Topic: Good Problems [Teens Open Heavens 23, May 2018]
Memorise: And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke. Luke 5:6
Read 2 Chronicles 20:20-25 (KJV)
20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
Bible In One Year: 1 Chronicles 8-10, John 8:37-59
There are good and bad problems. If a church becomes too small to take the congregation, that is a good problem. This is the type of problem God says we will experience when we are faithful in tithing (Matthew 3:10). When God’s blessing on you has not posed fresh challenges, it means you are yet to experience a thorough breakthrough.
In Luke 5:1-7, Peter who could not catch a single fish got a boat sinking catch. The catch was so much that the net began to break, and two ships were filled and began to sink. God can enlarge your brain capacity that you will begin to be sought after by other students who would like you to see them through their own academic difficulties. Be faithful to God and seek His face in all situation, and you will receive your own good problem.
Prayer Point: Lord, like Peter and the sons of the prophets, let me experience good problems from today.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
1. Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:
2. Under the shadow of your throne
Your saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is your arm alone,
And our defense is sure
3. Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received its frame,
From everlasting you are God,
To endless years the same.
4. A thousand ages in your sight
Are like an evening gone
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
6. Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Still be our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home!
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.