Topic: Rest [Open Heavens for Teens 19 December 2018]
Memorise: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2
Read: Mark 6:31 (KJV)
Bible In One Year: Micah 1-3, Revelation 10
OUR God is the creator of the Heaven and the earth. He created the world in six days and on the seventh day, He rested. This implies that for six days, our Father worked tirelessly, but on the seventh day, He saw the need to rest. If God saw the need to rest, then rest can’t be over emphasized to men.
As a teen, you may have so many things on your plate all at the same time; school work, sports, extracurricular activities, church, house chores, and so on. As a teen you still have enough physical power to deal with these things well, but you must never neglect the wellbeing of your body; you must always take out time to rest once in a while. Note, the Bible says that God rested after He had finished with creation. Never use the need to rest as an excuse to be lazy. Make sure you don’t rest at the wrong time.
Key Point: Resting at the wrong time will amount to failure
- 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 theres no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.