Open Heaven For Teens 8 July 2022: Better Than Before

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TOPIC: Better Than Before [Open Heaven for Teens 8 July 2022]

MEMORISE: Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17

Also Read: Open Heaven 8 July 2022 – Top Up Your Fuel Tank

READ: Mark 6:41-45

  1. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
  2. And they did all eat, and were filled.
  3. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
  4. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
  5. And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 15:1-41, Job 38-39


In todays Bible reading, after everyone was done eating, the disciples picked up every piece left over and cleaned up the whole area. Thereafter, they took the 12 baskets of leftover fragments away, before they got on a ship to Bethsaida. They had another city to go, yet they cleaned up first. This is an attitude every child of God must imbibe.

It’s necessary to clean up after using a place so as to make it conducive for the next person. For instance, if you use the restroom, kitchen, workroom et cetera, it is wrong to leave it in bad shape. Some people will use a restroom and not flush even when there is water in the tank. This is very wrong!Cleanliness endears people to you while dirtiness repels them from you. If you claim to be saved and anointed and you practice poor hygiene, your salvation is questionable. When the Israelites were in the wilderness, God told them to designate a place outside the camp where they could relieve themselves (Deuteronomy 23:12 ) because He knew He would visit them often. Our God is holy and won’t behold dirtiness.


Do a thorough cleaning of your room this weekend.

HYMN: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way

  1. I’m pressing on the upward way,
    New heights I’m gaining every day;
    Still praying as I onward bound,
    “Lord, plant my feet on higher

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith on heaven’s table-land;
Where love and joy and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

  1. My heart has no desire to stay,
    Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
    Though some may dwell where
    these abound,
    My constant aim is higher ground.
  2. Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
    To rest beneath unclouded skies,
    Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
    By those who dwell on higher ground.
  3. I long to scale the utmost height,
    Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
    My song while climbing shall resound
    Lord lead me on to higher ground.
  4. Lord lead me up the mountain side,
    I dare not climb without my Guide;
    And heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
    With grateful heart from higher ground.

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.