TOPIC: ANOINTING FOR MORE 3
1 Samuel 17:47: “And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.”
Always go the extra mile in your service to God and humanity.
Today, receive an insatiable hunger and thirst to serve God relentlessly, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Amos 6-7; Romans 4:16-5:1-11; Psalm 86:11-17
1 Samuel 17: 20-37
The story of David, Israel’s greatest king and one of the finest characters in the Bible, also illustrates the significance of the anointing for more. In fact, the grace or anointing to give more to God orchestrated a turning point in his life. David’s father, Jesse sent him to give food, drink and other items to his brothers who were serving in Israel’s army. Israel was at war with the Philistines at that time.
David was also required to bring a word to his father about his elder brothers and the war. David went to the battlefield and delivered the victuals to his brothers. But he did more than that. He decided to solve a great problem with the grace and anointing of God upon His life.
Though he wasn’t a professional soldier enlisted in the army, he volunteered to confront Goliath, the boasting Philistine champion in a single combat. The young but brave David conquered Goliath and the Philistines fled, leading to a resounding victory for Israel and glory to Jehovah. That decision positively changed the course of David’s life forever.
Nehemiah was the king’s cup bearer but his lowly position and his being in captivity did not deter him from seeking to give more to God. The news of the broken down walls of Jerusalem saddened him and he desired to have them repaired promptly. He sought the king’s permission and his request was granted.
Dear reader, l want you to know that it wasn’t Nehemiah’s role as a cup bearer to the king that announced him and made him one of Bible’s greatest leaders and finest characters. Rather, it was his role as God’s project manager and purpose partner that made him a shining reference point till date. In spite of the stiff opposition he faced in the hands of Sanballat, Tobias and Geshem, he and the Jews that rallied round him started and completed the project.
Nehemiah was a man of faith, prayer and tenacity. He opted to give God more (beyong serving a heathen king in captivity) and God honoured him with success, victory and fame. Beloved, don’t settle for minimum or average. Do more in your giving and Kingdom building. Give your utmost to the Almighty God!
MFM Daily Devotional 18th July 2022 | PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, give me the unstoppable and unbeatable anointing, in the name of Jesus.
2. I receive the anointing to go the extra mile for God, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, help me to consistently give my best to You, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, help me to love the way You love, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, make me Your purpose partner, in the name of Jesus.
6. O God, give me the grace to start and finish great projects for You, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall not labour in vain nor bring forth for trouble, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Daily Devotional 18th July 2022 (Mountain Top Life) ©2022 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐄 is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide).