WHAT TYPE OF GIVER ARE YOU? (I) by Dr D.K. Olukoya

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL




WHAT TYPE OF GIVER ARE YOU? (I) by Dr D.K. Olukoya


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:1-10


MEMORY VERSE:

Matthew 6:2 "Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."


PRAISE AND WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

The issue of giving and getting in the Kingdom of God needs some clarifications in the light of the Scriptures. It is true that Christians give but not all givers and what they give are pleasing and acceptable to God. Our concern here is, what type of giver are you? This year, I want you to aspire to be a cheerful giver in whom God is delighted. Then, who you are and what you give will be blessed and acceptable in God's sight. Let us examine the types of giver you shouldn't be.


Firstly, do not be a reluctant giver. People in this category are usually unhappy when anyone talks about giving. They raise all kinds of debate and arguments to justify their negative attitude. They give grudgingly or with so much reluctance. Some give in annoyance, very ridiculous amount revealing their mindset. Such people delay, postpone or borrow their tithes. These are not good examples of cheerful givers, so do not imitate them.


Secondly, you should not be a casual giver. These are occasional or irregular givers who show very little commitment to God's Kingdom. They are not consistent and faithful in their giving, when they give and how much they give. The truth is that God loves cheerful givers, and He generously reward those who diligently seek Him, even in their giving. Casual givers are not diligent in seeking God or in their giving.


Thirdly, you should not be a stingy giver. Some believers demonstrate lack of generosity. They are not willing to share their possession with anyone, not even with God nor Kingdom projects. They have forgotten that it is God that gives power to make wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18).


Another set of persons are the covetous givers. The Bible recorded the case of Ananias and Sapphira, who held back part of the price of their possession pretending to give all. They deceived the Holy Spirit and paid with their lives.


Finally as a believer, you should not give with a mind of getting a reward. That is, do not give to be seen of men. The Bible says that such a person has received his reward here on earth (Matthew 6:2), and not worthy of Kingdom blessings. Remember, God loves a cheerful giver!


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

When you don't give, it means you are living for this life alone, not with eternity in view.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

TODAY, I DECREE THAT GOD, BY HIS MERCY AND GRACE, WILL DELIVER YOU FROM ANY POWER THAT IS HINDERING YOU FROM BEING AN EXEMPLARY GIVER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

1. My giving will not disappoint heaven, in the name of Jesus.

2. Father, deliver me from every wrong attitude towards giving for Kingdom sake, in the name of Jesus.

3. I receive the grace to obey God completely and to be faithful in giving, in the name of Jesus.


𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

4. Father, help me to give without making a show of it, in the name of Jesus.

5. I declare that God will remember, honour and reward my giving this year, in the name of Jesus.

6. Father, by Your mercy, make me a consistent and cheerful giver, in the name of Jesus.

7. Father, make me a believer who will not withhold anything from You, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 8, Job 9, Job 10, Matthew 19:16-30, Proverbs 3:11-20


SOURCE: 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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