Wisdom For The Day Devotional 31 March 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo: Be A Giver Of Your Resources
TOPIC: Be A Giver Of Your Resources (TREM Devotional 31 March 2023)
“Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! Your measurement of generosity becomes the measurement of your return.” Luke 6:38 (TPT)
Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:
One major area the devil has lied to the church is in giving. People are cool with the salvation message. They are glad to come to church and they are happy in the church until the issue of money is raised. Child of God, if God is not stingy with His resources and you are like God, then you cannot afford to be stingy with your resources. God has called you to a life of giving. Like we said last month, God showed us the way by giving when He professed His love for us. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave ….”; how can you then love God without giving?
The devil is on a rampage deceiving the believers. Social media is bombarded every day with people doing all they can to convince the believer not to give. Beloved, you cannot be a receiver if you are not a giver. The phrase “givers never lack” is not a play on words. It is a principle of the word of God and principles do not fail.
Our scripture for today in The Passion Translation (TPT) says “Give generously” the time to tip God is over. The time to throw in a coin and think you have given is over. Giving is not for the benefit of God, rather it is for your own benefit. You cannot expect to reap where you have not sown, in the same way, you cannot expect to get when you have not given. Your measurement of generosity is the measurement of your return, so you determine what you get.
Giving in church refers to tithe, offering, giving to the men and women of God, giving to projects, and giving to fellow believers. Take a quality decision to be generous. Don’t wait until you are coerced and harassed. Be a generous giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – Judges 9-12
Evening – Luke 5:17-39, 6:1-26