MFM Daily Devotional 10 January 2024
TOPIC: Do Things Differently (II)
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
1 John 2:15
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the anointing to change your thinking, your life and your world, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 28, Genesis 29, Genesis 30, Matthew 28, Mark 1, Mark 2
MFM Daily Devotional 10 January 2024 MESSAGE
Yesterday, we stressed that looking inward and doing things differently are important for everyone who desires to have a great and fulfilling year. You were counselled to first identify the things that are keeping you from growing spiritually or in your relationship with God and prayerfully weed them out of your life. You were also advised to replace them with helpful and rewarding habits. Today, we shall continue this discourse.
Having looked at your spiritual life and made the necessary adjustments, you also need to examine other significant areas of your life that have not been producing the great results you desire: your career, marriage or relationship, finances, ministry, health and so on. Identify the reasons you are faltering and struggling in these areas and make the necessary adjustments with discipline and determination. Perhaps your career goals and aspirations have turned to a fleeting illusion and you see yourself as a failure.
Your present job is far from being lucrative and there has been no progress or promotion for years. Beloved, you need to look inward and do things differently. Decide to improve on the quality of your work and make your performance topnotch henceforth. Make more tangible and undeniable contributions to the achievement of the goals and visions of your organisation. Show more commitment and loyalty. Pray for supernatural favour always and God will do a new thing in your career.
In case you have been having challenges in your marriage and you need a turnaround. The key is to do things differently. The Bible says that a person who wants to have friends must be friendly. A successful and blissful marriage is built on the pillars of love and trust, forgiveness and communication.
You must love your spouse with unfeigned and unconditional love. Keep loving and praying for him or her. Love is patient and does not keep a record of wrongs. If you have not been praying together as husband and wife or a family, begin to do so now. Decide to forgive your spouse and give room for peace to reign in your home. Let the channel of communication between you be open for understanding and harmony.
Beloved, life does not get better by chance; it gets better by change. Do things differently and you will get great results!
1. I replace bad habits with good habits, in the name of Jesus.
2. I reject the spirit of error and failure, in the name of Jesus.
3. My Father, open my eyes and understanding to see what I ought to do to get better results, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, do something new and glorious in my career, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, do something new and glorious in my marriage, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, do something new and glorious in my ministry, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, as I do things differently this year, give me great testimonies in all areas of my life, in the name of Jesus.