MFM Daily Devotional 15 March 2023
TOPIC: Growth Is a Process
Memory Verse: Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Motivational Quote: When a thing stops growing, it goes into a process of decay and death is imminent.
Prophetic Word For Today: The power to progress spiritually and physically shall come upon you today by fire, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Hebrews 5:9-14
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 9 – 11; 2 Timothy 1 – 2
MFM Daily Devotional 15 March 2023 MESSAGE
God’s rule for all living things is to grow or die. It is a rule which nobody can change. If it is a plant, anytime it stops growing, it will die. If it is a person, even an animal, once it stops growing, it will die. It is the same thing with man’s spiritual life. The moment you stop growing spiritually, you die. However, there are things that affect spiritual growth.
Spiritual growth doesn’t just happen. There are conditions to be met. Remember that growth is a process.
For example, for you to grow maize, you need a good seed, the right soll, water, etc. There would be no growth if nothing is planted. Without these necessary conditions, all effort to grow the maize would end in futility. If you plant nothing into your spiritual life and you are expecting growth to come, you are wasting time. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in; the action of the Holy Spirit is essential to the believer to purity his spiritual life, just as chlorophyllis to the green plants.
The process starts with the new birth. That is, salvation through Christ. Having surrendered your life to Christ, the good soil has been prepared for the seed of God’s word to germinate and grow as the Holy Spirit waters it. Failure to read, study and meditate on God’s word will lead to leanness of soul, poor and stunted spiritual growth.
It is important to know that growth comes with a lot of discomfort. To grow in anything, you must face challenges; it is your ability to surmount these challenges that gives you success. Just like every fruit is first of all bitter before it is ripe, so also there is no growth without pain. As you endure the pain of persecution and you persevere, you overcome the challenges of life and become a better person in the Lord.
Through such experience, you produce spiritual fruits that are able to shape your life and make you more like Jesus. Interestingly, spiritual growth is a continuous process and a lifelong experience in your Christian journey until Christ comes. I pray that your spiritual life shall be fruitful and not stagnant, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Daily Devotional 15 March 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. Spirit of stagnancy, depart from my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, realign my life to Your will, in the name of Jesus.
3. My Father, help me to grow steadily in you till the end, in the name of Jesus.
4. Let every ordinance or decision of the enemy against my life be frustrated, in the name of Jesus.
5. Powers assigned to stop me, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. I shall not be barren spiritually, in the name Jesus.
7. Power quenchers assigned against my spiritual advancement, die, in the name of Jesus.