Topic: Who Bells The Cat? [Teens Open Heavens 5, June 2018]
Memorise: I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. – 1 Corinthians 3:6
Read: Luke 8:1-3 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
Bible In One Year: 2 Chronicles 17-19, John 15
From the story of the Red Sea, we see that God can make way for you in unexpected quarters. The only possible way they thought they could cross that big sea was through a ship, a boat, or to swim through. They may have thought of a way of construction a bridge across it. The Israelites least expected a way through the sea. Their faiths were limited.
Even when the way was made in the middle of the sea, the Israelites remained where they were, they wanted someone to go in first to assure them that it was not a death trap. In other words, they wanted someone to bell the cat. God knew this was going to happen and so He prepared some leaders to go ahead of them. God is still in need of those who will bell the cat in worship and righteous living so that others can follow. Will you bell the cat for Christ?
Key Point: Leadership is not in words, but in actions. If you always want to be told to do something before you do it, your leadership abilities are in doubt.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.
2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’re ye meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.
3. Stand up! stand up for Jesus !
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
Each piece put on with prayer;
When duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.
4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.
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.