Open Heaven Daily Devotional For Teens November 3, 2021 (Immediate Compliance)
Topic: Immediate Compliance
Memorise: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. – James 1:22
Read Ecclesiastes 5:4-6
4. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
God is looking for doers, not hearers. In my early years as a believer, I acted promptly on God’s word after every sermon. For instance, when we were told that worldly music would hinder our spiritual growth, my wife and I destroyed our record albums of popular Nigerian musicians like King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey and others.
Beloved, in this kingdom, we are like soldiers. Soldiers don’t argue, grumble or delay obeying orders. They make haste to obey orders from their superiors. This is what is expected of us as soldiers of Christ. Every Biblical message is an order that must be carried out without delay. If after hearing God’s word with conviction you failed to do it that same day, you will observe that by the following day, your commitment to do it would have reduced. If you don’t do it in a week, you may never do it.
Furthermore, if you want to satisfy the deepest longing of God, you must do exactly what He tells you to do the way He wants it and when He wants it.
Do you obey God’s word promptly?
Bible in One Year
Philemon 1:1-25 , Jeremiah 36:1-32 , Jeremiah 37:1-21
HYMN: When We Walk With The Lord
When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who
will trust and obey.
Trust and obey!
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear,
Not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while
we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss,
Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay,
For the favour He shows,
For the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
RCCG Open Heaven for Teens | 3 November 2021 Daily Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.