A devotional is a topical Bible study and can be completed in anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. Read it on the go, or take some extra time to dig into the questions for personal reflection. You can also download and print a PDF version to use with a friend to create an engaging spiritual discussion.

Jesus was known as a friend. It didn’t matter who you were, Jesus would befriend you. He noticed the unnoticeable, touched the untouchable, and loved the unlovable. He didn’t spend time with people to get something out of them, but to give something to them and simply because he enjoyed their company.

Do you stand for what you believe, or are you a “chameleon,” always changing your beliefs, desires, and even personality according to others? God doesn’t want us to feel like we have to conform in order to be accepted, and wants to help us become strong enough to stand for what we believe and who we are.

Jesus had conviction. He wasn’t swayed by fear of what people thought about him. He had a deep belief that his purpose on earth was to teach people about God and to help people get to heaven. He stayed focused on that no matter what people said about him or did to him. He was willing to die for that belief. How do you feel about being someone who is unswayed by what people think of you?

Without humility we usually spend our time thinking about ourselves, pushing us away from God and others. Humble people have room to love. When we’re humble we are able to love God and others more because we think their lives are equally valuable to our own.

The friendships we choose to build are a reflection of who we are. God wants us to have friendships that make us better. If we are going to grow and become the people he is calling us to be, we need to have meaningful, deep, and challenging friendships both with him and the relationships around us.

If having faith feels like a constant struggle, that’s because it is! God gives us the armor and the weapons we need to not only fight back, but to defeat these spiritual enemies. Check out Ephesians 6 to learn how to arm yourself spiritually and come through Satan’s attacks standing strong.