Topic: Scheming God Out [Teens Open Heavens 4, June 2018]

Memorise: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:21

Read: Philippians 1:20-21 (KJV)

20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Bible In One Year: 2 Chronicles 13-16, John 14


The degree of your partnership with God will determine the level of Kingdom benefits you will enjoy. However, in every partnership, there is a senior and a junior partner. Psalm 91 calls God the Most High. If you enter into partnership with Him, He will do most of the work, leaving you with very little to do. In Joshua 10:10-14, in a battle against an alliance of five kings, the enemies were about to escape when God rained hailstones on them. More people died by these heavenly missiles than by Israel’s weapons of war.

If you are in partnership with God, after you have done your bit, He will do what you cannot do and more. What type of partnership are you in with God? Do you seek His face concerning a situation only after you have used your methods and they failed you? God never forces His placement in a partnership. You are free to decide His role in that partnership. Don’t scheme Him out.

Key Point: In divine-human partnership, God allows you to determine His placement and yours. He wants to know how wise you are.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’

Hymn 10:

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a Friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield You;
You wilt find a solace there.

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.