Today's Devotion (Sunday)

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



STEWARDSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN PARENTING


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalms 127:1-5


MEMORY VERSE:

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."


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


THE MESSAGE:

Are you a biological or spiritual parent or guardian? The Lord is speaking to you in today's message. He has committed that divine duty into your care. He expects some due returns. I pray you shall not fail Him, in the name of Jesus.


If the Bible says that children are a gift from the Lord, then parents are like caretakers, minding the children on behalf of God, with the mind that as stewards of the Lord over the children, accountability is required. Your leadership starts from home. Be that godly leader to lead your children or wards in the right path of life.


As stewards, therefore, you must point the children to their heavenly Father who created them for a definite purpose. Ephesians 6:4 says, "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Don't be like Eli who failed God (1 Samuel 3:11-18). The notion that parents own the children should be totally erased. Both parents and their children are created for God's purpose. Parents are to teach and train their children and wards towards the purpose of God for them, to enable them fulfil destiny. They should also teach, guide and pray for them as they go along in the journey of life.


God so much trusted Abraham that He boasted over his commitment in teaching his children in the way of the Lord. Dear parent and beloved guardian, it is time you realise that your position is divine and God does not joke with the life of any growing child. The result is that God will ask you to give account over them. He is interested in how you train them.


Beloved, what role are you playing in your children's or wards' lives? Remember, you will submit a record of activity of your stewardship over that child. Think about it. Will God give you a pass mark over that child? He belongs to God; let him know that. Jesus said, "The Kingdom belongs to the children." This shows how important these little ones are to heaven. Don't toy with their lives! Invest godly values into them, build them up as heritages unto the Lord (Psalms 127:3a) and God will be delighted in you. Pass on the godly legacy of faith and trust in God. Let them know Him and be totally committed to Him. Teach them to read the word of God and to pray. Let God become their friend and confidant. Do your part and leave the rest to God.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

Children are your garments of honour. If you care for them, they will cover you in the future.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

I PRAY THAT YOU SHALL NOT FALL SHORT OF DIVINE EXPECTATION OVER MY CHILDREN, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. O God, enable parents to lead their children/wards aright in every area of their lives, in the name of Jesus.

2. Spirit of Belial will not rest upon my children/wards, in the name of Jesus.

3. My Father, make me a good example to my children/wards, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. I will not be an instrument of destruction to my children/wards, in the name of Jesus.

5. O God, release Your wisdom and knowledge upon me to nurture the children/wards you have given me, in the name of Jesus.

6. The light of my children will not be put off in the noon of their lives, in the name of Jesus.

7. O God, arise, do not let my children's/wards' destinies be reinvented by the enemy, in the name of Jesus.


Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 30-31


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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