DAY 12- COMMANDING THE MONTH OF JANUARY: topic: MORE BLESSED TO GIVE
TOPIC: MORE BLESSED TO GIVE
“I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” Acts 20:35
In Psalm 119:128, the psalmist said he considered God’s precepts concerning all things to be right. Daily, I am growing in the same conviction; whatever God says is right. In our lead scripture today, Paul possibly was referring to one of those private conversations which the Lord had with him here. He quoted the Lord Jesus as saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. A little encounter will serve as an illustration.
About mid-November last year, we lodged a man visiting from the United States. That was done twice – on arrival in Lagos before traveling to the South-South and a day before departure from Nigeria after returning back to Lagos. On our way to the airport, he handed me some bundles of money totaling one hundred and sixteen thousand nairas.
That was far in excess of what we had spent for him. He told me he had exchanged more dollars than was necessary and it would be useless carrying naira to the U.S. Note this: when we lodged him we were just doing our Christian service and not looking in his direction for an immediate reward. However, the fact remains that what you give out of altruistic reason brings you more blessing than what you keep for selfish reasons.
It has been my practice over the years to take my giving higher at the beginning of every New Year. It is simply amazing to note how much God has blessed me doing this. No matter what people say against giving, it remains a principle of the Kingdom of God.
FURTHER STUDY: HEBREWS 13:1-6
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, inspire me to be liberal with my resources.
Bible Reading Plan Genesis 12-14 Matthew 5:1-26
Prophetically I decree and declare today, the Lord shall renew your strength and empower you to do more exploits as you step out into the world today.
Your efforts shall generate tangible and verifiable results sufficient to cancel your past losses.
Joseph was a positive influence in the house of Potiphar. May you bring about positive influence and impact in the lives of everyone you may come in contact with today and for the rest of your life In Jesus Mighty Name.
If God could meet Abraham’s need at Mount Moriah and supply his need when all hope was lost. That same God will surprise you and supply all your needs from today and throughout this year in Jesus name.
The light of God will expose every hidden work of darkness in your life and destroy them. This same light will expose you to every waiting favor and goodness of God.
Almighty God shall take you to a higher ground where the hands of the evil ones will not be able to touch you.
When you are lifted, you will never fall in Jesus name. Shinning brighter and brighter my valued one, and have a wonderful stress free day in Jesus name.
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