MFM Daily Devotional 12 December 2021 Mountain Top Life – Joy: Fruit Of The Holy Spirit

MFM Daily Devotional 12th December 2021

MFM Daily Devotional 12th December 2021 Mountain Top Life
Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya

Topic: Joy: Fruit Of The Holy Spirit

Memory verse
Rom. 14:17 – “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

Fire Scripture
Neh. 8:9-10

MFM Daily Devotional 12th December 2021 Mountain Top Life Outline

Joy is love’s reaction to God’s mercies, blessing and benefits. It is a quality of gladness, delight and jubilation. It is not the so called happiness of the world. Christian joy is not dependent on circumstances. It is what radiates and endears you more to God even in the most trying circumstances.

Beloved, the world’s joy cannot last because it is based on physical circumstances. Human joy looks at things upon earth and is affected by the condition of earth. Christian joy, which is the fruit of the Spirit, looks heavenward and is unaffected by surrounding conditions. Phil. 4:4 says you should rejoice in the Lord always. Your inner attitude must not reflect your outward circumstances.

Whatever you might be going through, do believe, like Apostle Paul, that Jesus Christ is with you. Note that you are not alone. Are you discouraged about unpleasant circumstances and as a result you are contemplating to go and have a drink so as to forget the sorrow as people of the world will say “drink away your sorrow?” Beloved, you are in the world, not of the world.

Joy, as a fruit of the Spirit, is not the joy of alcohol or material possessions but deep gladness, brightness and calmness of the heart given by the Holy Spirit. It is also called “the rejoicing hope” (Heb. 3:6), “the joy of faith” (Phil. 1:25), “joy unspeakable” (1 Pet. 1:8). This joy is permanent but worldly joy is for a short time. The Bible says that the joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh. 8:10).

Joy is a common theme in Christ’s teaching; He wants you to be joyful (Jn. 17:13). The key to this immeasurable joy is living in close contact with Him who is the source of all love. Because your joy is spiritual and not dependent on outward circumstances, you can rejoice in temptation (James 1:2), in tribulation (2 Cor. 7:4), and so on.

Motivational Quote
Joy is not absence of trouble or suffering, but it is the presence of God in all sufferings.

Prophetic Word
The joy of the Lord shall be your strength, all the days of your life, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN: Jesus Loves me, This I Know

1. Jesus loves me, this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak, but He is strong.

Chorus
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
The Bible tells me so.

2. Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

3. Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way,
Then His little child will take
Up to heaven, for His dear sake.

PRAYER POINTS

MORNING
1) Holy Spirit, let my life be firmly rooted in Christ and fill me with over- flowing joy, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2) O Lord, fill my heart with unspeakable joy of heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3) Holy Spirit, connect my life to the source of eternal joy, in the name of Jesus Christ

EVENING
4. The joy killer assigned against me, die, in the name of Jesus Christ
5. O Lord, connect my life to the source of true joy, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Lord, let my life be a source of joy in heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. The seed of joy in my life shall not die, in the name of Jesus Christ.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Eph 1- 6

MFM Daily Devotional 12th December 2021 | Mountain Top Life Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.