THEOPNEUSTOS “GOD BREATHED”
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 2016
TITLE: GIVE ON GOD’S GROUND
AUTHORED BY PASTOR CHARLES AND FAVOUR CHUKWUEMEZIE
1 KINGS 17: 8-9 ” Then the word of the LORD came to him: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.”
To give on God’s ground is to give on God’s command. The truth is that giving is good but not all giving is profitable. In giving one must be sensitive to God.
There’s so much preaching about how the widow gave from her last meal to the prophet and, eventually ended up with surplus but, this too should not be ruled out…that this widow gave on God’s command. God told the prophet to go, that He has commanded a woman there to supply him with food; and we know that God doesn’t lie.
There would never have been surplus if God had not commanded that widow. God provided a ram in place of Isaac, only on the mount He commanded Abraham to do the sacrifice.
If you are expecting a great harvest in your life, then you must learn to give on God’s ground. It is not all soil that are fertile, some are not and even if some are, they may not be favourable for some kind of seed.
There are some places and people you shouldn’t waste your giving on. “Give not holy things to dogs’
Dogs here means people who don’t appreciate and they only come to you for what they can get, not that they love you.
Be wise when giving. Don’t give only because you want to get. Give for love. Give to be a solution to a problem. Give as God commanded, don’t just give because you have. Follow God’s leading in your spirit. The liberal soul shall indeed be made fat.
PRAYER AND DECLARATION
EVEN IN MY GIVING LIFE, O GOD, HELP MY EARS TO BE SENSITIVE AND ATTENTIVE TO YOUR LEADING, IN JESUS NAME… AMEN
WORDS ON MARBLE
YOU NEVER GO WRONG FOLLOWING GOD’S LEADING. .. CHARLES CHUKWUEMEZIE
1 KINGS 13:1-25