TOPIC: Love Makes The Difference
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
MFM Daily Devotional 8th November 2021 | Mountain Top Life Outline
Leading with love means knowing and caring about what inspires and empowers people. It is about caring enough to know what is important to them and helping them to succeed. The key to successful leadership is to lead with love which is of immense beneﬁts to the leader and the followers.
True leaders are honest and transparent. True leadership is the ability to lead and bring about the expected change in others. True leaders have some distinguishing characteristics. Let us examine some of them. They have clear goals and work to achieve them. They have vision and what it takes to accomplish it. They are bold and courageous. They are humble. They encourage their followers to succeed rather than punishing them for every error or loss.
They build their people up and earn their respect each day. True leaders also demonstrate genuine love and care towards others. They are generous and sacriﬁcial givers. They have the shepherd’s heart and are willing to lay down their lives for the ﬂock. Jesus remains our perfect example in leading with love. He was humble to the core. He even washed the feet of His disciples to demonstrate His humility and the fact that true leaders focus on serving others.
Like Jesus, a true leader should instruct others in godly living. His teaching should ﬁrst be through the life that he lives. He should teach others how to live selfcontrolled, exemplary and fruitful lives (Titus 2:1-10). A true leader should also teach their people to be excellent employees, not stealing, not rebelling against their employer’s authority, always loyal and never injuring their employer’s reputation. True leaders who drive their vision with love win the heart of their followers and the support of heaven.
Dear leader, to love is also to forgive others freely. God demonstrated His love towards us by giving us a second chance, forgiving our sins and restoring us to the place of favour we once had with Him. He expects you to be loving and kind to your subjects and followers as well. Leaders that are tyrannical, cruel, oppressive and insensitive to the feelings of the followers are not modeling Christ.
Beloved, following the example of Jesus will make you a true leader.
Godly love will cover a multitude of sins
Lord, take over my affections, emotions and desire as from today, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Love’s redeeming work is done
- Love’s redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Lo, our Sun’s eclipse is o’er!
Lo, He sets in blood no more!
- Vain the stone, the watch, the seal!
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
Death in vain forbid His rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.
- Lives again our glorious King;
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, He all doth save;
Where thy victory, O grave?
- Soar we now where Christ has led,
Following our exalted Head;
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.
- Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to Thee by both be given:
Thee we greet triumphant now;
Hail, the Resurrection Thou!
1. Every evil stronghold barricading my mind, be pulled down, in the name of Jesus.
2. I bind the spirit of mind blankness in my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, grant me the heart of love towards my subordinates, in the name of Jesus.
4. Spirit of bondage and lukewarmess in my life, I bind you, in the name of Jesus.
5. I pull down ever y spirit of deception in my heart, in the name of Jesus.
6. Lord, let Your plans and purposes for my life be fulfilled, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, reveal to me all the strongholds I need to pull down in my mind, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Luke 23; John 18-19
MFM Daily Devotional 8th November 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.