OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS TUESDAY 3RD APRIL 2018: GROWING IN GRACE
MEMORISE: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8
Please read: Ephesians 2:8-9
Grace is probably the most important ingredient of our Christian faith. It is through grace that a
Christian becomes born again. It is through grace that a Christian can resist temptation. It is
through grace that we can achieve our goals in life. And it is through grace that we can make it
Without God’s grace we can achieve
nothing because no matter how hard we work, we cannot work for everything we need. It is
therefore essential that we know how to get God’s grace and grow in that grace.
The Bible says that God gives grace to the humble and He resists the proud (James 4:6), this is a pointer to how we can get God’s grace.
It’s no wonder God also says that if His people can humble themselves and pray and seek His
face, He will hear their cry.
Humility is a
prerequisite for getting grace. To grow in grace
therefore, we must grow in humility.
God will only give you the ability to do the impossible if
He is sure that the great exploits will not make you feel as if you are now equal to Him
Father, please teach my heart to be humble.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 10-11
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.