the bible you want to read through - one that looks interesting. Then, read a chapter a day (or split the chapter in half if it's a really long one) and use your ABC's. ANALYZE the passage and summarize it, pick the BEST VERSE, and COMMIT to what you've learned - like thinking, "How can I use this in my life?" I also like to REFLECT and see what cool insights or ideas I've gotten!!
– Erika, age 12
Idea #93Talk to God about anything! He already knows about your probems so put All your worries and give them all to him! he love you-so trust in him and enjoy yor day! knowing there is a God that cares and can do something!!
– Rebecca, age 14
Idea #94today i made a corner in my room and got my bean bag, special box, bible and etc. and put it there. something you can do is if you do devos in the morning, you write in your journal the night before about soemthing you are struggling or want to learn about, and in the morning just pull out what you wrote and study on it and find verses about it. one way you can make your bible reading fun you can go into your room turn on your ipod or cd player with chiristian music on and DANCE, dance for the lord! when a slow song coems on get on your knees and pour your heart. you can make a jar and put on it kindess deeds and then on little pieces of paper write things you can do for other people ech week you pull one out and do it. when your strugglinglook in the corcondance for verses that would pull you through. it helps to too start by realizing that god made you YOU!
– Elleane, age 13
Idea #95I think that you should pray to God before you go to bed. I think it helps you to talk to God about what happened today. It also helps you to feel good when you sleep
– Tommie, age 11
Idea #96I found a band called Pure NRG! It's all christian listening to it helps me stayed focused!
– Clara, age 9
Idea #97I love to listen to music and there is a lot gospel music that sounds just like all the rest. Just find the music that you like. You can also make your own praise lyrics to your favorite songs.
– Tiyana, age 13
Idea #98you should try praying in the morning because it will help you with your day
– Lily, age 11
Idea #99talk to god after you finish your daily bible reading. tell him what you thought of the story and tell everything else that is on ur heart. he will listen . ask him to tell you something as u read his word.
– jesus freak!!!, age 12 and a half
Idea #100i spend my time in the shower talking to God.
– ashley, age 11
Idea #101The best time to read a devotional every day is in the morning when you're not involved in anything else. Get up a couple minutes earlier to set aside part of your morning to God only. Also, find places through your schedule every day to tell God how it's going. For example, before your class says the Pledge of Allegiance or in the lunch line.
– Veronica, age 11
Idea #102i like talking to god as im walking. we have a lot of land and as im walking or taking a stroll through the field, i talk to god about EVERYTHING! after i take my walk and have talked things out with god, i feel a WHOLE lot better and i feel like everything in my life is FINALLY sorted out!
– lex, age 12
Idea #103God has created you, you shouldn't feel afraid to talk to him tell him your if you are getting bullied at school tell him if you need his help to choose what to do next. And at least take time out of your day to pray to him and maybe read a part of the bible have faith in him and lets say you have a bully and it keeps on telling you bad things let it go in one ear and out the other. And know that you have the greatest person on your side God. And if you are a bully that God might just be on the other side, not on your side, but on the person that you are bulling.
– Calista, age 9
Idea #104its a good thing to do stuff with friends so you can pray for them and yourself and you can have someone to help you when you are in troubled times. it feels good to know someone else feels how you feel. always keep god in your heart. Jesus Others You!!!!
– krystal, age 11
Idea #105Find a place where your all alone. Just pray and relax. You'll feel really great. Have a blessed day!
– Sophie, age 10
Idea #106I go to church and listen to the praise band and just love it! Singing is something I love to do to worship God I also pray when something tough or when I'm scared about and God helps me through it!! The Lord is amazing!
– Canon, age 10
Idea #107I think not only reading God's Word and praying are special, but living your faith, too! How can we please God if we don't live like He says? Sinning is definitely NOT a way of showing our love and passion for Christ.
– Talia, age 11
Idea #108One way to read your devotional is to make your favorite drink, and maybe a snack, and read your devotional in a quiet place like your room. You'll be able to talk to God better!
– Ellie, age 11
Idea #109what i do with my best friend is that we get my dad to take us to a small bakery or cafe' and we just sit there and pray. even though it's just praying i seem to know her better that way. we also talk about our past realtionships with God.
– Emily, age 12
Idea #110I like writing to God in a journal. I just write about whatever I need to talk about with God. On weekends when I go to the park, I bring it with me, lay down on the grass, and just let it all go and write to him. It's great and I love having the ability to connect with him and hear what he has tosay back to me. Remember, God has different ways of speaking out to you. May it be a song, book, journal, or even family and friends talking to you and saying something that you know was very Godly and hat you need right then and there. Take the time to be devoted to our Lord. He loves you! And besides, years from now, I can look back at my journal to where I wrote what kinds of things were happening in my life at that time and how God was working in my life.
