Hearing God’s Voice [Open Heavens for Teens 20 July 2019]
Memorise: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” – John 10:27
Read: Psalms 32:8-9
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Bible In One Year: Psalm 31-33, Acts 21:15-40
In today’s world, everyone seems to be running after power, fame, money and other materials things.
It is very common, especially among you teenagers, that you brag about who has the best clothes, gadgets, and even boyfriend or girlfriend. You will gain nothing from all these, and if any comes from it, it will be negative.
Competition is good and if any one know me well, they will know that I like to compete in things that are beneficial to my future. When I was a teenager, I like to compete for the best in the class, the fastest in sports and the likes. It is these kinds of competitions that gave me many awards in the school. Which school will award you for having the best phone?
These days, I strife to be the one who pray and read the bible most, the one who obey God most. In trying to outshine everyone in these things, I have gained so much that I cannot count them all. I wish I started competing those things when I was a teenager, imagine how far I would have gone now.
Key Point: You have the opportunity to know Christ now, leave the ungainful things and start competing for the gainful ones.
Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye
1 When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for theres no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2 Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3 Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4 But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5 Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.