The theme for MFM Daily Devotional February 19 2023 is ”The Complete Armour Of God (IV)”
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 February 19 2023.
SCRIPTURE: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6.
Another piece of the armour is the shield, usually held on the left hand of the soldier. Our shield as Christians is made of faith in God through Christ Jesus. This is why the Bible calls it the shield of faith.
It is important because we need it for our self-defence against the fiery darts of the enemy. The enemy wants to weaken our faith through many evil tactics such as worry, anxiety, fear, doubt, unbelief and many others. He is often throwing invisible darts to weary our minds through constant harassment, provocation and frustration, with the ultimate aim of shipwrecking our salvation. Remember, the Bible has warned us against being ignorant of his devices. Rather, we should decide to live by faith and not by sight. The things we see are temporary; we should decide to stand and defend our faith in God through Christ Jesus. We should not be dismayed but stand strong in the Lord!
Is your faith in God strong enough to deliver you on the battle field of life? Are you easily given to fear? Your faith must be well-rooted in Christ and steadfast too. The Bible declares that the just shall live by faith. Without faith, it is written that no man can please God. Therefore, it is important that you have the faith that clings to God and is able to deliver you at all times. Your strength notwithstanding, a faithless warrior is a prey for the adversary. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of love, power and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
Faith is one major ingredient of living a victorious life. All the saints of God moved in faith when they were confronted with the deadliest situations and outright impossibilities. We read about the children of Israel before the Red Sea; David versus Goliath; Daniel in the lions’ den, even king Jehoshaphat and the children of Judah in 2 Chronicles 20. All these and many more biblical instances got their victories through faith in God, who fought their battles in a miraculous way.
This faith may be tested through trials, but by holding on to Christ, we are more than conquerors. With the shield of faith, your victory is certain in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, increase my faith in You, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord of Hosts, dress me up for battle and make me victorious, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers assigned to weaken my faith, lose your grip and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every fiery dart of the wicked fired at me backfire by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Faith of the overcomer in Christ, possess me now, in the name of Jesus.
- With my shield of faith, my life remains impenetrable from every bullet of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and make me a conqueror indeed over the battles of life, in the name of Jesus.