OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 MONDAY: LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 MEMORIZE: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 BIBLE READING DANIEL 1:1-8
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes;
Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 MESSAGE
In today’s Bible reading, Daniel and his colleagues outshone the other children from Judah and were chosen to be in the king’s service in Babylon.
God wants His children to shine as stars, and it’s the duty of parents to prepare children for the shining experience.
This is why I always thank God for my mother, who did a good job encouraging me to study even when other children were playing.
I am what I am today by the grace of God and her efforts.
Dear child, you can also shine through hard work. Don’t waste your time on frivolous things when there are more profitable things to do.
If you would shine, you must also strive to obtain your parents’ blessing (both biological and spiritual) by serving them and honouring them.
Daniel was diligent as a slave and eventually became a minister in Babylon (Daniel 1-2).
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 PRAYER POINT
Father, let my light shine in Jesus’ name.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 HYMN
HYMN 18 – WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD
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 nor a fear,
Not a sigh nor 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 nor a loss,
Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest 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 favour He shows
And 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.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 NOVEMBER 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JOHN 11-12
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE