MFM Daily Devotional 2 November 2023

TOPIC: Choose Your Friends Wisely

Let those that fear thee tum unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

Psalm 119:79

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: True friends are like diamonds-bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.

Henceforth, the Holy Spirit will continuously direct good friends into your life, in the name of Jesus.

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:12-16 
And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 8 – 9; 1 Corinthians 8 -9

MFM Daily Devotional 2 November 2023 MESSAGE

The Bible is replete with examples of bad friends who influenced the lives of people negatively. Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, succeeded his father. However, he had bad friends who contributed to his fall. Their bad advice sparked rebellion, leading to the loss of a greater part of Rehoboam’s kingdom.

Also, Amnon loss his life untimely because he had a bad friend called Jonacab. It was Jonadab’s bad advice that led Amnon to commit incense with his half-sister, Tamar. That mistake cost Amnon his life. Samson chose a wrong friend in Delilah; he lost his anointing and glorious ministry. Solomon befriended heathen women and they drew his heart away from God. The friendship between Ahab and Jehoshaphat almost cost the latter his life but for the grace of God. You must choose and walk with godly friends!

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As a believer, God wants you to choose your friends wisely. Our fire scripture for today reveals that before Jesus Christ took that all-important decision of choosing His disciples, He prayed all night. Your friends and close associates will have great influence on your life positively or negatively. So, you must choose them prayerfully and wisely.

What criteria should you use in choosing your friends? The first criterion is that the person should be born again and God-fearing. An ungodly friend can lead you to sin, idolatry and rebellion against God. Do not walk in the company of fools. The second one is that the person should share the same godly vision you have or be your purpose partner. Anyone who opposes and works against your God-given vision or divine purpose should not be made your friend.

The fulfilment of your destiny and your progress in life will be hindered by an envious, uncooperative and unsupportive friend. Another quality you should consider in choosing a friend is integrity and reliability. Anyone who is given to deception, and inconsistency and who cannot keep your secret will end up betraying you. A good friend will have the fear of God and live in absolute obedience to His word.

MFM Daily Devotional 2 November 2023 PRAYER POINTS

1. Thank You Lord for revealing this secret to me, in the name of Jesus.
2. Holy Spirit, come upon me mightily now, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every aura of darkness attracting the wrong people into my life, clear away by the wind of the Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus.

4. O Lord, encompass me with Your distinguishing fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every unfriendly friend programmed into my life through evil dreams, receive the arrow of confusion and depart now, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord my Father, give me the right friends, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, make me a good friend to my friends, in the name of Jesus.