MFM Daily Devotional 7 October 2023
TOPIC: When You Have Faith (II)
By faith, Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Without faith, a man can do nothing; with faith, all things are possible.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
Receive the gift of faith, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:5-13
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 13 – 14; John 21; Acts 1.
MFM Daily Devotional 7 October 2023 MESSAGE
Yesterday, we began to examine the wonderful things you will enjoy (as a believer) when you have faith in God. We shall conclude that discourse today.
(3) You will not fret or be anxious. The Bible says that he that believes will not make haste (Isaiah 28:16). Courageous trust in God made Elijah to be unafraid as he confronted the Prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Unwavering faith in God enabled Moses to be still and God parted the Red Sea through him. Faith is the lifebuoy that will keep you from sinking in the days of adversity. It makes you to smile in precarious situations because you know that God is in control of your life.
(4) You will trust, obey and put your faith into action. You will also ensure that your deeds and words will show your faith in God. Peter saw Jesus walk on water and asked the Master to bid him to come. Jesus did and as he fixed his gaze on Jesus, he walked towards Him on water too! There are some instances of Bible characters in Jesus’ days who trusted, obeyed Him and put their faith in action. In Matthew 8:5-8, 13, the centurion believed Jesus’ word, returned home and his servant was healed in the same hour. Similarly, the Syrophenician woman believed Jesus, went to her home and found her daughter well (Mark 7:25-30).
(5) Your declaration of faith will be followed by victorious action. In Judges 7:15-22, the Bible presents this interesting account of faith in action, “And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.” After this, Gideon divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. He said unto them, “When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.”
Beloved, I enjoin you to have faith in God and always put your faith in action.
MFM Daily Devotional 7 October 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. O Lord, give me the gift of faith, in the name of Jesus
2. Arrows of backsliding weakening my faith, I shake you off, in the name of Jesus. 3. Demons of fear and anxiety troubling my souls, depart now, in the name of Jesus
4. I receive unwavering faith to move my stubborn mountains, in the name of Jesus
5. Foundational embargo place on my faith, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers of the night pressing me down to discourage me, be consumed by the Holy Ghost fire, in the name of Jesus.
7. Spirit of great faith, possess my life now, in the name of Jesus.