The theme for MFM Daily Devotional December 14 2022 is ”The Power Of Unity (I)”
Here is today’s MFM daily devotional designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Dr DK Olukoya, meditate on the word of God and endeavour to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
Read MFM Daily Devotional December 14 2022.
SCRIPTURE: Be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” – 2 Corinthians 13:11b
God wants us to have unity. He also wants us to promote unity wherever we are. We are ambassadors of Christ. God’s Word is clear on this. Psalm 133:1 says, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” He also said that there should be no divisions among you, but be perfectly joined together in the same mind (1 Corinthians 1:10). Similarly, 2 Corinthian 13:11 says, “Be ye of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
The Holy Spirit does not operate where there is disunity and strife. Disunity hinders progress and development, both spiritual and physical. Disunity promotes chaos and disorder and hinders peaceful co-existence. In Proverbs 6:16 and 19, the Bible says that God hates anyone that sows discord among the brethren. The same Holy Book also says that if you have strife in your heart you should not glory because strife does not descend from above but is of the devil (James 3:13-14).
Beloved, having learnt that God hates disunity and enjoins us to promote oneness, let us look at the causes of disunity. This will enable us to avoid becoming its agent. First, pride and lust cause disunity. Proverbs 13:10 says that only by pride comes contention. Proverbs 28:25 adds that he that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife and James 4:1-3 affirms that strife comes from people’s lusts. Dear reader, avoid pride and lust the same way you avoid a plague.
Second, disunity comes from not walking in the Spirit. It is a sign of carnality. Galatians 5:19-21 identifies hatred, wrath and strife (among others) as works of the flesh. Similarly, 1 Corinthians 3:3 says, “Ye are carnal: there is among you strife and divisions.” Have you been involved in hatred, wrath, strife and divisions in your family, neighbourhood, workplace or church? You are not being a good ambassador of Christ. Repent today!
Our greatest desire as believers, should be to become like Christ who laid down His life to destroy the walls of partition that divided mankind. He brought unity and peace that the world needed greatly. He also prayed for the church and the unity of believers. We should all follow His example.
- My Father, banish the spirit of strife from my life, in the Name of Jesus.
- Father, give me the wisdom to dwell together in unity with the brethren, in the Name of Jesus.
- I banish pride, contention and lust from my life, in the Name of Jesus.
- I shall walk in the Spirit and promote unity, in the Name of Jesus.
- I reject any form of carnality, in the Name of Jesus.
- Spirit of hatred, I am not your candidate, die, in the Name of Jesus.
- Strife and division, depart from my family, in the Name of Jesus.