Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 11 March 2023 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Lessons From The Life Of Sarah (III)
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TOPIC: Lessons From The Life Of Sarah (III) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 11 March 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 21, Joshua 22, Joshua 23, 2 Thessalonians 2, 2 Thessalonians 3
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:11-20 (KJV)
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
MEMORY VERSE: “And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us:…” – Psalms 90:17a
Beauty is power; to be beautiful in the Lord is the most powerful.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE AMBIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY AND BEAUTY SHALL PERMEATE YOUR LIFE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
Today, we want to look at another stunning attribute of mother Sarah: beauty, cleanliness and modesty. At about the age of 65, the Bible affirms that Sarah was very fair to look upon to the extent that even Egyptian princes saw and commended her beauty before their leader. This highly spiritual woman of faith must have taken care of herself well enough to look so good, even at that age. A woman of wholesome character is beautiful inside out. She was not just all about being spiritual yet neglecting the other aspects of her life. She did not spend all her time on doing spiritual activities while her surroundings remain unkempt. She was balanced on all fronts.
Also Read: MFM Devotional 10 March 2023 – Lessons From The Life Of Sarah (II)
It is very true that obsession with looking good and an overrated emphasis on physical beauty is quite a distraction. “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, shall be praised.” Investing only on ephemeral things while ignoring our eternal soul could be damning. However, the Bible is never silent on the beauty of some women. In the Scriptures, we see how even God appreciates good looks and cleanliness. Naomi, when seeking marital rest for Ruth advised her thus: “Now do as I tell you- take a bath and put on perfume and dress in your nicest clothes…” Ruth 3:3a (NLT).
As heaven-bound godly women (and men too), we must learn to live a balanced life such that as the soul is flourishing, the body is not neglected to decay and vice versa (3John 2). The soul needs the body to function. Eating the right kind of foods could open the mind to a deeper understanding of the scriptures (1 Kings 19:8). A skillfully decorated home could create the right ambiance for fellowship; and a neatly worn clothing can make a powerful statement about the dignity of the soul beneath the skin. A little sleep and rest would make a whole of difference! As such, the body needs to be respected and kept in good condition. Sarah mastered this art well. She was a testament that one can be godly and beautiful. Beloved, let’s take care of ourselves, body, soul and spirit.
- O God my Father, bestow Your heavenly beauty upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Aura of God’s glory, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Evil aura, programmed against my person, expire and clear away, in the name of Jesus.
- Negative ambiance, scaring away my helpers, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every evil aura around my life, scaring away good people, expire and die now, in the name of Jesus.
- Glory of God that has departed from my life, be restored, in the name of Jesus.
- Glory and beauty of the living God, overhaul my totality, in the name of Jesus.
Also Read: Open Heaven 11 March 2023 – Commitment Begets Commitment
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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