OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS AND CHILDREN WEDNESDAY 30TH MAY 2018: ARE YOU DISTRACTED?

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS AND CHILDREN WEDNESDAY 30TH MAY 2018: ARE YOU DISTRACTED?

MEMORISE: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

Please read: Romans 12:2

MESSAGE:
Distractions, little as they may seem, are very dangerous. Sometimes distractions come from people around us, sometimes they come from the devil and sometimes we cause distractions for ourselves.
When you are reading your books, and your phone beeps to signal you that someone just commented on your Facebook post, then you pick up your phone to read the comment and for the next 30 minutes, you
are still on Facebook, then you have distracted your own self. Next time when you want to read, put your phone in silent or airplane mode, then you will not be distracted by it again.

Sometimes it is the devil that brings thoughts to your mind while you are praying, studying your Bible or even reading your books. He could just bring a thought to your mind and for the next thirty minutes, you
stop that important thing you are doing and concentrate on that thought. Next time when such thought come, say to the devil with determination; “get thee behind me Satan” and he will go.

Texting while walking on the road or driving is a distraction that can lead to an accident; chatting in the middle of a class is a distraction that can lead to failure. Don’t be distracted.

PRAYER POINT:
Lord Jesus Christ, keep my heart pure and free from distractions. Help me to be focused on my eternal destination.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 28-29
John 11:47-57

Hymn 16
1. Christian, seek not yet repose,
Hear thy gracious Savior say;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.

2. Principalities and power,
Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for the unguarded hours:
Watch and pray.

3. Gird the heavenly armor on,
Wear it ever night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.

4. Hear the victors who o’ercame,
Still they mark each warriors’s way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,
Watch and pray.

5. Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart His word:
Watch and pray.

6. Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.

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