OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH 2018: DON’T BE DISCOURAGED
MEMORISE: Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as
the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee;fear not, neither be discouraged. Deuteronomy 1:21
Please read: 1 Samuel 30:6, 18-20
Many years ago I felt very discouraged, I looked around and asked myself “what am I doing here?
Why did I leave my lecturing job to be the General Overseer of these people that don’t even appreciate or care about me?”
That day, I was so
discouraged that I decided to resign as General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of
God. I later took a nap and by the time I woke up, a little girl came to me with a cake and said God told her to give me the cake. I was
overwhelmed with surprise. I accepted the cake and even though I don’t really eat cake, I ate this
one. While I was eating, God said “I thought you said no one cared”.
My child, everything around you might seem discouraging, but God cares. He loves you and all you need to do is lean on Him in prayer when
you feel discouraged.
Discouragement is one of the devil’s favourite tools to make a person lose
what God has in store for him. When you feel discouraged, it means there is something glorious coming and the devil wants to steal it from you.
See how much God has blessed me
now as General Overseer of RCCG, the devil’s plan was to make me resign and lose all these
Express yourself to God and He will comfort you.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:Joshua 21-22
1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire !
3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!