Topic: Look Unto God [Open Heavens for Teens 12 March 2019]
Memorise: “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” – John 15:5
Read: Hebrews 12:2
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 17-19, Mark 14:1-25
As teenagers, there are many things lined up for you to do; you are required to do exceptionally well in school, you are required to do house chores, to behave respectfully to elders and to act responsibly at all times. All these are aides planning your future and working towards having a successful life.
Life is a serious journey, and it is only those who know God’s plan and follow through such plans that will make it. Nothing happens by chance, you can only reap what you sow; making the right decisions and taking practical steps to achieve them will give you the future that you desire.
However, there is something more important than any of those things listed above. John 15:5 clearly states that without God, you can do nothing. For all your plans and efforts to produce the desired results, you have to recognize God as your source of success, without whom you are totally useless.
Prayer Point:Father, I proclaim that you are my source. Please help me to always look to you for all my plans in Jesus’ name.
- My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
- May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm and changeless be,
A living fire!
- While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
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.