(Partnership—God’s Way Of Setting You Up For Greater Blessings)
TO THE BIBLE: Philippians 4:15 CEV
“My friends at Philippi, you remember what it was like when I started preaching the good news in Macedonia. After I left there, you were the only church that became my partner by giving blessings and by receiving them in return.”
The Bible tells us about a certain widow in Zarephath who was poor and had nothing, yet the Lord commanded her to take care of the prophet Elijah during the period of famine.
Before meeting her, Elijah was being fed supernaturally by ravens that regularly brought him food, and he also drank from a brook (1 Kings 17:4). However, the brook dried up and the ravens stopped bringing him food.
Then, God commanded him to go to the widow. By feeding the Prophet Elijah, the widow received her miracle: “So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah” (1 Kings 17:15-16).
Every opportunity you have to give to God is His way of setting you up for greater blessings. God doesn’t ask you to give because He wants something from you, but because He’s got something greater in store for you.
Some have gotten frustrated and given up on giving because they had, at one time, given their time and resources to the Lord and the work of the ministry without any immediate result, and to them, it seemed the circumstances of their lives wouldn’t improve if they continued.
If only they knew that through their constant giving, God was setting them up for a greater and more glorious future, they would rejoice!
Not only did the Lord take care of the widow’s immediate needs after she fed the prophet, but He also took care of her future (Read 1 Kings 17:17-23).
Never allow anything to stop you or discourage you from giving to the things of the Kingdom. Partner with the Lord big-time by investing your time and resources in world evangelism and you’d be glad you did.
2 Corinthians 8:23; Philippians 1:1-7
Dear Father, thank you for the wonderful opportunity I have to partner with you by giving my time and resources to the spread of your work around the world in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 23:12-35, Job 40-42
Luke 9:1-9, Joshua 11
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Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.