MFM Daily Devotional 19 March 2023
TOPIC: Make Jesus Christ Your Lord and Saviour
Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Motivational Quote: Don’t advance only in age but advance also in spirit.
Prophetic word for today:
You shall grow and blossom in the Lord, in the name of Jesus
Fire Scripture: John 6:48-58
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 21; Ruth 1 – 2; Hebrews 1 – 2.
MFM Daily Devotional 19 March 2023 MESSAGE
Beloved, we are going to look at steps that every believer must take in order to grow spiritually. It is often said that first things first. Before anyone can talk about growing spiritually, he or she must first of all surrender his or her life to Jesus Christ. A Christian cannot experience genuine new birth without first making the Lord Jesus Christ his or her personal Lord and Saviour. If you do not make the choice of following Christ and putting Him first in all that you do, you will never be able to grow spiritually. So, new birth is a must for anyone who desires to know God.
Romans 10:9-10 says. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. The conviction must be strong for you to remain steadfast. If your mind is not made up, your decision to follow the Lord will not be firm. Consequently, your spiritual growth will be impeded. You must really be determined to make a complete turnaround from the world to the Lord.
You must learn to abide in Him, and dwell in His presence every day, thereby growing deeper in Him as you seek to know Him more. In John 15:4-5, Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” When you turn your life over to the Lord, He takes over and becomes the Commander in Chief, who must be obeyed. Are you born again? That way, your new life begins and as you continue to seek Him, you keep growing in the Lord. Have you backslided or gone cold? Jesus is ever willing with open arms to receive you back into His fold.
MFM Daily Devotional 19 March 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord Jesus Christ, draw me closer to Yourself, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, deliver me from worldly distractions, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, make me a good example of a believer in Christ, in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, make me a kingdom builder, in the name of Jesus.
5. Powers of my father’s house opposed to my spiritual growth, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. My Father, subdue and disgrace my oppressors, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every obstacle to my spiritual advancement, die, in the name of Jesus.