Topic: Volunteer [Open Heavens for Teens 24 July 2020]
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah. 2 Kings 3:11
Bible Reading: 2 Kings 3:11
11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
Bible Reading In One Year: Psalms 41-43, Acts 24:1-27
Volunteering is a very good way to learn. Instead of playing around during holidays and free time, volunteer to work in a place where you can learn skills that will be useful to you. Being very young, you have some free time on your hands, you can use this time to gain good experience in the field you want to work in the future. For example, if you want to be a pilot in future, volunteer to work at the airport during the holidays. Seeing the pilots daily and being close to them will not only inspire you to achieve your dreams, but also teach you some basic things that will take you ahead of your peers when you enroll in an aviation school. See volunteering as free practical education in your area of passion. You will gain more practical knowledge about that thing when you work with people who are already in that line of work.
You will also meet people who, when they see you as a young, intelligent and hardworking teenager, will be willing to help you achieve your dreams. By the time you are through with school, you will already have more knowledge than your peers or even have a job waiting for you.
Approach a company that you can volunteer to work for during the coming holidays.
Hymn: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.