Read Proverbs 20:9 here –
“Who can say, ‘I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin’?”

I can’t because I gossiped today. I wish I didn’t but it’s so hard not to join in with others at break.

I can’t because I lusted after a girl. It always feels wrong but it’s so hard not to look at her and imagine what it would be like to touch her.

I can’t because I lied to my parents. I don’t actually feel so bad because they don’t really care anyway.

I can because even though I’ve done all of the above, Jesus has promised that he will forgive me when I confess my sins.




Driving distracted like while texting or putting on makeup is dangerous. I had a hectic experience in Greece. A local Greek driver was drinking coffee at the same time as making phone calls and steering with her knees in crazy Greek traffic. Sjoe-Sjoe!

In life there are so many things that distract us. Not just the sin stuff but things that keep us busy and not focused on following Jesus wholeheartedly. “Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust” (Proverbs 4:25-27 Message).

Read Proverbs 4:25-27 here:



Read Proverbs 4:23 here –

How do you guard or protect something valuable?
What do you do with it?

The heart is the most important part of us- especially if we say Jesus lives in us!
We’re told to guard our hearts above all because from our hearts comes our lives.
Everything we think, say and do is affected by what is in our hearts. So we need to pay careful attention to what we let in.

Ask God to purify your heart and focus on Him so that what comes from your heart is pleasing to Him.



Read Proverbs 31:8-9 here

Speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves.
As a nurse I have to do this and advocate for my patients.

God’s heart is towards the weak, poor and needy. As God’s children we’re called to speak up for those who are poor, needy or disadvantaged in some way. This could be another kid at school who is bullied or excluded. It’s exciting that we get to join in God’s work, to show Him to be real through our words and actions.

Who can you speak up for today and this week?