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MFM 2023 DEVOTIONAL WAS WRITTEN BY DR. D.K OLUKOYA (GENERAL OVERSEER, MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLE MINISTRIES, WORLDWIDE)
MFM Daily Devotional, December 4th, 2023
TOPIC: Essential Ingredients for Effective Leadership (I)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 9:3-18
MEMORY VERSE: Where there is no vision the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the power to translate your dreams to reality, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hosea 12 – 13; Hebrews 1 – 2
Leadership is not about position, privilege or power. It is serving others from a place of selflessness and sacrifice. It is also pointing others to God. The first essential ingredient for effective leadership is vision. When there is no vision (revelation or word from God), people will live their lives carelessly and unlawfully.
Though God has a plan for everyone, failure to know that plan will result in living a life without purpose. However, if you give a man or woman a reason for living or a sense of destiny, his or her life will be transformed.
Some Bible characters that executed their God-given visions succeeded greatly and are good examples for us today. Joseph received the vision for his life in two dreams. The visions he received at the age of seventeen made it clear that he was going to become a ruler among men (Genesis 37). Moses was given a vision for his life at the burning bush.
Abraham was given a vision for his life by God showing him two important pictures. First, God showed him the sand upon the sea shore. Second, He showed him the stars in the heavens and declared that his offspring would be as plentiful as the sand and the stars. Similarly, in the New Testament, Paul was given a clear-cut vision by the Lord in Acts 9:15. Each of these Bible characters became leaders and heroes because they used the visions God gave them as their lives” compasses.
In the words of Apostle Paul to King Agrippa, he did not disobey the heavenly vision (Acts 26:19). Beloved, you need vision to become a leader, succeed in leadership and fulfil your purpose in life. Someone defined a leader as a person who knows the way and shows the way.
It is important for every leader to have complete clarity about his vision and be able to communicate it in a simple way to members of his team. As a leader, Moses got a clear vision from God about his role to lead the children of Israel out of captivity in Egypt. He communicated the vision very well to the Israelite.
MFM PRAYER POINTS:
1. Father, make me a leader with a God-given vision in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, deliver me from purposeless living in the name of Jesus.
3. My God-given vision shall not be lost or derailed, in the name of Jesus.
4. Spirit assigned to distract and hinder my divine vision, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. O God, if I am running contrary to Your vision for my life, deliver me now, in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers that stole my divine dreams and visions, return them to me now and die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, my Helper, propel my vision to fulfilment, in the name of Jesus.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Please say this pray
I come to You, Lord Jesus. I admit that I am a sinner, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. Wash me away from all unrighteousness and cleanse me clean Today. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised me.
Thank you for saying that prayer, you are in CHRIST now, Old things have passed AWAY………….HALLELUYAH