OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 MAY 2020 MONDAY: NO MORE EXCUSES
MEMORIZE: Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Proverbs 6:6
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 MAY 2020 BIBLE READING PROVERBS 6:6-8
6. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7. Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
8. Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 MAY 2020 MESSAGE
Today’s Bible reading hits us with some realities we cannot ignore. The instruction
Go to the ants provides several lessons for us.
First, it means that the head can learn from the tail. There is no one too young for you to learn from.
The only thing that can prevent anyone from learning from those under them is pride. People with this kind of attitude lose so much from people that could be of benefit to them.
Another lesson from this passage is that size should not affect your performance, your achievements or destiny.
The ants are one of the tiniest creatures on earth yet, they achieve whatever it is they put their mind to.
What is the limitation in your life?, Is that your excuse for non-performance?, It is not acceptable! Making excuses is a choice.
If anyone had reasons not to be outstanding, Paul did. His name meant little, but he
decided to accomplish great things and he did.
Beloved, you have no excuse for not being outstanding in your generation. Wake up, and do away with all your excuses.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 MAY 2020 KEY POINT
List possible excuses for nonperformance and counter them all with practical steps.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 MAY 2020 HYMN
I’M PRESSING ON THE UPWARD WAY
1. I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground”.
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith on heaven’s table-land;
Where love and joy and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
2. My heart has no desire to stay,
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these
abound, my constant aim is higher ground.
3. Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
4. I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song while climbing shall resound
Lord lead me on to higher ground.
5. Lord lead me up the mountain side,
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And Heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.
BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: 1 CHRONICLES 14:1-17 , 1 CHRONICLES 15:1-29, 1 CHRONICLES 16:1-43 , JOHN 9:24-41