TEEVO DAILY DEVOTIONAL;
25TH JUNE , 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
GET BIG AND INFLUENTIAL;
(Be Big Enough To Help Others)
TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”
The scripture above is the Lord’s desire for you. Whatever the need, irrespective of the circumstances, He wants you to be self-sufficient, so much so that you require no aid or support. But you see, He wants you to get big enough for others. The reason for being self-sufficient in all things is for you to do good things for others every time. That immediately brings something to mind: you really don’t live for yourself, but for other people. Galatians 6:10 says, “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith” (NASB).
Abraham, David and all the great men and women in the Bible didn’t live for themselves. You may have told yourself, “I don’t have money with which to help others,” but that’s why God makes all grace abound toward you. If you’re a student, for example, how many of your classmates do you help with what you know, or do you hide your books and play dumb when they come around you? You must be able to share what you have. You have a much bigger, and wider family than your biological household; you belong in the household of faith.
So, don’t say, “I only want enough for me and my immediate family”; that’s not good enough. Make up your mind to be a blessing to others. If you bless people, you’ll always be lifted. This is because your uplifting begins with your uplifting others. You’re a greater success as you help others to succeed. God will make happen for you what you make happen for others. So keep giving, and keep helping those around you to stand strong.
Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:9-10 AMPC
Dear Father, thank you for making me a custodian of Kingdom wealth; I’m the light of the world, and by your Spirit, I touch lives, mend broken hearts, bring healing to the nations, and prosperity to those in need, all to the praise and glory of your Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 11:19-30, Nehemiah 1-3
Luke 4:1-13, Deuteronomy 23
Look around your neighbourhood, and become sensitive to the needs of those around you to be a blessing.