Topic — Fruit of the Spirit; Goodness [Open Heavens for Teens 15 December 2018]

Memorise: As we have therefore the opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10

Read: Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Amos 4-6, Revelation 6


Goodness is the essence of God’s nature. God is the only one that is filled with true goodness and hands it out to everyone, even people who are not in alignment with His will. Men on the other hand are naturally bad. Because of our sinful nature, it is simply impossible to exhibit true, undiluted goodness to everyone around us just for the sake of it and not for what we will get in return. Our natural urge is to defy God with sins and override fellow men into getting our own way.

However, there is good news for us! The Holy Spirit was sent to eradicate the wickedness in our flesh and replace it with goodness! Now it is very possible for a sinful man to do good and be truly goo through the help of the Holy spirit. Being good entails knowing the right thing to do and then doing it. It means exhibiting the love of God to fellow men. It means being fair, considerate and gracious to everyone at all times. And this can be possible only by relying solely on the Holy Spirit and obeying Him completely.

Prayer Point: Sweet Holy Spirit, please fill my heart with goodness.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 13:

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is the love of God flowing through you?
    Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
    Are you ready His service to do?

Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Are you burdened for those that are lost?
    Have you urged upon those who are straying
    The Savior who does on the cross
  2. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is it a daily telling for Him?
    Have you spoken the word of salvation?
    To those who are dying in sin?
  3. We cannot be channels of blessing
    If our lives are not free from sin;
    We will barriers be and a hindrance
    To those we are trying to win.

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.