– Brenda, age 10
Idea #111Hey girls. take your Bible outside and tell God that you believe in his plan for you. Ask Him to speak to you, then flip open your Bible, put your finger down, and read what it says. It's amazing sometimes the things it says when I do this. It really seems like He's talking to me. If it dosn't work the first few times, don't get discouraged. pray more. God bless you all!
– Anna, age 13
Idea #112Talking to God shouldnt feel like a chore. Find time to talk to god throughout the day and not necessarily a certain time each day. I have god on like a "speed dial" where I can just start talking to him or praying for myself or someone else randomly. Whenever you need to, God's never too busy to listen to your prayers or just to be friend that walks in when the rest of the world walks out!
– Betty, age 12
Idea #113God created you, loves you, and He knows everything about you - so let's learn more about Him! I think just flipping somewhere in the Bible and reading isn't the greatest idea. I suggest getting a girls' devotional. Also, a good place to do it would be somewhere with no distractions that's quiet. And don't forget to take out your heavenly cell phone and talk to God before you start, while you're doing the devotional, and after - ALL the time!
– Talia, age 11
Idea #114Make art to express your feelings for God! Be creative and show God and other people in your life how you really do feel about God inside and out. Make peices of art about God and give it to other people to share the great news about God!
– Madeleine, age 10
Idea #115It's always a good idea to do devotions with friends... read together and discuss what you read. Pray for eachother too! :)
– Kirsten, age 13
Idea #116GOD is your friend tell all your troubles to him and feel relieved rather than feeling guilty. God is your good buddy
– leah, age 12
Idea #117It's night and your family is asleep and you take your bible out and get comfortable somewhere in your room. You read 2 to 3 chapters and then think about what you read. After that you pray and maybe sing a few songs!!!
– Gentile, age 11
Idea #118To take time out to be with God i pray to God and read the bible.
– Alyssa, age 10
Idea #119sit down read your bible bring a pen a journal write what happened today read your bible,write down what you learned pray to GOD and THE END
– keithtisha, age 11
Idea #120If you're like me, you have younger siblings who are way young and can get in your way sometimes (sometimes????)so after they're in bed, I cut some slack on the television, yoga, sewing, and my other favorite things to one thing I've come to love, my quiet time with God. Everyone's quiet God can be different as long as one thing is the same, you're spending time with God! I pull out my Bible and read and highlight key verses. Sometimes I write my thoughts to God in my journal. Now, devotion time should not be forced or feel like "un-touched" homework. It's a time to fellowship with God. On some days, I like to pretend I am giving a sermon to my stuffed animals and dolls on my bed and at the beginning worship and praise God with music from the radio or mp3, and whisper really quietly some verses in the Bible. It's like church on a Saturday at home!
– Kayla, age 13
Idea #121My prayers used to begin"Dear Father' and ended in "In Jesus name, Amen." Now, i just prefer saying in my head "Hey there!" and I like finishing in "Thanks for listening!" Calling God "Father" seems way too formal for me. I also enjoy keeping my window wide open when I pray at night so I can watch the stars and all God's creation.
– Sarah, age 12
Idea #122Make a special place in your room where you like to devote your time to god. Maybe a corner of your room or the chair you love. Decorate it with things that remind you of god. That way, you will always remember why you are here on this earth and it will be better to devote your tme in an environment that you like.
– Molly, age 13
Idea #123try praying in a journal or writing. or even saying it in your head. whatever is most applicable to you! i think it out in my head when i'm in the hospitals like i am alot
– ali, age 12
Idea #124try making something applicable to you.like your not going to understand it if it is all pushed down your throat in adult talk. try saying reading your bible out doors if your an outdoorsy girl maybe take notes on the computer while you read. maybe you can read the dream on section if you have a faithgirlz bible to fit the portion you are reading. if not try making up a dream on section. try rewarding yourself once you read say one section of the bible. maybe some icecream or a walk with the dog or possibly a hot bubblebath. if you can get involved in a youth group at your church. whatever you do make it fun for you!
– Alisha, age 12
Idea #125Go into your room (lock the door) and just speand time with God. Praise/worship Him with your whole self, from your heart, not only from your mouth. Read the Bible too! It's great food for your soul. :)
– Anjel, age 12
Idea #126Every night I try to read(at the minimum) one scripture and try to write in my journal. It doesn't have to be about just your problems; it can be about good thing you maybe learned during the day.
– Julie, age 11
Idea #127If it is a good day I like to go tell my mom that I am doing my quiet time outside on the hammock so she will make sure I don't get bothered.
