Topic: Television [Open Heavens for Teens 5 March 2019]
Memorise: “And that which fell among the thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.” – Luke 8:14
Read: Ephesians 5:15-16
15.So be very careful how you live. Do not live like people who aren’t wise. Live like people who are wise.
16.Make the most of every opportunity. The days are evil.
Bible In One Year: Numbers 34-36, Mark 10-32-52
When I was much younger, I went to visit my uncle in a period of the masquerade festival. One day, during my visit, the masquerades were dancing in front of my uncle’s house. The whole place was noisy with celebration as everyone came out to see the masquerades dance. My uncle noticed that I did not come out, so he came back in to check on me where I was reading my books, then he asked, “Dejare, won’t you come out to watch the show?” I did not know when I said “the one who will be watched cannot be distracted by watching others”.
One day, an interviewer asked the manufacturers of Rolls Royce car why they don’t advertise their cars on television and the manufacturers said that their customers don’t watch TV. This makes one thing clear, if you want to achieve your dreams, if you want to be great in life, you cannot afford to distract yourself by watching other people. How much time do you spend on Social Media? Are you the one always looking for celebrity gist all around? You need to stop that and focus on your books if you also want to be celebrated in the future.
Life is like a stadium, some people are spectators while others are players. Which are you?
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for theres no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
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.