Topic: What’s In Your Heart [Open Heavens for Teens 28 October 2019]
Memorise: “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” – Psalms 42:1
Read: 1 Samuel 16:6-13
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’S anointed is before him.
7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
Bible In One Year: Jeremiah 23-24, 2 Timothy 2
It is important that your heart is fixed on God. Whatever your heart is fixed on is what it will yearn for, and what you yearn for is what you will eventually become. Also, it is what your heart is fixed on that determines what you say as the bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. As a Christian, your words are supposed to be seasoned with salt, but that won’t happen if you fix your heart on something other than God. No matter, how popular a dirty slang becomes in your school, you should never join the multitude of to utter it because your conversation should be pure and seasoned with salt.
What is in your heart? What is your heart fixed on? Is your heart fixed on the tending fashion? Is it fixed on getting attention of that boy/girl in your school? Is it fixed on dressing well and owning expensive things so that your mates will see you as a wealthy person? All these things will eventually get you into trouble one way or the other. Fix your heart on God alone.
Oh Lord, come into my heart
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 there’s 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.