MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 26 October 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Failed Parent
TOPIC: Failed Parent (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 26 October 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 9-11; 1 Timothy 6
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 2:30-31
MEMORY VERSE: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” – 1 Peter 5:8
Parenting is one of the greatest responsibilities God has given to every parent. It is the desire of every parent to raise successful children who will bring honour and glory to the family. It is also the joy of parents to see their children grow to become good citizens of the society who are worthy of emulation. Unfortunately, some parents fail in this divinely-given assignment.
Eli, a priest of the Lord in Israel in 1 Samuel 2:12 had two sons, Hophni and Phineas. The Bible called them sons of Belial who knew not God. Eli, though a priest of the Lord, failed as a parent. He failed in his responsibility as a parent to show his children the way of salvation and teach them the commandments of God. He heard all what his children were doing to the people and the sacred sacrifices of God, yet he was so weak that he could not discipline them. He allowed them to do and have whatever they wanted, without any disciplinary measure on his part as a parent and servant of God. The acts of wickedness of these sons of Eli were so pronounced to the extent that God has to send a dreadful judgement on Eli and his family.
Though salvation is individualistic, it is the responsibility of a Christian parent to lead their children to Christ. This, Eli failed to do. Parents who have known Christ and are in Christ should strive with prayers to lead their children and wards to Christ. They should teach their children the word of God, how to observe Quite time, how to pray and observe other doctrines of Christ.
Beloved, in Romans 15:4, the Bible says that as many things as were written before are for our instruction and are to make us, through endurance and patience and exhortation of the writings, have hope. Therefore, I encourage you to put your hope and trust in God. Without Him you can do nothing. So, ask Him for enabling and grace to succeed in parenting. Don’t lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. You will not fail as Eli did, in the name of Jesus.
THE MOST OVERWHELMING KEY TO A CHILD’S SUCCESS IS THE POSITIVE INVOLVEMENT OF PARENTS.
The Holy Spirit will help you and you will not fail in parenting.
1 My children will not push me against God, in the name of Jesus.
2 My children, hear the word of the Lord, you are for signs and wonders, in the name of Jesus.
3 O Lord my Father, empower my children to grow in divine wisdom and knowledge, in the name of Jesus.
4 Failure that manifested in the lives of my parents, I am not your candidate, disappear, in the name of Jesus.
5 Power of failure in my foundation, die, in the name of Jesus.
6 I will not receive God’s condemnation over my children, in the name of Jesus.
7 My children, hear the word of the Lord, you will not be misfired arrows in the hand of your Maker, 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)
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