Memorise: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Philippians 3:13
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Bible In One Year: 2 Samuel 19-20; Luke 21:20-38
Comfort is good, it can deter future achievements. It does not matter how rich or comfortable your parents may be, you need to detach yourself from comfort once in a while. Your parents had to go through tough conditions to achieve the success that they have achieved, you need to also build yourself to tough enough to achieve your own success.
Old as I am, I still put myself in uncomfortable situations occasionally, just so that I can achieve more success. Sometimes, when I am feeling too comfortable to pray, I walk up and down the staircase praying. Sometimes, I sleep in uncomfortable places, I do these because I know that the moment that I start feeling too comfortable, I will no longer have the drive to keep pushing for success. I implore you my child to endure some hardness. Wake up in the middle of the night to study. If you are not going far, walk instead of going in a car. Tell the house help to take a break and do some of her chores. Don’t allow yourself to get too comfortable, it can be very dangerous for your future.
Comfort is good, but must be enjoyed with care.
1.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.
2.Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3.Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4.But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5.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.
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.