MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 (LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF NEHEMIAH II)
TOPIC : LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF NEHEMIAH (II)
Memory Proverbs 22:29
Seeth thou a man diligent in business? He shall stand Verse: before kings; he shall not stand before mean men’”.
Motivational Quote: When a man is divinely favoured, there is little or nothing that the adversary can do to stop his progress.
Prophetic word for today.
Your mockers shall be disgraced and put to unending shame, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Nehemiah 2:8-20
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 57 – 58; Luke 23 – 24
All through the entire book of Nehemiah, you can see a man who is fervent in prayer and put God first in all things. What a leader, a team player with a healthy mind and spirit, a people’s lover, considerate and compassionate!
Nehemiah led the people to work against all oppositions and demonstrated absolute commitment by identifying with the people in service (Neh. 4:23). He wasn’t a boss that called shots from a distance. He demonstrated his passion for the work and saw that the poor were no longer being subjected to usury by the nobles. At the end, he led a great social and spiritual reformation. He touched the lives of people across board. He was a great influencer.
Nehemiah’s diligence in service to God and to man is enviable. He had a great vision, which he presented first before God, and later before the king, so that he could be granted time to go and fulfil his calling. The king trusted him so much that he granted him time, and also gave him letters to those that would be of assistance to him in various ways.
A discreet and wise man, Nehemiah did not noise about his intentions. Rather, he did a one-man survey of the walls at night. Thereafter, he shared the vision with others. Because he had prayed to God, men yielded their hearts willingly to work with him.
Are you a leader, but you don’t have the healthy spirit like Nehemiah? You risk changing hands or working in an unhealthy atmosphere. No wonder, it was easy for Nehemiah to complete the work without much hindrance.
Nehemiah laboured with the people. He identified with their labour and discomfort. At a time, he didn’t change his outfits for days, just like other men. He was a servant-leader indeed, just like Jesus! This humble man refused to feed on the extravagant table prepared for him. He lovingly shared with others under the atmosphere of love and compassion (Neh. 5:14-19). If you want to succeed as a leader, you should emulate Nehemiah’s kind of team spirit, a discreet and wise person. To be an achiever, wisdom and diligence cannot be underplayed.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 26TH SEPTEMBER 2023
1. Opposition of darkness against my breakthroughs, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
2. Powers that do not want me to finish strong, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. O God, arise and surround me with good people, in the name of Jesus.
4. Arrows of fear and failure assigned against my divine fulfilment, backfire by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Let the joy of my enemies turn to sorrow, in the name of Jesus.
6. Whether my enemies like it or not, I shall finish well and finish strong, in the name of Jesus.
7. Divine boldness, envelop 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)