Day 7-Remember (Devotions for my high school students)

photo-1520013573795-38516d2661e4Deuteronomy 6:12  be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

So we are now entering your second full week of school. Sorry I can’t be here this morning, I’m out of town. I hope you had a good breakfast and that you are ready to start your day. Wait, are you ready? Did you remember your lunch? Your backpack? Your instrument? Do you have the right stuff for PE? Do you have what you need for practice after school? Do you have a ride? 

I bring these up not to make you worry, but to help you see, even at your age, just how many different things you need to remember to have a successful day of school. That doesn’t even get into combing your hair, taking a shower, getting dressed. What about drinking enough water and brushing your teeth? The point is, you have hundreds of decisions to make every morning to make sure you have a great day. If you forget just one thing, let’s say brushing your teeth, your whole day could be difficult. That could make you not want to talk to your friends, you could be self-conscience in lab instead of thinking about what you are trying to learn. You could think more about bumming gum off of a friend rather than learning a new song. 

You wouldn’t be the first person to forget something important. The Israelites (remember these are the Jews were called when they were lead by Moses around 1500) were getting ready to enter a new land and God wanted them to remember something important. He said, 12 be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Deuteronomy 6:12. What he was saying is that in all the bustle of the move, don’t forget God.  Now, you might not be moving, but there are plenty of things going on in your life.  Plenty of things that can keep you from remembering Jesus.  God is telling you, just like he told the Israelites, don’t forget your Savior. 


Heavenly Father, thank you for your mercy and all you have done for us. It is so easy in our busy lives to forget you, or even push you to the back burner. Help us today to keep you present in our mind as we face the joys and challenges of today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.