OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL 2018: FORGIVENESS
MEMORISE: Forbearing one another, and
forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel
against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13
Please read: Matthew 6:14-15
Forgiveness is easier said than done, but this doesn’t mean that it cannot be done. As
Christians we are expected to forgive others no matter how painful whatever it is that was done to us.
To forgive involves removing any feelings of anger from your heart towards someone who did you wrong.
It also involves making conscious
decision to stop blaming such an individual for
whatever it is that he/she did wrong.
As a human being, there is no way you will not be offended in your interactions with fellow human beings. It is in the human nature to offend one another either knowingly or unknowingly. But it takes special grace from God to forgive and remove any
feelings of bitterness from your heart.
Have you been offended by a friend, a member of your family or even someone you consider to be an enemy? Pray to your Father in Heaven and ask Him to give you the grace to forgive that person.
Ask Him to remove any anger or
bitterness from your heart and replace it with His love. This is the only way you can truly forgive.
True forgiveness can only be done with the help of God.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 7-9
1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.
2. Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who died on the cross?
3. Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the word of salvation
To those who are dying in sin?
4. We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from known sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win