MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
TOPIC:YOUR SECRETS: YOUR DISCRETION
A prudent man concealth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. – Proverbs 12:23
In life, there are certain pieces of information that should remain close to our chest or treated as confidential and there are others that can be shared. Our failure to differentiate between the two and keep sensitive matters out of public knowledge may result in serious damage to our lives. In today’s world, everything and everyone feeds and lives on information. Despite this, there are still certain items of information we consider unfit for public knowledge. Likewise, there are items of information or revelation about our lives that should remain a secret.
In our Fire Scripture, Samuel knew Saul was to be substituted and the heir apparent was to be ordained, but he was also conscious of the danger attached if King Saul should know about it. God gave him sound counsel and he told no one about the plans of God. Jesse and his children as well as David (the anointed) knew nothing about the real intention of the sacrifice. Joseph revealed his vision and dreams to his brethren, but only the race of God made sure it wasn’t truncated (Genesis 37:19-20). Samson’s parents had known the secret of Samson’s strength since birth, yet they told no one (Judges 13:5). The day Delilah heard of Samson’s secret from Samson himself, she told Samson’s enemies and brought him into destruction (Judges 16:17, 18).
Everyone qualifies for your love. However, not all the people you love qualify to know the secrets of your life! Because, some may not be able to handle it, while others cannot wait to use your secret for personal gain! The adversary that wants to destroy you, oftentimes, does not come with a sword but with a smile!
Also, it’s important to learn to keep other people’s secrets. This is about trust. It’s also important because of what may be at stake. So it’s hue responsibility to ensure that people around you can confide in you. It’s a hallmark of reliability that must be seen in the life of a believer. Nothing can be more dangerous and painful than to share your secrets or ideas with friends who will let you down! I pray the Lord will expose all unfriendly friends and point you to the warning signals about them, in Jesus name.
Everyone qualifies for your love, but not all the people you love qualify to know the secrets of your life!
Every unfriendly friend you rely upon for comfort shall be exposed.
- O Lord, forgive me for revealing what I should conceal, in the name of Jesus.
- Every secret of my life in wrong hands, be wiped off by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
- I will not talk my life into trouble, in the name of Jesus.
- Database of the enemy, containing information about me, be crushed, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers to know when to talk and speak only the right words fall upon me in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, grant me counsel to protect and implement my divine vision, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, help me to fulfil my dreams, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)