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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 6th, 2023
TOPIC: Essential Ingredients for Effective Leadership 4
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Exodus 17:8-16
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: You cannot make progress without making decisions.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the spirit of wisdom and the ability to make the right decisions, henceforth, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Amos 3 – 4; Hebrews 9 – 10
The fourth important ingredient for effective leadership is decision making. All leaders are constantly involved in this.
Decision making is the task of a leader to arrive at a conclusion so that people can act accordingly. A wrong decision leads to a wrong course of action as well as grave consequences on the part of the leader and the entire members of his team. In Exodus 32:1-4, the Bible reveals that Aaron, Moses’ second in command, made a bad decision while Moses was on the mountain to meet with God.
The people suggested to Aaron that since Moses was long in coming back to them, he should make them a god, and Aaron agreed. When Moses came back and discovered what they had done, he raged and the people paid dearly for going into idolatry. Also, on one occasion, David took the census of Israel and God became very angry with him. Seventy thousands Israelites died as a result of that wrong decision (2 Samuel 24:1-4).
Conversely, great results are produced when a leader takes the right decision. Moses stands out as a leader who took the right decision on many occasions. In Exodus 17, when the Amalekites came against Israel to war, Moses instructed Joshua to choose valiant men and go out to war against their enemies while he, Aaron and Hur went to the mountain. On the mountain, Moses lifted his hand to God and prayed.
As long as his hands were lifted to God in intercession, Israel gained the upperhand over the Amalekites. In the end, Israel defeated their enemies. What a great decision and war strategy! Here are some decision-making routine you can follow: (1) Clearly assess the problemn (2) Gather all the facts (3) Endeavour to identify the “real” problem (5) Opt for the “best” solution (6) Initiate action.
Beloved, Christian leaders should seek the help of the Holy Spirit when they have to make any decision and ask Him for wisdom whenever they need it. He will certainly give it (James 1:5). Finally, anyone who faces difficulty in making decisions should pray for the ability to hear God’s voice.
MFM PRAYER POINTS:
1. Spirit of error, I am not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. The grace to make the right decision at all times come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Spirit, be my Guide at all times, in the name of Jesus.
4. The grace to hear God’s voice clearly, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
5. I receive the grace to always obey the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, by Your mercy, deliver me from the consequences of any wrong decision that I have ever made, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall be head and not tail. I shall be above only and not beneath, 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