OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS TUESDAY 30TH APRIL 2019 – GOING THE EXTRA MILE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FOR TEENS TUESDAY 30TH APRIL 2019 – GOING THE EXTRA MILE

MEMORISE: And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.Galatians 6:9

Read: Matthew 25:1-12
1. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

MESSAGE:

A major milestone for excellence is that you must be ready to go the extra mile and pay the greatest price. To come out with excellent grades as a student, you must be prepared to do all that is required of you and then exceed it.

You may have to reduce watching television , going on social media and visits to friends. You may have to burn the midnight oil while others are sleeping. Your friends may call you names such as “bookworm” and point out to you that you are missing out on life, but goal of excellence should make you ignore them. Also Read – Open Heavens 30th April 2019

Their goals are not the same as yours, so don’t let them distract you.
To attain the greater level that God is taking you to, you must be willing to pay the price; your level of achievement will always be a function of the level of sacrifice you can make.

Sit down and think of what you want to achieve in life, write that down then map out what you will need to do to achieve it. Remember, if you want to be above your peers, you have to put in more effort than them.

PRAYER POINT:
Ask God for the grace to pay the price of excellence.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Samuel 23-24, Luke 22:31-53

Hymn 5
1. Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the Royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banners go!

Chorus
Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the Sign of triumph
Satan’s host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, praise and honour,
Unto Christ the King;
This, through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.

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