Open Heaven For Teens 16 March 2024: What Is Your Focus?

Open Heaven For Teens 16 March 2024: What Is Your Focus?

TOPIC: What Is Your Focus? [Open Heaven for Teens 16 March 2024]

MEMORISE: Set your affections on things above, not on things on earth. Colossians 3:2

READ: Colossians 3:1-4

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.


I was a Mathematics lecturer before I went into full-time ministry, and I know that in every class I taught, while there may have been many students, not everyone’s focus was on understanding what I was teaching. Some students’ focus was on the lecturer’s clothes, some on his spoken English and accent, some on impressing other students, et cetera.

The same applies to the Kingdom of God. The only thing some people care about is what they can get from God. Sadly, those kinds of people will lose the most important things in pursuit of material things. Many call themselves Christians, but only a few have the right focus. Matthew 6:33 says: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Beloved, I am a living testimony of the Bible verse above. I set my focus on the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and now I cannot count how many of the other things that I have. Therefore, I implore you to focus on pleasing God. Stop chasing shadows; instead, pursue the substance.


What is your focus as a Christian?

HYMN 21: Nearer, My God To Thee

1.⁠ ⁠Nearer, my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee;
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

2.⁠ ⁠Though, like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee

3.⁠ ⁠There let the way appear
Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou send’st to me
In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee

4.⁠ ⁠Then with my waking thoughts
Bright with thy praise,
Out of my stony grief
Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God to thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

5.⁠ ⁠Or if on joyful wing
Cleaving thy sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upwards I fly
Still all my songs shall be,
Nearer my God to thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 24:1-25:18 Luke 2:1-35

Daily Devotional for Teen’s 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.

Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus’ name Amen.

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