MFM Daily Devotional 26th March 2023: Parents As Teachers (1)
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DEVOTIONAL FOR MARCH 26, 2023
Read and study Today’s MFM Daily Devotional March 26th, 2023. God bless you as you meditate, Amen.
TODAY’S TOPIC: PARENTS AS TEACHERS (1)
MEMORY VERSE: DEUTERONOMY 11:19
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
If we don’t teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
I decree that the enemy will not pervert the destiny of your children, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 6:6-13
PRAISE & WORSHIP
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 17-19; James 2-3
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL MARCH 26, 2023 MESSAGE:
Parenting is a great responsibility. It places some enormous and diverse duties on the shoulders of every parent. The truth is that if a parent shirks or transfers his responsibilities to others; he or she cannot transfer his or her accountability to another person on the last day. This is because, every parent must render their stewardship before Gud at the end. Therefore, it is only wise for parents to leam what parenting entails and fulfil his or her duties to please God who created, owns and give them children.
Parents’ duties towards a child are both physical and spiritual. Parents are responsible for providing the child with food, clothes and shelter as well as quality education, lucrative career and health, wellness and protection. Parents also owe it to God to ensure their child’s spiritual wellbeing. A good parent will lead the child to Christ, train him or her in the way of the Lord and develop godly character and Christian values in them. More importantly, a parent is supposed to be the child’s first and best teacher in life. The home should be the child’s first school and first church, where he or she leams spiritual and secular things for all-round development.
Today, mainly because many parents failed to train their children in the way of the Lord, secular media, films, literature, social media and ungodly role models are pushing them into sin, crime, sexual immorality, character disorder and all kinds of ungodly attitudes, making parents worried and troubled. It is time to assume our parenting roles as teachers and mentors again. It is time to save our children from these social and technological wolves! Dear parent, it is time you realise that you are a teacher to your child. A teacher is a trainer, moulder of character, coach and mentor. Are you truly doing all these for your children? If you are not, I advise you to turn a new leaf today.
It requires good parenting for your sons to be as plants grown up in their youth and for your daughters to be as comer stones, polished after the similitude of a palace (Psalm 144:12). As someone rightly put it, “If we don’t teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.” The result of this is certainly disastrous. Stand for God beloved parent. Stand as a potter and, in partnership with the Holy Spirit, bring forth godly children. God counts on you and will be proud of your good works at the end of time.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 26TH MARCH 2023
1. Father, give me the grace to be a responsible parent to my children, in the name of Jesus.
2. Powers that want me to labour in vain over my children, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, help me to teach my children the way of the Lord, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, make me an exemplary parent. I shall not fail You in parenting my children, in the name of Jesus.
5. Blood of Jesus, shield my children from demonic peers and ungodly playmates, in the name of Jesus.
6. Blood of Jesus, destroy the subtle and obvious effects of wrong exposure to worldly affairs and ungodly role models on my children, in the name of Jesus.
7. Evil doorways and ladders that the devil is using to access and afflict my children, I shut you now with the Blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.