Topic: Weaknesses and Strengths [Teens Open Heaven 9, August 2018]

Memorise: But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:9-11 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Psalm 85-87, Romans 9

MESSAGE:

Every human being have their strengths and weaknesses. Your strengths or area of endowment should remind you that you are a beneficiary of divine grace and as a result, you should not think that you are better, wiser or stronger than your neighbor who does not have the same gifts. When you ascribe glory to God for your strengths, He will sustain them. In the same way, your weaknesses should point you back to God. Your frailties, shortcomings and weaknesses remind you of the limitations of the flesh which should lead you to God, the only One who is unlimited.

As a Christian teenager, you must recognize your strengths. God has specially endowed you in certain areas for a purpose. In order to optimize your strengths, there is a need to find out their purpose and set out to achieve them. Learn more about your strengths and seek to improve them constantly. On the other hand, in areas of you weakness, the challenge is to prayerfully turn them into strengths. With God’s help, this is possible. Your weaknesses can become your virtues.

Action Point: Ask God to turn your weaknesses into 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.