Open Heavens for Teens devotional

(Open Heavens For Teens 21 March 2019)

Open Heavens For Teens 21 March 2019 – LESSONS FROM DANIEL

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL 
FOR TEENS
DATE: THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2019
THEME: LESSONS FROM DANIEL

MEMORISE: For the, that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30

Read: Ecclesiastes 12:1
1 REMEMBER [earnestly] also your Creator

[that you are not your own, but His
property
now]

in the days of your youth, before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], I have no enjoyment in them–

Open Heavens For Teens 21 March 2019 Thursday MESSAGE:

According to many Bible scholars, Daniel was in his early teens when he was suddenly taken captive by a pagan land to serve a pagan king. Despite Daniel’s young age, he already had a strong relationship with God, and he ensured that nothing made him lose that relationship. 
As a Christian teenager, you have to determine never to compromise your standards no matter how great the pressure is.
Keeping a steady relationship with God was very important to Daniel; the Bible records that Daniel will kneel towards Jerusalem from His window and pray there times every single day.

Open Heavens For Teens 21 March 2019 Thursday Key Point

Though he was now in a pagan land, forced to work for a pagan king, he decided not to forget his God; he frequently prayed to Him and purposed never to wrong Him. It was this decision that eventually landed him in the lion’s den and even in the face of that, Daniel didn’t compromise his stand with God. 
You will come across many instances where you will be pressed between honouring God and doing what the rest of your friends are doing, when faced with such situations, choose to honour God.

KEY POINT:
Honouring God is equivalent to honouring yourself.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Joshua 4-6, Luke 2:1-24

Hymn 6
1. Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:

2. Under the shadow of your throne
Your saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is your arm alone,
And our defense is sure

3. Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received its frame,
From everlasting you are God,
To endless years the same.

4. A thousand ages in your sight
Are like an evening gone
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly forgotten, as a dream
Does at the opening day.

6. Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Still be our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home!

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