OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 8 FEBRUARY 2019 – WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF PRAISE
MEMORISE: I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1
Read: Philippians 4:8
8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
Many people are angry with God because they feel He did not show up for them when they needed Him. They forget that His ways are not our ways. Isaiah 45:9 says woe unto anyone that strife with his maker.
I laugh most times when I hear people give God ultimatums to do their bidding. First and foremost, he knows what is best for you and that is what you should be asking Him to do.
Secondly, if He doesn’t do what you want, what can you do? Will you charge Him to court? Who will rule against the King of kings?
In our memory verse for today, David said he will bless the Lord at ALL times. That is, whether in sorrow or happiness, plenty or lack, life or death, he will continue to bless the Lord.
He also said in Psalm 71:20 that even though he had been through many sorrows, He knew that God would raise him up again. This should be your attitude towards God, don’t think of God as someone who brought you pain, think of Him as the one who heals your broken heart. Click Here To Read – Open Heaven 8 February 2019
KEY POINT: You can’t fight the Maker of heaven and earth, praise Him instead.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1. Let us with a gladsome mind
Praise the Lord for He is kind:
For His mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.
2. God, with all-commanding might,
Filled the new-made world with light:
3. All things living He doth feed;
His full hand supplies their need:
4. Let us then with gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for He is kind:
AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.