– Jennifer, age 11
Idea #128Try to keep your bible next to your bed so you'll always remember to either do it in the morning or night,those are usually the quietest times in the day if you like doing your devotions by yourself.
– Bekah, age 11
Idea #129I'm sure a whole bunch of you heard about Antonietta Meo? (A.K.A Nenolina) For those of you who don't know, was a six year old girl who wrote notes to Jesus and left them by her bed every night. Why don't you do the same? Think you can't follow the example of a six year old? She wrote her notes while she was dying of cancer after loosing her leg while her and keeping a brave and Happy face the whole time. Also, she's on the verge of becoming the youngest saint. There's hope for all of us to become saints as well!
– Anna, age 13
Idea #130At night when I read my bible, if there are some verses that I don't understand, I write the questions, & then in case they don't make sense to my mom, write down the chapter & verse, so I can show them to my mom & then go & talk to my mom about them. Most of the time she is able to answer my questions.
– Christy, age 12
Idea #131i listen to my favorite CHRISTIAN radio station then do my bible study
– Cari, age 10
Idea #132If you don't learn about God now at an age you'll start understanding it, it will be harder to learn it all when you are older.
– Christina, age 12
Idea #133read the bible every night, and take notes
– ashley, age 9
Idea #134I like sitting in my room with spirit 95 on reading my bible and writing down the verses i love. I also try to memorize verses before my dad, like a mini contest.
– Kacy, age 11
Idea #135What i do alot is where ever I am I always take time and stop to pray about my salvation i ask God if have sinned in any way then i ask forgiveness of it
– Deborah, age 11
Idea #136i do do my devotions at night, but i have 2 jornals 1st i write down how my doy is and ny troubling feeling then i pray for it. then the 2nd i write down what i learned and the verses that i LOVE!!
– Heather, age 11
Idea #137Write in your journal to God. Pray to him every day and read his love letter/rule book/ history book that isn't bo-o-oring/ life instruction manual (a.k.a. the Bible) to see what he has planned for us. You'll see something knew each day that you didn't realize.
– Emily, age 12
Idea #138i just pray out my feelings to God as an IM or email.or if i can i do email 'God' but i don't send it
– Alisha, age 12
Idea #139I usually do my devotionals before i go to bed and i use my devotional book, bible and journal and write down verses that i like.
– Elise, age 14
Idea #140i take my girls only bible and read in the mornings and at night and write a response in my speaking to God love notes
– taylor, age 10
Idea #141i usally read my bible in the mornng i always pray before i start. my dad reads us the bible at night to my brother and sister and me
– Hannah, age 11
Idea #142I usually go outside, with my devotion book, Bible, pen and journal, then read through the scriptures. I also write down good verses to remember, sometimes I tape them to my mirror!
– Jessica, age 15
Idea #143at night I feel closer to God (at times)
– emma, age 12
Idea #144I usually go outside and enjoy nature or i have a special spot in my room for my quiet time with god i even went to extra trouble and bought some fragrance to make my time with God that little more special
– Jemma, age 13
Idea #145I go inside my room or somewhere by myself and start praying, i ask God to help me go through any circumstance. I do this a lot specially all the times that im at the ambulence and hospitals.
– Karla, age 14
Idea #146when i had a bad day i journal it all as a prayer and turn on a christian cd
– Alisha, age 12
Idea #147you can get your mum to read it to you. Then your mum can ask you some questions. have fun doing your devotions!
– Holly, age 8
Idea #148I like reading my bible and writing things to God every night and maybe every morning. It helps me get to sleep happy and calm (if I have had a bad day) and it helps the next day to work better then it would have if I didn't spend my time with God. Hope that helps!
– Eli, age 12
Idea #149I read my bible every night or in the morning when I first wake up, and I talk to God...it really helps the night to be nice, and it helps the next day to be wonderful...and it helps me be ready to start the next day!
– Eli, age 12
Idea #150Every night or when I wake up in the morning I read my bible and write in my diary. It really helps to give my feelings to God...He is so awesome!!
– Elizabeth, age 12
Idea #151Go outside and find your favorite spot in your backyard and sit there and pray, or read you bible.
– Aubrie, age 10
Idea #152I like to sit in my room with my bible and just reflect on God and just think..... FOLLOW GOD!!
– Hannah, age 9
Idea #153I keep a prayer journal and write in it before i go to sleep every night and sometimes if i have any extra time in the morning.
– Caroline, age 11
Idea #154I will remember that we are the children of the King, and do my Quiet time as a present for the King for taking care of all of us when we were in need.
– Nicole, age 11
Idea #155In the summer I like to take a long walk & just let all my feelings out. It helps when I have problems going on in my life.
– Brianne, age 12
Idea #156Sometimes I take a walk outside and try to figure out how God could create everything or everyone and how He knew that I would be here and doing that zillions of years ago; or I curl up on my bed at night and write or pray to God. It helps take everything that bugs you away if you tell him and trust him.
– Sam, age 12
Idea #157you could make some prayer beads on a string and name them (e.g: 1.family 2.the sick) preferably have 5. Once you have made them you could put some calming music on and pray for the people on your beads.
– Rebecca, age 12
Idea #158Every morning when I wake up I read through a page of my bible notes. If I don't have much time, I read through them while I am drying my hair.
– Lauren, age 13
Idea #159Keep a notebook and write a letter in it to God or Mary or your favorite saints. They'll Always listen to anything yo have to say!!
– Anna, age 13
Idea #160when I go and have sum devo time I usually just go into the fresh air with my bible and a notebook sometimes I make a snack
– Jemmy , age 14
Idea #161write little love notes to God in a private place...
– abbbbby, age 13
Idea #162Sit in a chair in a special spot far away from everyone. There, pull a different chair up next to you. Pretend God is sitting in it and talk to him. This can help if you are having a hard time believing.
– Lauren, age 11
Idea #163Is to just stop for a few minutes when you are doing something and get your bible and read and pray and don't let anyone make stop and don't let them say well you need to stop reading that - well my opinion is to just ignore them and just keep praying and reading the bible... well thats my idea!!!!
– lauren, age 11
Idea #164For me i forget to do devotions, or don't want to right now and forget. What works for me is when i am about to say not right now i think would Jesus want me to play a video game instead of spending time with him!!!!
– Brooklyn, age 11
Idea #165It helps me to write letters to God... often I start writing letters to my friends and sharing what is really inside of me and it just becomes me pouring my heart out to My God... I love you Faithgirlz Sisters! xo
– Rachael in Australia, age 15
Idea #166I'm not very good on keeping up with my prayer life and I find I don't pray until my life hits rock bottom so what I found works for me is to tell others about your struggle and ask them to pray for and with you and keep you accontable. So I am also going to ask you (faith girlz) to pray for me.I find this helps as well as writing out your prayers in a journal
– Alisha, age 12
Idea #167go for a walk outside or go to your room and in that private time,talk or pray to God!!<3
– Abigail, age 13
Idea #168Prayer Walk! Talk to God out loud on a walk!
– ?, age ?
Idea #169I spend time with God whenever possible. I keep a prayer journal, pray by myself, or with friends and family. I think it's important to take time with God every day.
– Lucy, age 11
Idea #170get in groups and have like your own study session
– lexi, age 11
Idea #171I usually do my bible study when I am doing my homework or in the car. I can focus and commit to what I am doing.
– Hannah, age 12
Idea #172I spend time with God when I have nothing to do. You communicate with God and is also using your timee for something fab!
– Blessing, age 11
Idea #173I keep a prayer journal. I write down whats been on my mind, then I pray for it, when it starts to clear up I thank God and tell the journal and God what has happened.
– Rebecca, age 12
Idea #174I use a composition book to keep track of all the things things that I would like to remember about stories from the bible and read it over again.
– Madison, age 11
Idea #175When I usually have quiet time I go out and look at nature and how awesome it is. I take a little bag with high lighters pens and a few notebooks along with my bible. Sometimes i even make a snack.
– Jemma, age 13
Idea #176ask your momma or dad if you could "take time out" and in that time, talk to god,pray,or write to him in your journal!!
– Abby, age 13
Idea #177Have prayer time with your family or friends!
– Hazel, age 12
Idea #178If you feel that your friends need help pray for every night until you see a difference.
– Hazel, age 12
Idea #179I keep a prayer journal too, and I pray all the time in general and talk to God and thank him for everything in my life. Going to a youth group helps too.
– Sabrina, age 11
Idea #180I got inspiration from family & church members; that helped me alot. Maybe that can help you to? Ask your mum, dad or even your older brother or sister to help you understand the bible, to help you pray, etc.
– Isobella, age 13
Idea #181I spend time with God every day of course when I go to bed but not only then. I also keep a prayer journal (a faithgirlz! one) that I write as much as I can. It really helps me stay conected with God
– Savannah, age 12
Idea #182when I take time for god is when I go to bed I pray to him and thank him for all he has done for me. also I thank him for keeping me well and my family.
– haley, age 14
Idea #183pray for any problem in your life.
– Leah, age 10
Idea #184i like to read the bible and highlight important suff and then write it down in my devotion notebook and then read it over
– shevonne, age 10
Idea #185devotion verses i can look up in my bible
– katie jo, age 12
Idea #186i go to my bed and talk to god all about my body and how puberty changes me.. and i talk to gim about his body
– emma, age 12
Idea #187Pray, hope and have faith! :-)
– Helene, age 9 3/4
Idea #188don't give in to something bad your friends want you to do. be 100% you
– Chinwe, age 9
Idea #189Go for a walk outside alone spending time in Gods nature and praying, talking with God, spilling your heart out to him.
