June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Jun 20, 2007

What a Girl Needs

Part one A girl needs: A relationship with Jesus Christ

What exactly does a girl need? If you watch the television or read the latest magazines you'd probably come to the conclusion that a girl needs lots of money to buy the latest fashions. Maybe, you'd decide that a girl needs jewelry, nails done etc. You'd probably also think that a girl needs to be surrounded by lots of friends and that a girl needs to be able to make her own decisions and do her own thing. Furthermore, you'd probably think that a girl needed a guy...

I'm not going to go as far as to say that a girl doesn't need these things but I don’t think they should be the most important items on a girl’s agenda.

First and foremost I think that a girl needs to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The word of God says in Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (NIV) Having a relationship with Jesus Christ simply means inviting him to forgive you of your sins, come into your heart and be Lord of your life. Accepting him creates in you a desire to change to become a better person.

I remember the proudest moment of my life when I accepted Christ as a teenager was when my mother told me a few weeks later, "Bernie I know you got saved, I can see a change in you. According to her, there was a change from my sometimes, surly attitude especially when I was called upon to chores *blushing*.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t suddenly become the perfect teenager (my siblings can attest to this). I still made mistakes but I knew that in Christ I’d always find forgiveness. Seventeen years later Christ is still the number one man in my life. He guides my decisions and because of him I make much less mistakes than I would have trying to navigate life on my own (If I'd only listen to him more I'd make even less mistakes).

So while I do agree that there are many things a girl needs, as you can tell, I firmly believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is key. The strange thing is when you truly have a relationship with him some of the things that you may think that a girl’s just gotta have may no longer seem so important.

Be on the lookout for the next issue of GT, for part two in this series.

Part 2 A girl needs: Parental Guidance

Girl Talk Magazine
June/August 2007

1 comment:

eph2810 said...

I so agree with you. It seems if you have our priorities straight and a solid foundation in Him, all other things fall into place.

Thank you so much for speaking the truth.

Be blessed today and always.

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