Open Heavens devotional

(Open Heavens for Teens 27 February 2019)

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS

DATE: WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2019

THEME: NEVER BE IDLE

MEMORISE: The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh. Ecclesiastes 4:5

Read: 2 Samuel 11:1-2

1 IN THE spring, when kings go forth to battle, David sent Joab with his servants and all Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites

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and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

2O ne evening David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, when from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very lovely to behold.

MESSAGE:

There is a popular saying which goes thus; “the idle mind is the devil’s workshop”. This is very true. The idle time is the opportunity for the devil to bring all sorts of ideas that are dangerous to the spiritual well-being of any teenager. If you have a lot of idle time in your hands, then there is fire on the mountain. You should always keep yourself busy. The time spent on watching dirty videos on Instagram and Facebook is idle time. The time spent chatting unnecessarily with friends is idle time and if not immediately curbed, the devil will use it negatively against you.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS

Spend your time wisely. Read your books, attend seminars, go for church services, study your Bible, and engage in community service. Just ensure that the devil has no chance to bring bad thoughts into your mind.

People who grow to greatness spiritually and physically are not idle people. Even Jesus Christ said that He and His Father are always working. Your time is your life, what you use your time for is what you will eventually become, beware.

Open Heavens for teens 27 February 2019 ACTION POINT:

Don’t occupy yourself by watching Television or going through social media. Get involved with gainful things with your time.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Numbers 18-20
Mark 7:1-13

Hymn 8
1. Immortal, invisible, God only wise, 
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes 
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days, 
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

2. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, 
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

3. To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all; 
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.

4. Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light, 
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight; 
All laud we would render; o help us to see; 
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.

5. Immortal, invisible, God only wise, 
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes 
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days, 
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.