Open Heavens For TEENS: Sunday 1 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye – The Blessing Of Solitude I

Open Heavens For TEENS: Sunday 1 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - The Blessing Of Solitude I

Topic: The Blessing Of Solitude I [Sunday 1, October 2017]

Memorise: ” And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.” – Matthew 14:23

Read: Genesis 32:23-30

23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Bible In One Year: Zechariah 11-14. Hymn: Sing Hymn 1 – O Lord My God


One of the characteristics of the eagle is its lonely lifestyle. Its solitary lifestyle is worth imbibing because more of often than not, the crowd can be distracting. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in our memory verse for today demonstrated the need to withdraw and be alone with God periodically.

In our text for today, Jacob was facing a frightening situation and he needed to sort some things out with his Maker. So, he sent his family before him. There are many lessons to learn from this story; firstly, to be alone with God we mist separate ourselves from the crowd. Secondly, to be alone with God requires denying ourselves the luxury of family fellowship and affection. There is a mighty reward for solitary living: being alone with God pays a lot. As you choose to separate yourself unto the Lord and away from the world, I pray that the blessings of the Lord shall characterize your separated life in Jesus’ Name.

Action Point: Decide to dedicate some solitary time for prayer and have a meaningful fellowship with your Maker.

Open Heavens 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.

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