OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS MONDAY 23TH APRIL 2018: CONFESSION AND HEALING
MEMORISE: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. John
Please read: Mark 2:1-12
During a trial of faith, God wants to know how elastic your faith is. And so He brings about
some situations that will take your faith beyond
certain limits: sometimes, even to a breaking point. To remain intact, keep your faith in the
Lord and always remember that His grace is sufficient for you.
However, there are many sufferings and hardships that come about as a result of a hidden sin or yet to be confessed sin.
When you sin and hide it, you are only killing yourself inside little by little. The Bible says that any man who hides his sin will not prosper. There are many things you may have been praying for with no
results all because you have refused to repent from that one hidden sin you have been indulging in.
Never attempt to hide any sin from God; it is foolishness to hide a thing from the God who is
everywhere at all times.
Hiding things from God will disconnect you from Him. And the worst thing that can happen to any believer is to be
disconnected from God.
Confess any hidden sin to God and ask Him for the grace to live above that sin.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Samuel 7-9
1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.