Topic: Guard Your Thoughts [Teens Open Heavens 26, May 2018]
Memorise: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23
Read: Mark 7:20-22 (KJV)
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Bible In One Year: 1 Chronicles 17-19, John 10:1-21
We are what we think. Thoughts are powerful. Our thoughts inform and influence our actions. This is why we must guard our thoughts. Some people just leave their minds to wander about. This is wrong. If you are not cautious of what you think about, the devil will take advantage to fill your mind with lots of evil. When a person keeps thinking evil thoughts, he will eventually start practicing evil deeds.
To guard our thoughts, we must be careful of what we allow into our minds. The music we listen to, the TV programs we watch, the social media handles we follow, the conversations we hold and the company we keep. These things are elements that fill our minds and translate to either positive or negative thoughts. How much Christian content do you consume? How many Christian social media handles do you follow? How often do you attend Christian fellowships? The things you put into your mind will translate into your thoughts, and these thoughts will translate into actions that will eventually lead you to your future. Watch what you feed your mind with.
Action Point: From today, be careful about the books you read, the movies you watch and the music you listen to because they will shape your personality.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
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 there’s 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.