TOPIC: Push Forward [Open Heaven for Teens 1 May 2023]
MEMORISE: Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:18
Also Read: Open Heaven 1 May 2023 – God Can Promote Anyone
READ: John 9:4
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
One blessing I received as a young boy was having a mother who pushed me hard. I remember she would send me on several errands and not tolerate any complaints. Whenever I returned from an errand, she would say, “Adejare, whenever you call one person, 200 will answer you.” This prayer was a motivating factor to do anything for my mom. To the glory of God, her prayers are being answered today.
Dear child, if your parents give you tasks, do them with joy. It is in your best interest to cooperate with them, especially if they are born again and Spirit-filled. However, if you don’t have this kind of home support, you have to push yourself forward. Even if you are from a wealthy home, the wealth must not end with your generation; it must increase and transcend to your children and generations after you. Therefore, you cannot be lazy: be hardworking. Set godly targets for Yourself, surpass them, and keep improving.
Father, please deliver me from any form of laziness, in Jesus ‘name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 7-9
HYMN 6: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way
I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining everyday;
Still praying as I onward bound
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table-land;
Where love, and joy, and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise, and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My constant aim is higher ground.
Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song, while climbing, shall resound
Lord, lead me on to higher ground.
Lord, lead me up the mountain side
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And, heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.