– Michaela, age 12
Idea #190Try to start off you devotion by confessing your sins. Then you will be able to talk to God openly without all the sin in middle of you and HIm.
– Annie, age 12
Idea #191It is really fun to be able to talk about what you learned with other girls, but what makes it worth it is being willing to share your heart with them and to be a listening ear for them too!
– Sarah, age 13
Idea #192to pray every day and keep hope.
– cat, age 9
Idea #193when i am sad,mad,or even angery i go & i get my bible & read a chaptor or two & then i pray about it.
– alexis, age 13
Idea #194I like to do mine either on my bed or outside under a tree that gives a lot of shade,and i just watch the insects roam along the ground under the tree, and in my room i like to just be myself.
– Kiyla, age 10
Idea #195I talk to my parent who listens well and gives good advice then i pray to god in my case and i talk to my dad
– Mei, age 11
Idea #196Nothing is better than being left alone in a big closet made out of cardboard with a window a small tabel and one chair! While looking out the window,do your devotions! Don't you think it's cool to not have to worry about snoopy dads,brothers,sisters,or moms sneeking in!
– Amanda, age 10
Idea #197I go outside by myself sit on the sing farthest from our house and pray and listen to God. I also bring my Bible along... I do this when I feel bad or sad 'cause God will always listen.
– Hannah , age 12
Idea #198@ night get cozy in your bed, and foucus on God! (just make sure you don't fall asleep!)
– Sadie, age 11
Idea #199i focus on god no matter what problem ,day or time
– jacie, age 11
Idea #200Whenever I read the bible I feel good.Because I know God is smiling down on me.And he is happy that I am a christan.So think about that whenever you are praying or reading the bible.
– Hope, age 9
Idea #201you could go into your room and could close the door and have a good talk with god
– keziah, age 11
Idea #202What I love to do, a lot of times with my Faithgirlz bible, I love to read the following verses in the Bible in one Year section. That's what really makes my day going strong!!!
– Jasmine, age 15
Idea #203When I feel no one cares and I'm depessed I read the Bible to lift my spirit.
– Elizabeth, age 11 almost 12
Idea #204Just take a break from all of the things in life that distract you, pray, and read God's word. Ask God to come in and be in your life, tell him that you want his will to be done in your life always!! And Dont forget to count your blessings! And thank Jesus for his incredible sacrifice so that we may some day live with him in heaven! :)
– Brie, age 13
Idea #205When I read my devotionals, I like to be away from everything that's bugging me. I try not to think about anything bad while i'm reading. I also keep a "Journey Journal," which is where I think and write about my journey to becoming a responsible young adult.
– Alison, age 12
Idea #206My idea is to pray to God at any time.Even if you are at school, you can still pray to God.You can pray to God about ANYTHING.God hears your prayers.
– Joanna, age 9
Idea #207I always try to red the bible. so what i do is i make a list of the nights i read the bible and nights that i do a devotional and red my bible. i like to do these devotionals: 1. 40 more days with god by Rebbecca st. james 2. the Christian girls guide to your mom. hope you like it!
– Kiyla, age 10
Idea #208I'm gonna read the Bible everyday and when go to chuch I'm gonna get filled with the spirit and pay attention and learn more about my God.
– Carlie, age 13
Idea #209What I do is before I go to sleep or before I get up I read my Devotion and spend tme with God and pray
– Kristin, age 12
Idea #210My idea is to spend time with God at any time, even if it's in the middle of the school day. You can just pray in your head.It really helps me when I need help with something. Even if it's just forgetting a math problem, God will help you with it. Trust me,it works.
– Joanna, age 9
Idea #211My idea is to pick out a time in the day and go outside and just pour out your troubles and things that you are worried about.You will feel God's presence. He will comfort you and give you peace.
– Joanna, age 9
Idea #212I do mine at night when everything is quiet. it helps me think and focus on God.A little tip is: when I read my devotion, I take a tiny sticky note, write what the devotion was about, and then stick it on the page with the bit with the writing sticking out. I do it because one day i'll get angry, or sad, or need something that's in the devotion book, and i can turn straight to it, and it makes me feel HEAPS better!!!
– Katya, age 13
Idea #213When you read your devotional put the date of when you read it. Look up all the verses on that page in your bible. Then highlight them. That way you can always remember when you read your devotional. You can also remember the verses.
– Miranda, age 9
Idea #214Create your own little corner in the middle of the room witha beanie bag or a chair and sit there reading the word and praying.
