Topic: Caring With A Godly Heart 3
Fire Scripture: Prov. 11:24-28
24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
Outline: MFM Devotional 10 September 2021 Today
Jesus Christ remains our Ultimate Role Model in caring. He lived and cared for persons of various categories, status, age, spirituality notwithstanding. He is compassionate and loving. He knows the mind of men. He knows their needs even before they say it. Jesus came to heal, save and deliver.
He heals the sick, binds the broken hearted and liberates those in bondage. He expects us to do the same, esteeming others before ourselves. It is a mark of humility and brokenness. He said, “Greater works than this shall ye do……” (John 14:12). Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Caring is an act of peace and kindness. Only with Him and through Him can we achieve this all encompassing peace, both in the giver and the recipient.
Caring God’s own way brings cure to sick and hurting minds. It involves speaking words of encouragement and ediﬁcation to strengthen the weak. There are many in need of inner healing all around you, both in and out of Church. Have you ever cared for the aged around you, the less privileged and the helpless? Decide to do something today.
Start from somewhere. Don’t despise the day of little beginning. Be kind, all the same, even when you are not cared for! Every small drop of kindness from you to others becomes a ripple, spreading beyond you and your lifetime in the ocean of life. These acts of kindness write volume about you on the table of the hearts of men. Scriptures repeatedly made mention of caring for one another as being the very heart beat of God (Pro.19:17), and signs of good and healthy Christian lifestyle (Rom.12: 10,13).
Keeping to yourself or being stingy with your love and substance amounts to miserliness, in every manner of it. Unfortunately, no man increases under such practices (Prov. 11:24) Apostle Paul said far beyond his harrowing experience in ministry, the care of Churches is utmost on his mind (2 Cor. 11:28). What an afﬁrmation of genuine love for souls! He constantly taught brethren how to spend and be spent, for the sake of caring for fellow Christians.
Most importantly he emphasised the issue of giving willingly and cheerfully, not grudgingly. (2 Cor. 9: 6-8). He taught them to give not only their substance but ﬁrst themselves. This true and genuine service is pleasing unto God (Heb. 13:16).
Prov. 11: 25 – The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy other people can be because of you. Let goodness flow from you into other lives!
I decree upon your life that you become a showcase of God’s goodness and power, in the name of Jesus.
TODAY: MFM Devotional 10 September 2021 Today Friday
HYMN: The King of Love My Shepherd
1. The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever.
2. Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.
3. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home rejoicing bro’t me.
4. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.
5. Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth:
And O what transport of delight
From thy pure chalice floweth!
6. And so thru all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.
TODAY PRAYER POINTS (SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2021)
1. O Lord, help me to do what is pleasing unto You, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father Lord, make me a cheerful giver and not a grudge, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, make me strong for others to lean on, in the name of Jesus.
4. O God, arise and make me a reliable steward of Your resources, in the name of Jesus.
5. O Lord, help me to be a vessel of honour fit for Your use, in the name of Jesus.
6. Spirit of Mammon, I refuse to be your slave, in the name of Jesus.
7. Spirit of love, kindness and goodness from the Lord, possess me now, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Daniel 4; Daniel 5; Daniel 6
MFM Daily Devotional 10th September 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya