Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 July 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – First Fruit Of Your Day
TOPIC: First Fruit Of Your Day
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 103-105
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” – Luke 18:1
The shortening of private devotions starves the soul.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
AS YOU MAKE GOD FIRST IN ALL YOUR AFFAIRS, HEAVEN WILL BEGIN TO DO NEW THINGS IN YOUR LIFE FROM TODAY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Do you give God the first fruit of your day? The first fruit of the day refers to the first hours of the day when you have not done anything. For Christians, you must be thanking God for the gift of the day and ask for grace to live the new day. We often call it morning devotions. If morning devotion was important to Jesus and David, it should also be important to you, if not more for your spiritual sustenance. Morning is an excellent time to seek the Lord. If you earnestly seek for the will of God for your life in the morning, you will not stumble during the day. Having communication with God in the morning is telling God that He is the most important in your life and you will give Him the first fruit of your day. If you allow God to have the first fruit of your day, He will make the rest of your day wonderful. If you wait till later to have devotions with your Father, it is mostly likely you will get pushed out of the prosperity of the day.
Jesus shows us the importance of morning devotions with God despite His busy schedules. You should learn to put God first in your life. Jesus was seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness. This is made possible by what you think about. What you think about, you become. Starting each day with praise and worship, reading and meditating in the word of God becomes easier for you to live a righteous life for the rest of the day. Handling over your life to God in the morning makes your day effective and fruitful, for without God, you can do nothing (John 15:5-7).
Giving your first hours of the day to God is a great kingdom lifestyle you should cultivate. Jesus focused on the Father and accomplishing God’s will for His life. You must learn to fear God and put Him first in all your plans. In the fear of the Lord are honour, riches and life (Psalm 112:1-2). Morning devotion is where you can find direction, inspiration and comfort in times of need.
- I break every hold of witchcraft working against my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I command a change in all unprofitable situations in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I command my battles to change to blessings, in the name of Jesus.
- Let new wells spring up in my desert, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, anoint my eyes to see my divine opportunities, in the name of Jesus.
- Let every satanic battle confronting me fall apart, in the name of Jesus.
- My years shall not be in struggle but in prosperity, 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)