MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 31 January 2020 – Overcoming Discouragement
TOPIC: Overcoming Discouragement
Mark 10:47-52; Mark 5:34
Jeremiah 30:3“ For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 39-40
A man had problems. One night, he felt so sad that he went to bed, discouraged. As he slept, he had a dream in which he found himself in a market place. At the market place, he stumbled into a particular stall, with Mr. Devil written on it, and the devil was in fact there. The man said, “Mr Devil, so you too are selling things in this market? The devil said, “Yes.” He then began to look at his wares and saw items like hypertension, bad luck, cancer and all kinds of terrible things.
He looked through the items on safe and said to the devil, “Hello sir, what is the most expensive object in your stall? He pointed at “discouragement,” and told the man that that was the items that buyers who wanted to catch Christian boy, without minding its high price, He explained that when Christians are discouraged, their faith goes down and they will not be able to pray.
MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 31 January 2020
Then fear will move in. When that happens, worry will follow it and then, he the devil will move in believed discouragement is a powerful weapon of the devil. Most people fail to appreciate the fact that the Lord uses the method of patient wanting before He answers prayers. It is not that He does not know that you do not have problem; but He likes to test the reality of your desire. Some people fail under pressure, but when you refuse to be discouraged, which is your mark of true faith.
Is demonstrated. This was amply shown in the miracle cry of Bartimaeus act of violent faith. This was compensation by the relieving assurance of Jesus who said to him, “Thy faith has made you whole.” Jesus healed him because He was convinced that he sincerely believed and that he asked in faith. God honours faith which the appointed medium of through which blessings come to us.
When Jesus told Bartimaeus to come, he moved like thunder. He threw away his garment so that it would not hinder his movement and raced to Jesus.
Remember, in countries where the weathers’ that are cold, beggars used to put on lots of heavy clothing. So, Bartimaeus had lots of clothing’s to discard. He pulled all off and started to move. The result of this was that he got his eyes opened immediately and he started seeing.
You too can call upon Him, before He passes you by. And now, He is calling all men to repentance. Hold on to your faith today.
Do not depend on human resources. Build your life on heavenly resources. When human resource are nowhere to be found, Heaven’s resources will be sufficient for you.
You will overtake those who are more intelligent than you.
TODAY’S HYMN – TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
1. Take my life and let it be,
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
2. Take my hands and let them move,
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I with-hold;
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
6. Take my love my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.
TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS
1. Every power threatening my destiny, be broken, in the name of Jesus.
2. I refuse to miss my destiny, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every satanic priest, ministering enchantment into the sun, the moon and the stars, fall down and die, in Jesus’ name.
1. Lord, give me sufficient days to reach my goal.
2. Lord, empower me to reach my goal.
3. Lord, empower me to pluck the fruit of success.
4. O Lord, let me become all that you have planned for me.
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MFM Mountain Top Life Devotional 31 January 2020 was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)