MFM Daily Devotional 11 April 2023
TOPIC: Model Parenting
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the wisdom and grace for a successful parenting, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Colossians 3:20-25, 1 John 4:16-18
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 10-12; Revelations 13-14
MFM Daily Devotional 11 April 2023 MESSAGE
What are your fears about parenting? God the Father, as creator and Lord of all things, fears nothing because He is greater than everything.
Jesus was a faithful and loyal Son to his Father. Therefore, He had no fear. He was never driven or overcome by fear when he was with His disciples. His life, while parenting on earth, was short and was so powerful. Unlike us, Jesus was never driven or overcome by fear. He was driven only by His Father’s will, but he constantly had to comfort and reassure His disciples against fear.
Another major reason Jesus came on earth was to parent us by teaching us how to think and act like our heavenly Father. Apostle Paul followed the same example when he was with Timothy, his son in the faith. In 2 Timothy 1:7, he said, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” God is not a God of fear. As His children, we should not be children of fear. We should raise our children to be free of fear. But our goal as parents is to reproduce children who will be like us and ultimately like God, our original parent. Also, our primary task is to train our children in the way of the Lord.
Our Fire Scripture says. “God is love.” God wants His children to bear His likeness. When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and personal Saviour, we received the Spirit of God which is love. The same love that characterizes Him characterizes us.
The question is what difference would it make if you could live without fear? What difference would it make in your children’s life if they do the same too?
MFM Daily Devotional 11 April 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. I envelop my children with divine covering, in the name of Jesus.
2. I insure the lives of my children with the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, shield my children against every evil attack, in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, let all my children be taught of the Lord, in the name of Jesus.
5. My children shall not become vagabonds, in the name of Jesus.
6. I hide the lives of my children in the strong tower, in the name of Jesus.
7. Begin to thank God for answered prayers.