Topic: Renaming Situations
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. – Genesis 2:19
Romans 4:17 – (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Open Heaven For Teens 5 November 2021 Message
Today’s Bible reading expatiates Abraham’s story. Though he was childless for many years, God renamed him a father of many nations. This revelation gave Abraham a new mind-set that eventually birthed his miracle. It is not what people call you that matters but what you answer to. The Bible says that God calls those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). He sees glory in every situation irrespective of your reality. The next time someone insults your looks, don’t be sad, rename the situation. Just tell them, you’re the apple of God’s eye.
The name a thing or event is called is important not only to men but also to God. God was keen on what Adam would call each animal because it would provide a means of identification, distinct destiny as well as chart for them a mode of conduct or behavioural pattern. So, if you fail an exam, don’t call yourself a failure. Rather, say, I just discovered that I have to put in extra efforts in order to succeed.
This attitude will gear you towards doing better and not getting depressed. As you grow in your relationship with God, you can speak forth changes in your life and situations and see them come to pass.
Spend 15 minutes to prophesy into your life right now.
Bible in One Year
Jeremiah 40:1-16 , Jeremiah 41:1-18 , Jeremiah 42:1-22 , Hebrews 2:1-18
HYMN: Higher Ground
1. I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground”.
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith on heaven’s table-land;
Where love and joy and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
2. My heart has no desire to stay,
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My constant aim is higher ground.
3. Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
4. I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song while climbing shall resound
Lord lead me on to higher ground.
5. Lord lead me up the mountain side,
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.
Open Heavens For Teens 5th 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.