Chelsea Crockett

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The Guide to Mastering Quiet Times

Quiet time: a peaceful time to spend with God and meditate on His Word.  Have you ever set aside a half hour or so to spend solely with God?  I…

Quiet time: a peaceful time to spend with God and meditate on His Word.  Have you ever set aside a half hour or so to spend solely with God?  I understand that you may be busy or simply don’t feel motivated to get up and do it, and that’s okay!  There are different ways to get you excited, stay encouraged and motivated, and find joy in quiet times!

  1. Make sure you have all you need before you sit down to do a quiet time!  Chelsea Crockett - Quiet TimesBe sure to have a Bible, journal, pen, and devotional or lesson to walk through.
  2. Set aside a specific time each day to devote solely to your quiet time.  I usually try to get in at least 30 minutes, but you can start small with 10 or 15, or even 5 minutes before you head to school or work!
  3. Find a spot to do your quiet time.  If you like the outdoors, find a place outside such as under your favorite tree or by a lake!  You can even try out places like Starbucks or other coffee shops that have a relaxing atmosphere.
  4. Pick a certain devotional.  This allows you to have a specific game plan when you sit down.  Print out questions from online that go with specific verses or even get a guided devotional app on your phone!
  5. Find an accountability partner.  If your friend is wanting to start doing quiet times, keep each other accountable.  Text each other at the end of the day to make sure you both did one for the day!

I encourage you to try and set aside time once a day or even once a week.  You’ll notice a huge difference in your life and yourself!

Love, Chelsea

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3 R’s Bible Devotional

I always love finding new ways to read and study my Bible.  Starting my day off with a devotional and a little Jesus time is my favorite thing to do…

I always love finding new ways to read and study my Bible.  Starting my day off with a devotional and a little Jesus time is my favorite thing to do in the morning!  I found a new three-part devotional that focuses on a different psalm every day and allows you to create a small prayer out of each one.  The three R’s stand for rejoice, repent, and request.  Start by picking a psalm and reading it a few times through!Chelsea Crockett - Psalm Devotion

  • Rejoice.  First comes first, you’re going to pick out the parts of the psalm that revolve around gratefulness and rejoicing.  Write down all of the different blessings that we can be grateful for and what we can lift up to God in thankfulness!
  • Repent.  Throughout each psalm, there are usually lines that talk about sin and things that we, as sinners, fall short of.  Write down all of the things we need to repent for whether it be gossip, judgement, etc.
  • Request.  Take what you wrote down for the last two R’s and turn them into requests to God.  What do you want Him to help you with?  How do you want to learn from these things?  This will turn into a mini prayer!

After you have your list, pray what you wrote down.  Rejoice in the good things, repent your sins, and send up your requests to God.  Try it out! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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Faithbox: Growing Your Faith Monthly

I recently stumbled across an awesome Christian-based organization that has a concept that is unlike any other company. It’s called Faithbox, and its idea is focused on growing your faith…

I recently stumbled across an awesome Christian-based organization that has a concept that is unlike any other company. It’s called Faithbox, and its idea is focused on growing your faith monthly but also making an impact on the world around you. Let me explain what their concept is all about!Chelsea Crockett - Faithbox

Faithbox is an organization that sends its subscribers a monthly package filled with different messages and products from Christian-based companies like the picture above. All of the boxes include a small devotion and a variety of products from sunglasses to yummy snacks, depending on the month. Each box along with its products supports a non-profit organization.

Not only does it support these companies, but kids around the world. Each box sent also accounts for three meals shipped to hungry children around the world. In 2015, Faithbox provided over 100,000 meals to kids worldwide! Not only are you receiving gifts for yourself but providing a different type of present to hungry children.

You’re benefitting yourself, people across the globe, and tons of non-profit Christian organizations! I urge you to try it out :)! You won’t regret it.

Love, Chels

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Importance of Time Alone with God

As you might know, I just recently got back from church camp! The week I spent there was totally life changing and brought me so much closer to God. The…

As you might know, I just recently got back from church camp! The week I spent there was totally life changing and brought me so much closer to God. The biggest thing I learned at camp was how important time alone with God is. Time alone with God strengthens your relationship with the Lord and shows Him how much you love Him.

 One way to make sure you spend time alone with God every day is to set out a time each day just for devotions or reading your Bible. For you morning people, as soon as you wake up you can make it a point to reach for your Bible or devotional. For you night owls, after you do your nightly routine, climb into bed or find a quiet place to spend some time with God.  

Another way to make sure you spend time with Him is to get a devotional that applies to you and interests you. A good devotional for teens is “Email from God” by Claire Cloninger and Curt Cloninge. The daily devotions are set up like they are emails from God to you, so it is super teen friendly!

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Matthew 6:6 says “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

 The reward God will give you for spending time with Him is not material things, but you will see a positive change in your relationships with your friends and family.

 This week, try spending at least 10 minutes alone with God. See how it will change your life!

XOXO, Chels

You can buy “Email from God” here:http://tiny.cc/Email_From_God.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.

 

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