Topic: Personal Discipline
I Cor. 9:24-27
Proverbs 25:28: “He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.”
Personal discipline is the ability to control and motivate yourself to do what is right at the right time. Every average person hates discipline. But without discipline, it will be difficult to make reasonable progress at anything in life.
We have to set rules and regulations for ourselves in line with the word of God and diligently follow them in order to achieve any meaningful goal. Self discipline is a proactive measure that we can take to limit reactive actions from others or even from God.
In our relationship with God, there is a God part and there is a man part. God will not do for you what you are supposed to do for yourself (Luke16:10). Jesus told His disciples in Luke 21:36 to watch and pray always to be able to escape all that was going to happen. This requires a lot of self-discipline.
One of God’s principles for advancement is diligence. Without discipline, you cannot be of much use to God and even to man, be it family or work place. You have to discipline yourself to read the Bible daily. There is a system called BBB; it means Bible Before Breakfast.
To get the best of God in life, the word of God must be in you through reading, meditation and memorisation. All these will lead to obedience of the word. To be effective as a Christian, you need personal discipline. This is also by the power of the Holy Spirit. In every stage of your Christian life, you need the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says it is not by power nor might but by my Spirit says the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill your life and God will give you His promise of the Father to all His children (Luke 11:11-12).
In Christianly, a life of consistent victory is not possible without discipline.
Power will change hands in your life today from the flesh to the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN – Take my life and let it be
Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Ev’ry pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.
1. Lord of mercy, make me holy, in the name of Jesus.
2. I receive victory over the power of besetting sins, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, arise and empower me to live a crucified life, in the name of Jesus.
4. My destiny shall not be wasted by indiscipline, in the name of Jesus.
5. Any power dragging down my spiritual life, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. O God, empower me to live a prayerful life, in the name of Jesus.
7. Power to maintain my salvation, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Kings 5-6; 2 Chronicles 2-3
MFM Daily Devotional 6th June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.