Topic: Build On Your Strengths [Open Heavens for Teens 4 December 2018]

Memorise: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Jude 20

Read: Hebrews 12:12-13 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Daniel 3-4, 1 John 3


Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. However, our strengths are not meant to elicit pride in us, just as we should not celebrate our weaknesses. Some believers will often make statements like; “You know when I get angry nobody can stop me.” Or “For fear of encountering me in rage, people tread very softly with me.” Statements like these celebrate weaknesses. People who make such statements obviously don’t see their weaknesses as habits that they should do away with.

On the other hand, most of us have not identified our strengths. The simple truth is that any strength not built up diminishes into weakness. It is the strength that you have identified that you can constantly build on, and it is that strength that you constantly build on that will not retrogress into weakness. To secure your strength, identify it. Constantly build on it and avoid anything that can diminish it.

Key Point: The strengths of many have sadly been eroded due to neglect. Do not neglect your strengths.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 6:

1. Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:

2. Under the shadow of your throne
Your saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is your arm alone,
And our defense is sure

3. Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received its frame,
From everlasting you are God,
To endless years the same.

4. A thousand ages in your sight
Are like an evening gone
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly forgotten, as a dream
Does at the opening day.

6. Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Still be our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home!

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.