MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MAY 7, 2023 (LESSONS OF LIFE FROM DORCAS)
TOPIC : LESSONS OF LIFE FROM DORCAS
Memory Galatians 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we Verse: shall reap if we faint not.
Motivational Quote: Leaving a lasting impact on people’s lives is worth more than all you have.
Prophetic word for today.
May your life enrich others, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture Acts 9:36-42
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 12 – 14; Mark 15 – 16
The Bible contains the record of many people who played exemplary roles in the kingdom affairs at particular periods, making impact on the people around them and turning their lives to God through salvation in Christ. Though these people are dead, their lives remain worthy of emulation to believers across many centuries and they serve as godly role models. One of such people is Dorcas who is also known as Tabitha.
Interestingly, the life and works of this disciple of Christ were recorded in few verses but with words that clearly reveal Christlikeness. Though an ordinary woman, she was full of good works, especially to the widows and the needy at that time. Her life was so impactful that when she died, the people were so sad to miss their beloved benefactor. One could deduce that Dorcas was not so rich, but had a good mind. She was hospitable and generous enough to share her meagre possessions with others. She definitely had the love of brethren in her heart, a compassionate believer of Christ, a ready and cheerful giver, not stingy or selfish.
Goodiness and kindness are embedded in Dorcas’ personality. These are parts of the components of the fruit of the Spirit which we also must cultivate and manifest as true believers of Christ. Throughout the Scriptures, God requires that love and compassion be shown to the widows and the fatherless (Exodus 22:22-23; Deuteronomy 24: 17-21). Dorcas fulfilled this divine injunction, doing the will of God. No wonder, God was so delighted in her that with the intercessory prayer of Peter, her life was restored by the Resurrection and Life, Jesus Christ.
Dorcas had the mind of Christ (Phil.2:5) and demonstrated in practical terms the God’s kind of love to her fellow men. She used her God-given gifts to serve others, witnessing Christ through her acts of kindness. This was a godly way of building a relationship with lasting impact, leaving a godly legacy within the short time she laid dead.
Beloved, regardless of how rich or poor you are, ensure that you have good deeds that benefit others. Let your life demonstrate Christ’s love and goodness to other; positively impact people, believers and unbelievers alike.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 7TH MAY 2023
1. I shall not die unsung and uncelebrated, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, do Your perfect work in me and glorify Yourself always, in the name of Jesus.
3. Grace and power to write epistles in the heart of man through good works, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
4. Holy Spirit, endow me with the gift of welfare and hospitality, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father Lord, use me to bring smiles to the face of others, in the name of Jesus.
6. My works shall endure the testing fire of God and shall speak long after my exit, in the name of Jesus.
7. Power to live a fulfilled life, come upon me, 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)