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

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



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


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:41-44


MEMORY VERSE:

2 Samuel 24:24 "And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver."


PRAISE AND WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

Imitating others who excel and are worthy examples is biblical. Apostle Paul said, "Imitate me as I imitate Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). Today, we shall look at more Bible characters whose example of giving you can follow.


Our Fire Scripture gives an account of a big little giver. Jesus was in church that day. He sat close to the treasury and observed people, rich and poor, cast money into the treasury. A poor widow, who gave two mites, was adjudged to have given all she had and more than others who put money in the treasury. This is because in God's kingdom, the value of your giving is measured by what you have left after giving, not what you gave. I want you to always bear this in mind when you give to God.


Also, you should be a sacrificial giver. This type of giver does not give out of surplus or abundance but out of poverty. He gives in an unusual, painful and extraordinary way that costs him much in order to attract God's attention. A good example of a sacrificial giver is David, who refused to give that which cost him nothing (2 Samuel 24:24).


In addition, you should be a consecrated giver. Jesus remains our best example in this case. He gave Himself and His all to save and redeem us. In 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, the Bible explains that the Macedonians were also consecrated givers. This is because they first gave themselves to the Lord and went on to demonstrate great acts of generosity to Him and His work. Beloved, I encourage you to imitate the two examples of consecrated givers I have given you -- Jesus Christ and the Macedonians. I also want you to realise that God is interested in your soul, not only your gift.


You can also be a life giver. Giving does not involve only money. You can give your time, talent and resources and you can win souls. A good example here lies in Peter and John, who had neither silver nor gold, but instead gave life to the lame man (Mark 12:41-44). The truth is that using your gift to do the work of ministry and move God's Kingdom forward, win souls and impact lives positively amounts to giving. You will not regret being a life giver.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

Giving is the key to success, fulfilment and prosperity.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

I PROPHESY THAT HEAVEN WILL REMEMBER AND REWARD YOUR GIVING THIS YEAR, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

1. Father, help me to improve on my giving, in the name of Jesus.

2. Father, make me a sacrificial giver, in the order of David, in the name of Jesus.

3. O Lord, make me a consecrated giver, in the order of the Macedonians, in the name of Jesus.


𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

4. My Father and my God, make me a life giver, in the order of Peter and John, in the name of Jesus.

5. O Lord, help me to give my gold, silver, talent and all to You, in the name of Jesus.

6. Father, give me the blessings of a faithful giver, in the name of Jesus.

7. Father, let my giving produce the reward of peace and joy in my life, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 15, Job 16, Job 17, Job 18, Matthew 20:20-34, Psalm 17:13-15


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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