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MFM Daily Devotional 16th January 2021 Today's Message - Navigating Through A Season Of Famine (I)

MFM Daily Devotional 16th January 2021 Today’s Message – Navigating Through A Season Of Famine (I)

You are reading MFM Daily Devotional for Today Saturday 16th January 2021; written by Pastor D.K Olukoya. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading.

TOPIC: NAVIGATING THROUGH A SEASON OF FAMINE (I)

Fire Scripture: Gen. 26:1-12

OUTLINE: MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL 16TH JANUARY 2021 TODAY’S MESSAGE

A season of famine is characterised by extreme shortage of food supply and other means of survival. It is a period of deprivation, hunger, dryness and discomfort. The Bible records that there was famine in the time of Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Elijah, and even Paul, in the New Testament. It also foretells us that in the last days, there will be famine. This is being fulfilled today. How can you navigate successfully through a season of famine?

Let us look into the Bible, our best resource, for right answers:
First, you must seek the face of the Lord and make God-directed decisions. The one who God shows the way will not miss the way. In the book of Ruth, a man named Elimelech took a decision without consulting God. There was famine in Judah (God’s land), Elimelech took his wife and two sons and went to Moab (a heathen nation).

The result was that Elimelech died and his two sons also died, one after the other. Naomi, Elimelech’s wife became a widow. So also did Orpah and Ruth, the wives of Mahlon and Chilon respectively. That singular decision cost an entire family great loss, grief and pain. On the other hand, in Genesis 26, there was famine and Isaac decided to go to Egypt, but God spoke to him, “Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the Gerar. I will bless you” (Genesis 26: 2).

Mercy and grace found Isaac. God spoke to him, gave him direction and saved him from making a mistake. Elimelech did not hear the word of the Lord. He just fell headlong into the pit of error. I pray that God will speak to you and guide you to make the right decisions in all seasons of life. With God-directed decision you will prosper even in the time of famine. Isaac reaped hundred fold, grew prosperous and became the envy of the Philistines, all because he was led by God in making crucial decisions in life.

As a believer, you are not supposed to act on impulse or lean on your own understanding. Rather, seek God’s face and help to enable you make the right decision. You have the Holy Spirit. Avoid the mistake Elimelech made. Truly, the Coronavirus pandemic has brought a season of famine upon the world, if you ask for God’s guidance and make the right decisions, you will prosper!

Memory Verse: Job 5:20 – In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

Motivational Quote: A wise man makes his own decision; an ignorant man follows public opinion.

Prophetic Word: Henceforth, your decisions, thoughts, speeches and actions shall be guided by the Lord, in the name of Jesus

HYMN: Have Faith In God

1. Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely,
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.

Chorus:
Have faith in God, He’s on His throne;
Have faith in God, He watcheth o’er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.

2. Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the Lord, trust His Word and be patient;
Have faith in God, He’ll answer yet.

3. Have faith in God in your pain and your sorrow,
His heart is touched with your grief and despair;
Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him,
And leave them there, oh, leave them there.

PRAYER POINTS:
MORNING:
1. Father, help me to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
2. Spirit of wisdom, counsel, knowledge and understanding, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, give me the grace to make the right decision that will bless me and my posterity, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING:
4. Famine and pestilence will not ruin me and my family, in the name of Jesus.
5. In the midst of famine, I shall prosper, in the name of Jesus.
6. I reject the spirit of error and wrong decision, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, as Isaac found favour with You and You stopped him from going down to Egypt, let Your favour locate me always, in the name of Jesus.

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MFM Daily Devotional 4th March 2021 Message – The Life of Prayer (II)

MFM Daily Devotional 4th March 2021 Thursday Message - The Life of Prayer (II)

MFM Daily Devotional 4th March 2021 Thursday Message – The Life of Prayer (II)

You are reading Today’s MFM Daily Devotional 4th March 2021 Thursday Message written by Pastor D. K. Olukoya to inspire and bless you. May the Lord bless and prosper you in Jesus name, Amen.

TODAY’S TOPIC: THE LIFE OF PRAYER (II)

Memory Verse: Acts 6:4- “But we will continue to devote ourselves steadfastly to prayer and the ministry of the Word.”
Motivational Quote: No one can do great things without great prayers.

Prophetic Word: The Lord will arise and make your captivities captives, in the name of Jesus.

Fire Scripture: Acts 6: 1 – 4
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists,[a] because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.

2 Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.

3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;

4 but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Today’s Outline: MFM Daily Devotional 4th March 2021 Thursday Message

Prayer is, for the most part, an untapped resource, an unexplored continent where untold treasure remains to be unearthed. Now, what is prayer? Prayer is the servicing of our relationship with our heavenly Father through the communication of our value and worship for Him as well as our thoughts and desires to Him. A renown Christian writer said that the great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.

Instead of prayer to be something we do everyday, like breathing, eating and walking and talking, it seems to have become like that little glass covered box on the wall that says, “Break in case of emergency.” It is true that so very often we associate prayer with crises in our lives. Paul was somebody who understood prayer and its power. Prayer was a part of his life, and admonished that it would be a part of the life of every Christian.

You cannot really be a good Christian and not pray, just like you cannot have a good marriage if you don’t talk to your wife. Prayer is the pipeline of communication between God and those who love Him. David was a man of great exploits in the Bible. He killed Goliath and took the reproach off Israel when the Philistines engaged Israel in a battle.

According to theologians, David fought sixty-six battles and lost none. Through the power of worship, he cast out the evil spirit that tormented King Saul. He was a king, prophet, psalmist, warrior, war general, etc. What was the secret of such great exploits? Prayer was.

Apart from being a worshipper, David also prayed in the morning, noon and night. As a result of such lifestyle of prayer, he conquered both the lion and the bear; he was able to carry food (baby goat) from the mouths of lions and they could do nothing. His secret was: “Three times a day,” no matter how tight the schedule is, I must pray. Morning, noon and evening I must go before God.” That was the secret of his exceptional life.

Beloved, prayer is the secret of great exploits. No one can do great things without great prayers. Pay the price to prevail with God at the place of prayer like David. Make prayer your daily habit and exercise; then you will experience great exploits in life.

HYMN: Spirit divine, attend our prayer

1. Spirit divine, attend our pray’r,
And make our heart Thy home;
Descend with all Thy gracious pow’r;
Come, Holy Spirit, come.

2. Come as the light! to us reveal
The truth we long to know;
Reveal the narrow path of right,
The way of duty show.

3. Come as the fire and purge our hearts
Like sacrificial flame,
Till our whole souls an off’ring be
In love’s redeeming name.

4. Come as the wind, O Breath of God!
O Pentecostal grace!
Come, make Thy great salvation known,
Wide as the human race.

PRAYER POINTS
MORNING
1. My stones of prayer, locate the head of my Goliath, in the name of Jesus
2. I shall not pray amiss, in the name of Jesus
3. Spirit of prevailing prayer, fall upon my life, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Arrow of prayerlessness, go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus
5. Birds of darkness assigned to eat up my prayers, be wasted, in the name of Jesus
6. My prayer altar shall not die, in the name of Jesus.
7. I refuse to be discouraged in the place of prayer, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 21 – 22

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