– Hannah, age 12
Idea #215My idea is to pick out a time in the day, just to spend a little time with God and let Him speak to you. Even if He doesn't say anything, the silence can be soothing because God is there.
– Joanna, age 9
Idea #216you should ask mum and dad to have a girls night sleepover and discuss bible stories and play games to see which bible characther you are most like!
– Amanda, age 9
Idea #217I think it would be a good idea to, have friends sleepover, & just relax & study the bible then talk about it :)
– Cali, age 11
Idea #218pray without ceasing.whenever you go through anything bad and you feel like all hope is lost just pray and remember that God loves you
– jayla, age 12
Idea #219Anywhere I go, ( school, home,public) I talk to Jesus and read his word and devotion everyday and I make sure I get along with my sibings too.
– Tamaia, age 11
Idea #220Wen i feel down and lonely i like 2 go to my room nd close the door and i just start talkin to God and tell him my problems and hope that he can help me through them i pray and just talk to God because i knoe he's always there next to me
– Glorimar, age 10
Idea #221I grab a devotional book, my bible and a few treats, and I have what you would call a " Date with God" day!!!
– Melissa, age 13
Idea #222When you first go to bed reflect on the day. Talk to God like you do your best friend.
– Kaitlynn, age 13
Idea #223have a girls night out with your freinds and tell your thoughts and play games or just chill and read your bible thats always fun!!!!!!!!!!!
– sabrina, age 11
Idea #224I pray every night with my parents I also enjoy writing in my journal
– Breanne, age 11
Idea #225go outside and admire what God created. While you're admiring talk to God and tell him what's going on in your life. :0)
– Kaitlyn, age 11
Idea #226When your really frustrated, vent to God. It might even take a good cry to let it all out. After that, ask God to help you not get so frustrated when that certain event or that someone gets to you. Pray for your enemy and listen for a answer. It might take a while, but the result is sweet.
– Livi, age 10
Idea #227When your really mad at yourself, don't beat yourself up. Remember, when you make an insult to yourself, your really insulting God. After all, God created you.
– Livi, age 10
Idea #228pray to god in a quiet place maybe in your bed at night about your day if it was great or... not so great and if it wasn't great then hopefully the next day it will be better because you prayed. I know this is right because I do it and it works for me and it will work for you.
– sarah, age 10 1/2
Idea #229Run yourself a bubble bath and relax in the bubbles and think about your day and how you could make your next day better by walking in the path of God.
– Nicky, age 12
Idea #230Sometimes I lay in bed at night, and I think about all the nice things God has given me and, I thank him .
– Amy, age 12
Idea #231When I go to bed at night, I pray and let God speak to me.
– Joanna, age 9
Idea #232I like to go to a quiet place to sing songs to the Lord then I read my bible and talk with Him.
– Abigail, age 11
Idea #233i can pray to jesus where ever i am. mostly i pray to him under my duvet covers with a tourchlight and my bible. i feel closer to him and like he is talking to me back.
– eniola, age 12
Idea #234Ask your friends over to sleepover and have a Bible study.You could also pray for each other on the phone.
– nicole, age 9
Idea #235Make a group of people and talk about nice things,(PRAY),read the bible,and do more things about god!
– tatyana, age 8
Idea #236prayer in a special place or a quiet place that you feel comfortable
– kiera, age 12
Idea #237I love to go into my room and turn on Spirt FM. A lot of songs make me want to cry, some make me smile, and some make me pray. I also write in my special Faith Girls jurnol.
– Ashten, age 10 1/2
Idea #238to pray every night , and to stop fighting with my brother,
– tori, age 9
Idea #239At the end of each day I write a diary and say how God has helped me in my day then at the end of each week I grab the Bible and choose a bible passage and put in my diary.
– Hazel, age 11
Idea #240Give yourself some time to just sit down and be quiet. Pray, and just think. Don't read or talk out loud, just sit quietly and pray/think. God will talk to you!
– Anna, age 12
Idea #241You can have a talk with God (pray)!
– Leah, age 10
Idea #242Remember this, God is ALWAYS with you, no matter what, He'll be there helping you.
– Michaela , age 11
Idea #243I always snuggle in at bedtime with my favorite journal and pen my favorite stuffy and my Bible, then I write a prayer to GOD , then write in my journal about my day and then read my Bible then write in my journal again, always from a drfferent perspective!
– Aimee, age 11
Idea #244Sometimes I lock myself in my closet and pray and imagine Jesus' kind eyes like in the Sophie's World series
– Taylor, age 10
Idea #245Have a group talk with God and your BFFs. Read the BIBLE together, sing songs, write down awsome things about what you read and remember have fun!!!
– Juliya, age 9
Idea #246I bring my Faith Girlz bible with me to school and I read it any time I get to.
– Kimberly, age 10
Idea #247When you don't have time or something snuggle up in your bed and take a few minutes to have time with God,you really won't regret it.
– sue, age 10
Idea #248Right before bed time I climb in my bed and get my Bible, pen, and Journal. First I write the date at the top of the page. then I write a little prayer just thanking God for the day etc. Then I write what happened that day and any struggles I had. After that I read my Bible and write down what I read and what I learned. After that I just talk to God like I talk to a friend, say Amen and go to sleep.
– Melody, age 12
Idea #249Parents love God,too. Sit down and pray with them before bed or any other time.
– Jolie, age 9
Idea #250it never hurts to just pour out your hearts desires to God,give it a try!!!;)
– keely, age 12
Idea #251Wake up slightly earlier in the morning and to your QT and then get ready to go to school. When you're back, take a few moments to quieten down your heart and tell God how was school. Before bed, read a devotion and do a last prayer.
– Charissa, age 11
Idea #252Find a niche, and feel GOD beside you, and just pour out your heart's desires to Him.
– Joanna, age 12
Idea #253My mom said that she would get me a beanbag chair to do devotions in.
– Hailey, age 10
Idea #254what i do before i do my school work i do 30 min. of just talking with God but when my day is more busy i get up even earlyer. make your time around God!!!!
– Gabrielle, age 13
Idea #255i usally pray befor be
– mandy, age 12
Idea #256I always have Bible study with my 2little sisters on sunday since we can't go 2 church.
– Jeanine, age 9
Idea #257Read your bible and pray when you get up in the morning.
– Tay, age 12
Idea #258Have a conversation with God like you were talking to your BFF!Get into a place where nothing can distract you. I am NOT saying that you have to go in a storage room.Get comfy and just pour it all out!!!
– Abbie, age 10
Idea #259to go out in a nature walk and pray under a tree with no one aruond you and to go out in the rain and stay there.It really helps me
– annabell, age 10
Idea #260Pray everyday-all the time! God wants you to talk to Him like a friend. Just tell him everything that happened that day, whether it was that A on your test or how much your siblings drive you crazy. He loves hearing from you!
– Danielle, age 14
Idea #261to just take your best friend,and your bible to the park maybe sit under a tree & relax.
– Bethany, age 9
Idea #262my idea is to block out all sounds and listen,talk and pray to GOD when I'm alone!
– Elena, age 10
Idea #263I taped about 20 of my favorite bible versus to my bedroom door. Before I step out of my room every day, I say them out loud. One of the bible verses always reflects on my daily problems. It really helps!
– Livi, age 10
Idea #264be your self every day and dont let anyone talk dowm about you, ever dont let them get under your skin. pray for the person everyday also
– meagan simmons, age 11
Idea #265Every morning before I step out of bed- I say "God, I'm at your service." It really helps your day.
– Livi, age 10
Idea #266i write to god in my journal. everything makes sense when you write it all down!
– chantel, age 13
Idea #267My idea is to love my little sister and pray every day and night.
– Hailey , age 10
Idea #268I am home schooled and with my brother and sisters nearly all the time. I like to lock my self in my room, turn on some music and start. I like to be alone when I do it and really open up and talk to God like he is my bestes best friend
– Stephanie, age 11
Idea #269i think that girls can spend time with god is by inviting friends over to church or read devotions at sleeping partys
– rosa, age 11
Idea #270Every night (or nearly every night, whenever it's before 11:00 pm) when I write in my diary, I write something good about God and a verse from the Bible.
– Carmen, age 11
Idea #271I think someone that believes in God should really mean it and how they should mean it is that they should pray everyday and not just make someone else your idol.God is your idol not Hilary duff or the jonas brothers. Even though i like the jonas brothers i also find something else to do sometimes!
– cheryl, age 10
Idea #272Turn on the radio and put your favofive cds play the and relexe
– Dianne, age 10
Idea #273I have abible and if I am stressed out I would read it. If you usually have nightmares, read the bible stories before bed.
– Julia-Lorena, age 11
Idea #274Read your bible and pray, if you forget to do that, just ask god to help you remember to.It works for me.God can do anything.
– josephine, age 13
Idea #275be your self and don't let people judge your self on what you look like orwhat you do or what kind of food you like
– taylor, age 9
Idea #276my idea is to pray every morning and every night.
– haley, age 8
Idea #277God is our best friend and he will always be there for you & me! He talks to us a tells us the right things to do and you should listen...
– Bella, age 12
Idea #278Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.Let God lead your life and everything will be better.
