Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, January 29
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Proverbs 3:9-10 NKJV “Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.”
Do you want to have plenty? Give to God deliberately. You can’t keep giving excuses of not having enough, or not earning enough; why don’t you try God? Or don’t you really believe that He is as powerful as He says He is?
See, some of us have secured our futures! We have given God even our last kobo! We didn’t care about how or where the next meals would come from, we put our resources into the work of God to honour Him and to bless lives, and we still do! You can’t keep honouring Him without actions! Lip service can only take you so far; sign that cheque, make that withdrawal, package something really befitting for the King of kings and Lord of lords and drop it at the altar! This is not the year to give God change as you have been doing, stop it at once!
Giving is the appropriate response to the blessing. When you receive a blessing, give. We learn that from Abraham: “Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ And Abraham gave him a tithe of all.” Don’t be cajoled to give; don’t wait to hear a message on giving before you are stirred up to give; honour God by giving to Him, so shall you be filled with plenty! Hallelujah!