Topic: Faith Elasticity [Teens Open Heavens 14, June 2018]
Memorise: And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad to drink. Genesis 21:19
Read: Genesis 21:14-19 (KJV)
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Bible In One Year: Ezra 6-8, John 21
Some people are blind to the things that will destroy them, Others are blind to good things coming their way, while others cannot see the opportunities around them. It is also possible to be blind to one’s miracle or help. When Hagar exhausted the water in her water bottle, she was scared. With no hope of getting water in the wilderness, she thought their appointment with death had come. She was so preoccupied with negative thoughts that she could not the well right beside her. It took God 5o open her eyes to see the well.
In every wilderness journey, there is always a well of provision. Just as Hagar could not exhaust the water in the well with her water bottle, so does the well in your wilderness contain more than you need to sustain you in that journey. But until you look up to God in faith, you may not see the well beside you. Look u to God and He will see you through whatever tough situation you are going through.
Prayer Point: Father, give me grace to stand each time my faith is stretched
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire !
3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!
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.