OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 15TH JANUARY 2020
THEME: FOR THE GRAM OR FOR GOD?
MEMORISE: For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
READ: Matthew 23:5-6
5. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6. And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
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When ypu always try to impress will show who you stand for. Are you for the gym or for God? Many teenagers these days are always doing things for the gram (instagram).
It is not a sin to post your pictures on instagram, but if that is all that consumes your mind, there is a problem.
If you spend more time checking how many likes and comments you have gotten than you spend talking to God everyday, there is also a problem.
If you would rather respond to people’s comments in a way that would excite whoever reads it instead of in God’s way, then you are living for the gram and not for God.
Our God is a jealous God. He does not like to share His place in your heart with anything or anyone.
When you wake up in the morning and go on instagram before you talk to Him, He is not happy. When you care more about what your followers want than what He wants you to post, He is not happy.
This attitude is not peculiar to instagram alone, but with twitter, snapchat, facebook and other social media platforms. You need to watch it so that these things will not replace God in your life.
Instead of social media and such other distractions, let Jesus be the center of your life from now on.
Be very honest with yourself, do you think more of instagram than you think of God in a day? If your answer is yes, then make amends.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Genesis 36-37 ; Matthew 12:1-21
1.Take my life and let it be
Consecrated Lord to thee
Take my moment and days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.
2.Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of thy love
Take my feet and them be
Swift and beautiful for thee
3.Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from thee.
4.Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.
5.Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
6.Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At They feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee
AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye