MFM Daily Devotional 16 January 2021– Navigating Through A Season Of Famine (I)
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TOPIC: NAVIGATING THROUGH A SEASON OF FAMINE (I)
Fire Scripture: Genesis 26:1-12
A season of famine is characterised by extreme shortage of food supply and other means of survival. It is a period of deprivation, hunger, dryness and discomfort. The Bible records that there was famine in the time of Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Elijah, and even Paul, in the New Testament. It also foretells us that in the last days, there will be famine. This is being fulﬁlled today. How can you navigate successfully through a season of famine?
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Let us look into the Bible, our best resource, for right answers:
First, you must seek the face of the Lord and make God-directed decisions. The one who God shows the way will not miss the way. In the book of Ruth, a man named Elimelech took a decision without consulting God. There was famine in Judah (God’s land), Elimelech took his wife and two sons and went to Moab (a heathen nation).
The result was that Elimelech died and his two sons also died, one after the other. Naomi, Elimelech’s wife became a widow. So also did Orpah and Ruth, the wives of Mahlon and Chilon respectively. That singular decision cost an entire family great loss, grief and pain. On the other hand, in Genesis 26, there was famine and Isaac decided to go to Egypt, but God spoke to him, “Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the Gerar. I will bless you” (Genesis 26: 2).
Mercy and grace found Isaac. God spoke to him, gave him direction and saved him from making a mistake. Elimelech did not hear the word of the Lord. He just fell headlong into the pit of error. I pray that God will speak to you and guide you to make the right decisions in all seasons of life. With God-directed decision you will prosper even in the time of famine. Isaac reaped hundred fold, grew prosperous and became the envy of the Philistines, all because he was led by God in making crucial decisions in life.
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As a believer, you are not supposed to act on impulse or lean on your own understanding. Rather, seek God’s face and help to enable you make the right decision. You have the Holy Spirit. Avoid the mistake Elimelech made. Truly, the Coronavirus pandemic has brought a season of famine upon the world, if you ask for God’s guidance and make the right decisions, you will prosper!
Job 5:20 – In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
A wise man makes his own decision; an ignorant man follows public opinion.
Henceforth, your decisions, thoughts, speeches and actions shall be guided by the Lord, in the name of Jesus
HYMN: Have Faith In God
1. Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely,
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
Have faith in God, He’s on His throne;
Have faith in God, He watcheth o’er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
2. Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the Lord, trust His Word and be patient;
Have faith in God, He’ll answer yet.
3. Have faith in God in your pain and your sorrow,
His heart is touched with your grief and despair;
Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him,
And leave them there, oh, leave them there.
1. Father, help me to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
2. Spirit of wisdom, counsel, knowledge and understanding, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, give me the grace to make the right decision that will bless me and my posterity, in the name of Jesus.
4. Famine and pestilence will not ruin me and my family, in the name of Jesus.
5. In the midst of famine, I shall prosper, in the name of Jesus.
6. I reject the spirit of error and wrong decision, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, as Isaac found favour with You and You stopped him from going down to Egypt, let Your favour locate me always, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Gen. 12-15
Thank you for reading MFM Daily Devotional 16 January 2021 – Navigating Through A Season Of Famine (I). Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus!