Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my Proverbs 31 sisters, Lynn Cowell. Lynn has a new devotional book for teens, Devotions for a Revolutionary Year. Devotional books fill the shelves of Christian bookstores. On-line web sites offer their fair share as well. I am sharing Lynn’s devotional with you today because I know her heart for teen girls. God has given her a true giftedness to speak to and minister to teens. This devotional book will speak in powerful ways to the young women in your life.
Lynn has stopped by today not only to share a bit about the devotional with you but also to give you a taste of what it has to offer through her Seven Day Faith Builder.
The Most Important Mistake a Mom Can Make
Do you ever worry about the young women in your life? Your daughter, niece or granddaughter? The girl at your son’s school or the one who sits next to you in church?
You see the choices she makes. You watch the way she dresses, the friends she keeps or the empty look in her eyes and you feel concerned; worried even. You wonder, “What will her future hold?”
I, too, am that mom, aunt and mentor in the church and I’ve asked myself, “What’s missing?”
Growing up, I knew I could count on one thing every morning. My mom would be in the living room, Bible in her lap, spending time with Jesus. Witnessing her consistency quietly spoke of the importance of this time. Without knowing it, she was mentoring me through her example.
Heading into junior high, my youth pastor asked me to be a part of the leadership team. There was one non-negotiable commitment: you had to spend 30 minutes a day reading God’s word. Since I had seen my mother doing this each day, the commitment didn’t seem unusual. That’s what Jesus followers did, right? So from the age of 13, I began my own discipline of spending time with Jesus.
Probably not able to define it then, now I can look back and see the impact my mom and my pastor had on me. I see the foundation they instilled by teaching me to be a woman of the Word.
In the days when Sunday School is all but a thing of the past, I worry if as moms we are making a very important mistake. Are we missing teaching the girls in our lives the importance of daily time in God’s word?
As a mom and a mentor of teen girls, I know that my role is to prepare them to live a responsible life on their own, my responsibility to teach them God’s word is my most important role of all. My passion is to help set young women in motion for a lifetime of studying God’s word.
The question is how and where to start.
When you brought your baby home, you didn’t start your child out with whatever was on the family table. Their diet was milk, filled with exactly the nutrients they needed, in a way they could take in.
That’s what today girl needs: a steady diet of God’s Word, filled with exactly the nutrients her tender heart needs.
While teaching God’s word might seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be! You don’t have to be a Bible scholar, know how to find out what the words mean in Hebrew and Greek and or own big Bible commentaries. What you do need is 2 – 3 minutes set apart each day to fill your girl with God’s truth.
I’ve got just the tool to help!
My free 7 Day Faith Builder, seven days of devotions straight from my new book “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” can be sent directly to your email box. These devotions are designed to speak to the issues that girls face each day; especially as school is back in full swing. You can receive these devotions free of charge! Just click here!
Should you find you want more than 7 days, you want 365 devos, just send your receipt for “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” before September 18th to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll receive a link with over $75 in free resources including three sessions from my “His Revolutionary Love” conference never before released!
Maybe you’re looking for a resource to last longer than seven days? “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year; 365 Days of Jesus’ Radical Love for You” is written specifically for girls ages 13 – 17, each day addressing issues close to a young girl’s heart such as body image, crushes, performance, and social media. “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” fills a girl’s heart with the truth that only Jesus’ can fill the love gap in her heart. Seeing God does have something to say about the important things in her world, she can establish a history with God and a pattern to last a lifetime.
In “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year” I help young women to:
- Begin each day with truth from Jesus
- Develop the habit of spending daily time with Jesus
- Apply God’s wisdom to the choices she makes each day
- Find positive self-worth in Jesus’ perfect love
- Make decisions that honor God & not follow her feelings
- Empower her heart to choose relationships that are beneficial; not painful
Would you invest in a young woman in your sphere today?
Lynn Cowell is a Proverbs 31 speaker and the author of “His Revolutionary Love; Jesus’ Radical Pursuit of You” and “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year”. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Greg, of 25 years and their three children. The Cowells enjoy hiking, well-worn sweatshirts and anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter. Connect with Lynn at www.LynnCowell.com and on Facebook at Lynn Martin Cowell.
Lynn, thank you for stopping by today. I pray God’s richest blessings and His favor over your ministry and this wonderful devotional book.
Today, we’re giving away a copy of Lynn’s new book “Devotions for a Revolutionary Year; 365 Days of Jesus’ Radical Love for You” and a “sweatshirt” journal to go with it! To enter this give away, simply share when would be the best time of the day for you to share God’s word with the young people in your life!
Also, if you would, please leave a word of encouragement for Lynn today.