A Devotional for Your Graduates

Below is a brief devotional you can use for your senior night or graduate celebration.  Feel free to use it all, some, or the idea to help bless your graduates and their families…

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Priorities.  Now that you will either enter the work force, or have already…or you will go to college.  Your life may get a little more busy, more difficult in some areas, but you will also have more freedom in your choices.  I want to encourage you to keep God your #1 priority.

Matthew 6:33 says “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

  • This verse should be a filter for everything you do, say, buy, drive to, hang out with, date, marry, live…the list goes on.
  • Ask the questions – will this decision help build God’s kingdom and keep me doing the right things for God’s glory.

Please – keep God and His church at the top of your priority list.  There will be times after a late Saturday night that you would rather attend Bedside Baptist with Pastor Pillow and Deacon Sheets.  That’s when your priorities will show up.  It’s those weeks when you have 3 exams but you still take time to spend in God’s Word and prayer.  It’s when you are super busy that you still listen to a friend in class about their issues so you can give them the solution to their problems – the Gospel.

Priorities – I know it’s cliché and it will be written on many of your graduation cards – keep God 1st.  But there is a reason something is a cliché – because oftentimes it’s true, it needs repeated, and you need to hear it.

So in 10 years, when you have careers, families, and that white picket fence – I want you to keep asking yourself – is God my #1 priority…and in 2026, I pray He still is.

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