– Chloe, age 9
Idea #279I try to do devotional i got from a thing called 5 Day Club. I also have a sunday school lesson i do every night before church. My family and i read the bible sfter supper.:)
– Ray Ray, age 12
Idea #280take your things with you to do in the car
– Emily, age 11
Idea #281Always put faith first and then it will be okay. If you put school, friends, you-time or anything else first you won't be as succesful in your walk with God
– Faithfirst, age 12
Idea #282i always say in my my head i love u and thank him for every thing i have even if im in a hurry and then i feel a lot better
– kenzie, age 9
Idea #283i have a devotional and sometimes, if i'm bored, I read it and fill it out.
– Crystal, age 12
Idea #284We need to spend time with God all the time. He made us and we need to give him praise and learn more about him.
– issi, age 12
Idea #285Get a prayer diary! Just an ordinary notebook (or a diary if you want to do it every day) and write to God, it's great!
– Bethan, age 12
Idea #286Also if you don't have time you can just think to God in your head. You don't have to talk out loud or pray, just thinking to him makes it more open between yourself and God.
– rose, age 12
Idea #287I love spending time outside alone just talking with God. I mean it's not like you have to kneel every time you pray and you don't even have to close your eyes. Just take a quiet walk through the forest and talk out loud to god. This really strengthens your relationship with God and teaches you to be quiet and listen for what God has to say. Prayer isn't just telling God stuff its also listening for him to tell you stuff. I love FaithGirlz!
– Melody, age 12
Idea #288My favourite Sophie Book is #12 because God's gift to me, I love babies.
– Hailey, age 10
Idea #289Instead of using a devotional me and my friend are reading through the book of Proverbs. After Proverbs we will read Ruth and then Matthew. I like reading through the Bible, but I still would like a Faithgilz! devotional for Christmas (keep the Christ in Christmas!)
– Faithgirlz 3,000, age 10
Idea #290Read your devotion or Bible in the morning (unless your doing the buddy system) so that the word of God or Christan writers can apply to your life throughout the day.
– Faithgirlzfan 3,000, age 10
Idea #291I love Sophie books and I love reading about the stories.
– Hailey, age 10
Idea #292I like to go outside and do my devotion. sometimes i climb a tree and do it.
– christina, age 11
Idea #293I think your books are AWESOME Sophie - they're so cool you could sit in a quiet place and read and think!!!!
– Ellie, age 10
Idea #294I don't get to read my devotions much but whenever I have spare time, I always love to read them outside where it's sunny and I feel open to GOD. Thankyou bye
– Laura, age 10
Idea #295There are more ways to spend time with God than just go to church, pray, read, and in writing. We can spend time with him simply by pouring out our feelings to him in a song or writing a story of how much you love God and all the risks that you would take to see him. It's always great to remember that God is always there and we can talk to him however and whenever we feel.
– Liana, age 11
Idea #296I have always had fun riding my bike and talking to God out loud. It's like i know what he is saying and i can tell him all my thoughts withought worrying about someone looking in my journal or something. I feel so free.
– Liana, age 11
Idea #297I love Sophie alot. I am so lucky to have the same name as her. Until now I have 10 books of her. I love you, Sophie!!!!!!!! please make the books more interesting. bye!!!
– sophie, age 12
Idea #298I like 2 grab a snack before I go to read my devotions. That way I don't have an excuse 2 get up and get a snack. I can eat it in my room.
– Alexandra , age 13
Idea #299I love being out in God's creation while I'm reading His word, but I need privacy. My relationship with God is not based on other people, it's based on just God and me, helping other people out. Most times I shut myself in my room, though.
– Olivia, age 13
Idea #300When I do my devos I snuggle up in my bed and surround myself with soft pillows
– Trisha, age 11
Idea #301I have not done devos much. But once I'm not so busy and can do devos on a regular basis I think I would like to do them outside in the woods or [this might sound weird] sit in a tree.:-)
– Jerrielle, age 11
Idea #302My mom does bible study, so i go into her room with her and do mine there sometimes. Other times, I go into the guest room (don't know why, I guess there is a big enough desk for me to spread my stuff out) and do it there. Now, I may start going outside in the front yard and do it while my dad and brother play catch(:
– Madisen , age 12
Idea #303When you're doing your devotion it's a good idea to have pray right before you read, asking God to teach you something.
– Eleanor, age 10
Idea #304i like to read my Bible when it's sunny and warm and i can open my windows and then i get on my bed pull my canopy all the way to the end of the bed and read away!
– monica, age 10
Idea #305I like to go into my room and sometimes listen to Barlowgirl while I'm doing my Bible study.
– Brenna, age 12
Idea #306Make sure you have everything you need so you don't get distracted by going to get the material.
– Morgan, age 13
Idea #307I like to shut myself in my room so that i don't get distracted.
– Debbie, age 12
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