Open Heaven For Teens 20 March 2024: You Are Being Pruned 1

Open Heaven For Teens 20 March 2024: You Are Being Pruned 1

TOPIC: You Are Being Pruned 1 [Open Heaven for Teens 20 March 2024]

MEMORISE: For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Hebrews 12:10

READ: Philippians 1:6

6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

MESSAGE

Many Christians when in trying periods, tell God, “Don’t you love me?” “Can’t you see what is going on in my life right now?” “God, you must really hate me,” et cetera. My dear child, God does not hate you; He is only pruning you.

One of the misconceptions many Christians have about pruning is that it is a form of punishment. No! It is not. John 15:1 says Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches. For the branches to bear fruits, they must be pruned. Being pruned could mean being denied of some things, such as the pleasure of sleep, food, partying, et cetera. It could require a higher level of consecration or more days of fasting. None of these is punishment. Even if you have been bearing fruits, God wants you to bear more. So, He will make you go through a process of pruning. which is for a greater good.

Just the same way you put in extra work to pass an examination, you must put in extra efforts to bear more fruits for the kingdom. Therefore, never see His pruning as punishment, for all things work together for the good of them who love God and are called according to His purpose.

PRAYER POINT:

God is not wicked; He has a purpose for everything

HYMN 9 – Deeper, Deeper In The Love Of Jesus

1.⁠ ⁠Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

CHORUS
O deeper yet I pray,
And higher ev’ry day,
And wiser, blessed, Lord,
In Thy precious, holy word.

2.⁠ ⁠Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus
And His perfect will.

3.⁠ ⁠Deeper, deeper! tho’ it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

4.⁠ ⁠Deeper, higher ev’ry day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqueror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 30:1-31:54 Luke 4:1-30

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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