MFM Daily Devotional 10 August 2021 – Leadership Lessons From Bible Characters (X)
MFM Daily Devotional 10 August 2021 – Leadership Lessons From Bible Characters (X) written by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 10th August 2021 Tuesday
TOPIC: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM BIBLE CHARACTERS (X)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 26-29
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 13:1-17
1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;
3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
MFM Daily Devotional 10 August 2021 by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
MEMORY VERSE: “But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister.” – Matthew 20:26
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: The best leaders are servant leaders. They serve those they lead.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I PROPHESY THAT GOD WILL USE YOU AS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
TODAY MFM DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE: The life of Jesus Christ has several leadership lessons we can learn from. One of such important leadership lessons is that leaders are servants.
A powerful image in the life of Jesus was when he washed his disciples’ feet in John 13. When He finished, He said to them, “You call me teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and teacher washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” Jesus, of course, wasn’t talking about feet. He was talking about servant-leadership. Great leaders focus on serving those who follow them. Great leaders wash their people’s feet.
In every political system around the world, every time a leader abandons this attribute and principle to seek his selfish interest, the followers suffer and after some time they revolt and often times the leader fails and is toppled. Leaders are representatives of the people in the corridor of power. They are not meant to be terrors to the people. Rather, they are supposed to be sensitive and empathetic towards the feelings and needs of the people. They are supposed to be God’s eyes and hands to help the helpless and give hope to the hopeless. They are supposed to humble themselves and serve the masses. It is when they do all these that they please God.
In many parts of the world, Africa inclusive, there have been many oppressive and tyrannical leaders. Many have no regards for human rights, the constitution, rule of law, human lives and even the Bible. They act with magisterial disposition and authority as if they will not give account to God. Such are unChristlike in their leadership style. Beloved, do not join them.
Great leadership is not defined by the leader’s wealth and riches, fleet of cars, palatial houses, private jets and yachts, but by his or her obedience in God’s principle of servant-leadership and how many lives he or she is able to change positively for God. It begins with conforming to the image of Christ in humility and love.
MFM PRAYER PRAYER POINTS:
1. Father, help me to be a servant-leader as Jesus exemplified, in the name of Jesus.
2. I destroy the spirit of pride and its consequences, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, clothe me with the spirit of humility, in the name of Jesus.
1. I receive the grace to serve God and others with all I have, in the name of Jesus.
2. I shall not be a terror to followers but a source of hope and comfort to them, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, make me a defender of the weak and oppressed, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, help me to obey You in all things and at all times, in the name of Jesus.
Thanks for reading MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE Daily Devotional written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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