Topic: Not Your Power [Teens Open Heavens 28, May 2018]
Memorise: For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:13
Read: Isaiah 41:8-14 (KJV)
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Bible In One Year: 1 Chronicles 23-25, John 11:1-17
It is a dangerous thing to trust in great men, wealthy men or even leaders because they can disappoint you any time their strength, wisdom, resources or morals fail them. It is even more dangerous to trust in self. You may be brilliant, but academic success comes from God. You may have lots of things to make you happy, but joy comes from God. You may have diverse security devices, but safety is a product that only Heaven can deliver to you.
Wherever you are today, it is not by your power, wisdom or making; it is absolutely God’s doing. Realizing your progress is not entirely your making should bring you great joy, because the God working behind the scenes to get you where you should be will ensure that you reach your destination. Appreciate God for all that He is doing through you. It is not you, but Him.
Key Point: The one who is truly secure and successful is the one that totally depends on God.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire !
3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!
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.