OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 1 FEBRUARY 2019 – WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE
MEMORISE: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17
Read: Philippians 4:8
8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
Your mind is the seat of decision. What your mind spends time thinking on will influence the decisions that you will make. This is why it is important that you only think on the things advised in Philippians 4:8
A thing is true when it is correct in every form. The opposite of ‘truth’ is ‘lie’ and the devil is the father of all liars (John 8:44). Everything the devil says is lies and these lies are posed to rob us of the things the Word of God promises.
From our Bible reading today, we see that the Word of God is the truth and John 1:14 says that Jesus is the Word. This therefore means that we must always think on the Word of God. Anything outside the Word of God is a lie and you must not allow it dwell in your mind.
The truth says that you will be head and not be the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). So never believe that you are a failure. The truth says that God is with you always (Matthew 28:20), so never believe that you are going through anything alone. The truth says that no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17), so never believe that anyone can harm you.
Read your Bible regularly so that you can know the truth, then think on the truth that you know. Read – Open Heaven 1 February 2019
When the devil whispers lies into your ears, reply with the Word of God which is the truth.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Exodus 27-28 and Matthew 20:23-46
1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.