MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 17 June 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Where Change Starts
TOPIC: Where Change Starts (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 17 June 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 7-9; Acts 3
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
MEMORY VERSE: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32
The responsibility of improvement falls on all of us. Supposing you could change anything in your life where would you start from? Sometimes, we often meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it. The lost son “came to his senses”, “found himself”, in problems he never anticipated. The first step of change comes when people realise the foolishness of their actions, and sense the despair into which they have fallen.
The prodigal was dissatisfied with no one but himself, and spoke of no unworthiness but his own. He did not blame his plight on his former evil companions. He admitted to his rashness to have left the protection of his home and offered no excuses to cover up his guilt or justify his waywardness. He had reached rock bottom and his only remaining recourse was self-realisation and repentance. He confessed, “I have sinned, I am unworthy.”
When he compared himself with his friends –harlots and degenerates, he measured up favourably. Even later, when he was forced to work at a pigsty, he might have compared himself with the other farm hands and figured that he was better than them. But when his thoughts turned to home and he compared himself with the father he had abandoned, he admitted he was no longer worthy to be called his son. This realisation brought about a change of action and he adopted a new standard of comparison. We may look around us at people in various degrees of depravity and assume we are fine, but when our standard is Jesus Christ, we see our true condition and how hopelessly far we fall short of His standard and expectations.
Guilt and shame are painful feelings to face, yet we desperately need to see ourselves for what we are. Before we can respond to God’s mercy, we must see our unworthiness and the horror of how our sins have polluted our lives and offended God.
Realising he needed a change desperately, the prodigal son confessed his sin (offering no excuses). What change do you need to make today? Let your resolutions turn into action. This is an essential step to change. I pray that as you change and turn to God, you shall experience total recovery, in the name of Jesus.
SELF-REALISATION BRINGS CHANGE IN ACTION.
Power of positive change will overshadow you and move you to your Promised Land.
- Internal change resisters in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Foundational powers pushing me into error, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers assigned to blindfold me, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Destiny wasters, be wasted, in Jesus’ name.
- Powers in my foundation, assigned to kill my star, die, in Jesus’ name.
- Agents of sickness, poverty and disgrace, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of God, direct me to my destiny helper, 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)