MFM Daily Devotional 16 November 2023
TOPIC: How to Overcome Distraction
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame. and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Don’t blame distraction, improve your focus.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the anointing to focus on the supernatural, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 36 – 37; Ephesian 1 – 2
MFM Daily Devotional 16 November 2023 MESSAGE
Today’s memory verse instructs us to look unto Jesus. When a believer takes his eyes away from the Lord, he begins to see everything around him that wants to distract him from his faith. The memory verse also points out all that Jesus Christ had to go through, but He never gave up because of the joy of the outcome of His earthly assignment. Looking unto Jesus will help us to scale every hurdle that may distract us from our divine purpose on earth. How then can you overcome distraction? The thing to do is to remember who you are.
You are a born again. You are born into the family of Christ and the seed of God is now in you. You must understand that you should no longer accommodate sin but hate it with perfect hatred. The life of Christ is in you. Secondly, know that you are a sojourner on earth. This earth is not your final destination. You are in the world but not of the world. Everything on earth is passing. Know that someday, you will stand before your Maker to be judged. You must not forget that your destination is heaven.
Thirdly, you must remember God’s word and keep its lamp burning in your heart. No matter how much God is in you, the enemy will keep coming to check. Never let the lamp go out. Keep memorizing scriptures and keep studying the living word.
In addition, you must watch and pray. When the Lord begins to reveal things to you in your dreams, or He begins to speak to you in ways you can understand, do not ignore it. Pray by revelation, and deal with the issue. The enemy may be planning a pit for you in that area. So always pray, it will keep you away from sin. Also, you must walk in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the soul of Christianity. Anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit has no part in Christ. Listen to Him at all times and consciously work at developing a healthy and consistent relationship with Him. Be consistent in observing your Quiet Time and always remember that you are more than a conqueror!
MFM Daily Devotional 16 November 2023 Prayer Points
1. O Lord, please bring me back to You from where I missed You, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, separate me from everything I am negatively entangled with, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, give me the life of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
4. Stronghold of darkness within me tying me down, I pull you down, in the name of Jesus.
5. Agents of darkness assigned to frustrate my faith, be frustrated, in the name of Jesus.
6. Every altar assigned to send me to hell, be destroyed by the anger of the LORD. in the name of Jesus.
7. O Lord, please help me, in the name of Jesus.