MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MAY 6, 2023 (REDEEMING THE TIME
TOPIC : REDEEMING THE TIME
Memory Verse: Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Motivational Quote: Time is a precious commodity, keep it jealously and manage it effectively. Loss of time equals loss of opportunities.
Prophetic word for today
By the mercy of God, every opportunity that you have lost consciously or, unconsciously shall be miraculously restored, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Ephesians 5:11-17
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 9-11; Mark 13-14
God has the prerogative of time. He owns it and teaches us how to use and manage it effectively. There are many teachings on effective time management, but it would be wise to accept the fact that we cannot use or manage time effectively until it has been surrendered to God. That is, we must be divinely led and guided on how to use our time wisely. Many people get depressed just at the mere sight of their heavily loaded daily schedules or assignments within a limited time. Some put in efforts to achieve all, or as much as they can, while some others are crumbling under the weight of the pressure of work, constraints, deadlines and all.
Lots of people experience terrible stress disorders as a result of their work load. Added to this are family demands, immediate and extended, church activities and other societal needs. As children of God who desire to do their duties diligently and maintain a balanced life (physically and spiritually), what should we do? We need to seek and use the wisdom of God, else we risk running a useless race and at the end falling ill or losing out. This can be very frustrating!
How then do we start to redeem the time as believers in Christ? Taking a cue from today’s memory verse, it is important to get back to God to teach us how to number our days. It is amazing to hear the Bible say that a thousand days in His sight is just like a day. It is only in God and through Christ that we can regulate our speed to achieve the purpose for which we are created. The race is not for the swift, nor the battle for the mighty. God controls the pace. Let us therefore begin our day and usage of time by seeking His leading and counsel. Avoid being lazy and visionless. It leads to time wastage. Plan your day, set priorities and be diligent.
Begin a simple practice of committing your daily activities to the hands of the Holy Spirit. You will be surprised how He will manage the day and time effectively for you.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 6TH MAY 2023
1. Time wasters, opportunity wasters, I am not your candidate, release me and die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Wherever I have missed glorious opportunities, O God, arise, redeem and restore by Your awesome power, in the name of Jesus.
3. Agenda of glory wasters for my life, fail woefully, in the name of Jesus.
4. Powers assigned to distract me from a good course, what are you doing? Fail and die, in the name of Jesus.
5. O God, arise and reposition me for purposeful achievements in life, in the name of Jesus.
6. I shall not miss my divinely allocated time, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, lead and teach me always how to use my time wisely and effectively, in the name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Is a Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)