MFM devotional Pastor D. K. Olukoya

Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 9 December 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Parents As Good Shepherd (I)

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TOPIC: Parents As Good Shepherd (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 9 December 2022)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Zechariah 9, Zechariah 10, Zechariah 11, Revelation 1, Psalm 140:1-5

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Peter 1:5-10 (KJV)

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

MEMORY VERSE: “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.” – Proverbs 27:23

Parents with the Shepherd’s heart are willing to lay down their lives for their children.

Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit


MFM Devotional For Today 2022 MESSAGE:

Parents are expected to live and act as good shepherds to their children. They are to be committed to the physical and spiritual well-being of their children. It is their responsibility to raise them in line with God’s standards, spend quality time with them, find those who stray and bring them back to the flock as well as guide and protect them. Dear parent, are you fulfilling your responsibility to raise your children in discipline and admonition of God as enshrined in Ephesians 6:4?

Also Read: Open Heaven 9 December 2022 – No Excuses

Nowadays, children are faced with an onslaught of satanic agenda and propaganda as well as with their own imperfect inclinations (2 Timothy 2:22; 1 John 2:16). Five things are vital for you to shepherd your children –know them, feed them, guide them, protect them, and defend them. Let us look at each of these one after the other.

As a parent, being a good shepherd to your children requires that you make yourself available and approachable to them. You should spend quality time with them and patiently listen to them (James 1:19). Good shepherds who desire to please God in parenting will create time for this, no matter how busy they may be. By so doing, you will fulfil the Bible’s demand in Proverbs 27:23, “Know well the appearance of your flock.” Also, by so doing, you will ascertain who is healthy (physically and spiritually) and who is not and give the appropriate help.

Also, as a parent, you shepherd your children by feeding them physically and spiritually. Sometimes, a sheep strays from the flock when it is attracted by green grass. In a similar way, a child could drift away on a spiritually dangerous path, being tempted by harmful association or degrading entertainment (Proverbs 13:20). It is your responsibility, as a parent, to prevent such a situation from developing. You must identify your children’s weak spots and correct them. Also, identify and help them to strengthen their Christian qualities or values (2 Peter 1:5-8). The regular period for family worship is an excellent time to do that. Ensure that all your children participate in and contribute to the family worship. Feeding your children spiritually, particularly by means of family worship, is a primary way that you can be a good shepherd.



  1. Father, make me a good shepherd to my children, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Father, make me an exemplary parent, in the name of Jesus.
  3. O God, help me to see anything lacking in my parenting and to correct it, in the name of Jesus.


  1. Satanic wolves will not devour my children, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Father, help me to raise spiritually healthy children, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Father, make me a shepherd who is always spiritually awake, in the name of Jesus.
  4. My Father, watch over my entire family, 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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