Topic: Release Your Best [Teens Open Heavens 5, July 2018]
Memorise: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the Word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. – Zechariah 4:6
Read: Zechariah 4:5-7 (KJV)
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Bible In One Year: Job 31-32, Acts 13:1-23
If you learn to play your part so well in any partnership that involves God, God will also play His part. How He does His part depends on how you do yours. It will also be determined by His mercy; but one thing is sure: the day that He says it is no longer by your power but by His Spirit, you should jubilate because from that time, you will make effortless progress. Many believers do not get to experience such progress because they have not done what they should do for the Kingdom.
You have to give your best to God at all times. As long as you reserve the best, God reserves His too. Remember God will use the same container you gave with to return your harvest. Do you truly want to move to the era of effortless progress? Then give God your best effort, gift, prayer, worship, thanksgiving, and give it to Him today. It is a choice only you can make.
Key Point: Some have not given their best because they have not taken their time to determine what their best is.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
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.