MFM Devotional For 2nd May 2023: Leaders Are A Terror To Evil
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DEVOTIONAL FOR MAY 2, 2023
Read and study Today’s MFM Daily Devotional May 2nd, 2023. God bless you as you meditate, Amen.
TODAY’S TOPIC: LEADERS ARE A TERROR TO EVIL
Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya(DKO).
Bible In One Year:
1 Chronicles 26-28; Mark 5-6
Proverbs 16:12 – It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness
A place of leadership is a place of honour
Prophetic Word for Today:
As you take up your leadership position, the Lord shall bestow upon you blessings that money can buy and the blessings that money cannot buy, in the name of Jesus.
Praise & Worship
Fire Scripture: Romans 13:3-7
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
MFM Daily Devotional 2nd May 2023: Message
Leadership is simply the practice of positive influence on character, development or behaviour of people without the use of brute force and direct exercise of power. It is not a title but a task because a leader has many constituencies and needs to be many things to many people. Godly leadership entails promoting righteousness and eschewing evil.
A leader must practice what he preaches by being consistent and dependable. People should be able to look up to a leader to drink from his well of knowledge.
As a leader, you must have problem-solving and decision-making skills. A leader must be able to manage people and resources and not make a mess of them. He must have a sense of humility by making himself available to his people, eschewing arrogance and pride.
A leader must not be easily angered but forbearing. He must not be violent but sensitive to the needs of his people. He must be able to bring out the best in his people and not downplay them. He must refuse to leave people the same way he met them. He must support his team, build his team, mentor, coach and truly care for them and not neglect or disdain them. He must be a directional provider and must not lose his balance, no matter the situation. He should show the way by taking the lead role instead of taking the back seat (2 Samuel 11:1).
In addition, a leader must lay out a vision, share his plan and motivate others into achieving the vision instead of misleading or exploiting people (Nehemiah 2:17). Nehemiah fearlessly motivated his people to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. A leader should not think that everything revolves around him. If he does not understand the concept of “service above self’, he will not win the trust, confidence and loyalty of those he leads.
He must be accountable and not blame others for failures that occur on his watch (1 Samuel 15:21). He should have integrity and skillfulness (Psalms 78:72). He should pay some attention to what people think and say about him to know if his acts and life are causing pain to others or not. Jesus Christ stood at a point in His life to know what people and His disciples were saying about Him. Self-reevaluation is crucial in leadership.
MFM TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS: 02-05-2023
1. O God, make our leaders a vessel unto honour, in the name of Jesus.
2. Our leaders will not be a stumbling block to the body of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord my Father, make our leaders spiritually fit for kingdom assignments, in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, help our leaders to be devoted to Your work, in the name of Jesus.
5. O Lord, help our leaders to be spiritually mature, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, help our leaders to live up to their responsibilities, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every spirit of distraction assigned against our leaders, be destroyed by fire, in the name of Jesus.
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