MFM Daily Devotional 18 March 2019 – Christian Discipline ( Part IV)
TOPIC: Christian Discipline ( Part IV)
(Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 18 March 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 32-34; Mark 15:26-47
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 1:13-21
MEMORY VERSE: “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:16
Discipline is defined as an act or the practice of training people to obey rules and orders and punishing them if they do not. To be disciplined as a Christian takes more than mere discipline in its literary content.
There are so many references to being disciplined as a Christian as it is found in daily development. A Christian who refuses to pray against indiscipline is likely to become guilty of indiscipline. It may sound somehow strange that coming late to church on a service day is indiscipline.
There is this story of a Pastor who always preaches indiscipline in church. He would not condone fraud or tamper with church fund. Even after paying the church workers, all the remaining funds are accounted for and kept safe in the bank. The only loophole in the accounting system is that he was the sole signatory. There was a time his church held a fund-raising ceremony, which was well attended. Among the donors was a big-time contractor who donated a huge sum of money towards the church building project. It was in cheque form; instead of the pastor adding the donation to other donations, he directed that the said donation by the contractor be domiciled in his own (pastor’s) account.
He went further to write his name at the front and back cheque in bracket. After a while when the cheque ought to have matured, the pastor was “disappointed” at getting to the bank only to be told that the contractor/donor had stopped the cheque because the bank was confused as to which account the money was to be paid into, when his intention was drawn to the anomaly in the cheque.
The pastor could neither go to the contractor for any assistance nor the bank where the cheque was rejected. Out of indiscipline of the mind, the pastor lost his face with the contractor/donor and robbed his church of financial assistance which could have assisted the work of God. There is no discipline in the so-called pastor.
BE TRANSPARENT IN ALL YOUR DAILY TRANSACTIONS.
You will not be a hindrance to the work of God.
Father Lord, make me a pillar in Your house of worship, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, make me a disciplined Christian in all my ways, in the name of Jesus.
I will not be a destroyer of good things, in the name of Jesus.
Father Lord, let me be a terror to temptation in all my daily living, in the name of Jesus.
The devil will not write the last chapter of my life, in the name of Jesus.
Anything that will make me derail from your way, Father destroy it in my life, in the name of Jesus.
Father, let discipline not depart from my family, 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)
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