Open Heaven For Teens Monday 30 August 2021 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

TOPIC: Share Your Meal

MEMORISE: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2

READ: John 6:8-13

8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 142-144


One story that kept me going as a younger Christian was about Christians who were locked up in prison and persecuted for their faith. They were fed with two slices of bread daily. Amongst the prisoners were an elderly man and a young boy. Each time the young boy got his ration, he was so hungry that it was never enough. However, whenever the elderly man got his, he broke one slice into two and gave half to the boy.

The little boy in today’s Bible reading could have saved his lunch for the next day or better still, given it to Jesus to gain recognition and also take a selfie with Jesus because He was the most influential guy in town then, but he didn’t do that. Andrew the disciple, must have explained why his lunch was needed and he willingly let it go to feed thousands of people. My dear, God will bring some teenagers your way so you can share your things with them; don’t just pray with them, share your food with them. Understand that God blesses you so that you can be a blessing to others.

ACTION POINT: Think of someone in need today and meet that need.

HYMN: All To Jesus I Surrender

All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live

I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow;
Worldly pleasures all forsaken,
Take me, Jesus, take me now.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame;
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His name!