17 Jun New App for Tween and Teen Girls Coming Soon
We have some EXCITING NEWS at ThouArtExalted, and we wanted to give you a sneak peek! For over a year now, more than twenty authors have teamed up with TAE to develop a FREE app for tween and teen girls to read through the New Testament in ONE YEAR! Each day, they will receive a quick devotional right to their phones that will highlight verses from each chapter of the New Testament starting with Matthew. Packed with fun downloadable graphics, journal questions, prayers, personal application, and YES, art projects along the way—this app will be available January 1st, 2017! Here’s an excerpt from Matthew 12:34-35.
What Goes IN Comes Out!
By: Robbie Jackson
“For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored in him.” Matthew 12:34-35
When you go to a vending machine and push the button that says Coke, what happens? Coke comes out, right? Why does Coke come out of the machine? You are probably thinking, “That’s a silly question!” Coke comes out because the machine is full of Cokes. Exactly. Coke comes out because someone filled the machine with Cokes.
In just the same way, God tells us that what comes out of our mouths is exactly what we put into our hearts. When we fill our heart with God’s Word, His thoughts and His ways, then God’s goodness will naturally spill out of our mouths. What goes in will come out. There are many ways that we can fill our heart with God’s goodness like reading His Word, spending time with Him in prayer, gathering with Godly friends, enjoying the beauty and blessings of His creation, reading good books, and learning from adults, teachers, and family members.
In this passage, God reminds us to store up good things in our hearts. We can do this just like the animals store up food for the winter. They search for good food to store for a time when they will need it. Just like animals are ready when the cold winds of winter come, we want our hearts to be full of God’s goodness so we are ready for it to spill out of our mouths every day. God also tells us to “Guard our hearts for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23). God knows that what goes in will come out. What we put into our minds and hearts matters to God.
Prayer: Dear God, help me to fill my heart with Your goodness so that Your love will pour out of my mouth and bless everyone I see today.
Journal Questions: What can you do to fill your heart with good things? Why does it matter that we fill our heart with good things? What tends to spill out when we don’t spend time filling up with the goodness of God?
ThouArtExalted is a non-profit 501(c)(3) creative ministry inspiring women and girls to know Jesus. We use ART as a visual reminder to teach the truth of God’s Word.
The Awake My Soul New Testament App is one of the many creative ways we are reaching this generation for Christ. We are offering this app for FREE. While we have already raised $5,000.00 of our initial goal to fund the app, we are still seeking to raise $5,000 more to make this dream a reality.
If ThouArtExalted has encouraged you or your daughter and you want to see the Awake My Soul app in the hands of girls all over the world, we invite you to join us. You can do this by contributing financially or through prayer. Will you prayerfully consider partnering with ThouArtExalted to help us offer this valuable tool free of charge? Any amount is greatly appreciated and 100% of your donation will go toward Awake My Soul. All donations are tax deductible.