OPEN HEAVENS FOR TEENS 5 NOVEMBER 2019 – BUILD ON YOUR STRENGTHS
MEMORISE: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Jude 1:20
READ: HEBREWS 12:12-13
12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Read – Open Heaven 5 November 2019
Before the Lord talked of the weakness of the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2:1-7, he listed their strengths. Everyone has their strengths as well as their weaknesses.
However, your strengths are not meant to make you proud, rather they should be pointers to where your purpose lies. Your strengths should be more than your weakness so that your weakness would not over power your strength.
Have you identified your strengths? One truth is that any strength not improved upon diminishes into a weakness. A young student came first in his exams and got commendations from his parents and teachers. This got into his heard so he did not study for the next examination, he failed woefully.
This is what happens when you don’t develop your strength, you slowly begin to lose it. Are you a good singer? Practice rather than skip rehearsals. Are you the best runner in your school? You can be the best runner in your state or country if you build on that strength.
When you build on your strength, you became celebrated, but when you relax, you become an ex-champion. Always give adequate time to nourish and develop your strength.
Start building on your strengths from today so that they won’t turn into weaknesses.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 40-42, Hebrews 2
1. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.
2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’re yeah meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.
3. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
And watching unto prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.
4. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.
AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.