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Today's Devotion (Saturday)

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



HOW TO TURN A SETBACK TO A SPRINGBOARD


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalms 56:1-8


MEMORY VERSE:

2 Timothy 2:9 "Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

In life, adversity or setback can happen to anyone regardless of age and status. However, what you make out of it (failure or success) is up to you. While fleeing from Saul, David found time to compose some magnificent psalms. This is what is meant by turning a setback into a springboard. Can you turn life's trials and setbacks into a song? Try it today.


Mature Christians, rather than complaining and blaming God or other people, when they face challenges or difficulties, turn the unpleasant situation into an occasion to praise God and thank Him for His goodness. This, therefore, turns the challenge or setback to a springboard for divine intervention and testimonies.


That was David's attitude while he was fleeing from Saul and it is worth emulating. In the midst of his insecurity and unsettled state, he composed psalms that appreciated God's goodness and expressed his trust in His unfailing ability to save him from his assailant. This right attitude turned David's trials to triumphs.


Paul and Silas were arrested, beaten and imprisoned in Philippi because they were doing what Jesus, the Royal Master, commissioned them to do in ministry: preach the world, cast out devils, etc. The One whom they obeyed did not forsake them. They knew how to turn setback to springboard of miracles and testimonies. What did they do? The Bible says that at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises and hymns to God. The result was that the Holy Ghost brought down earthquake that orchestrated their deliverance. It is important to note that neither David nor Paul and Silas threw a pity party, neither did any of them blame God or anyone else. They turned to God, praised Him and made supplication to Him, and they received life-changing help. All these were written for your learning. You can turn a setback to a springboard for miracles and testimonies if you follow the examples of these patriarchs.


The same apostle Paul demonstrated unstinted devotion to his divine assignment that even when he was jailed and put in chain, he said, "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David -- that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained" (2 Timothy 2:8-9). Paul turned his adversity to a springboard of achievements and testimonies. He wrote four epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon) while he was under house arrest in Rome. Is the enemy throwing lemon at you? Make a lemonade. Praise and worship the Lord, and He will turn your setback to a springboard for great achievements and testimonies.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and responsibility to pick yourself up.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

HENCEFORTH CONCERNING YOU, THERE SHALL BE NO CASTING DOWN BUT LIFTING UP, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. O God, arise and turn my adversity to progress, and trials to triumphs, in the name of Jesus.

2. My Father, turn my problem to promotion, in the name of Jesus.

3. The Lord that gives songs in the night, give me a new song, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. Anointing of victory and dominion, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.

5. O God, by Your mercy, make my life a success story, in the name of Jesus.

6. Father, make my life to attract favour and blessings, in the name of Jesus.

7. Power to bounce back and make phenomenal progress, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.


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Source: 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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