MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 6 June 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Wisdom in Handling Money
TOPIC: Wisdom in Handling Money (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 6 June 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 25-27; John 16
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 12:16-21
MEMORY VERSE: “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” – 1 Timothy 5:8
Man would have naturally prosper, excel and be fulfilled in all things if he could reverence, trust and depend on God the way children trust their parents for daily need. On the contrary, ignorance and the fear of tomorrow have caused man to be entangled in actions that make him move in vicious cycle and most often, to a standstill and despair sooner than later. Nevertheless, God wants us to prosper in all areas of our endeavours. The Bible clearly tells us that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments” (Psalm 111:10). A Christian must therefore involve God and follow godly principles in the handling of personal or family funds. Being the giver of every good gift, it is wise to first thank God for every income or gift, fulfil the first responsibility to God in tithes, offerings, first fruits, sowing seed etc. This is certainly not burdensome for a believer who considers all the benefits that go with such obedience. The next wise step is to prayerfully draw up a budget based on meeting the needs of our family for food, shelter, health, education, raiment, utility bills, etc. God is pleased when we make our family happy but it is unwise to indulge and spoil our children by giving them everything they want. Next, care for our parents, the poor and the needy within our extended family, friends and those around us.
As good citizens, we must as a necessity pay our tax as and when due. As an employer of labour, the wages of people working for us must be part of our budget and paid timely too. God is not pleased when such monies are delayed, invested or used to solve other problems by the employer (James 5:4). Unity and transparency in handling and spending family budget is a necessity for couples if mismanagement, wastage and conflict must be avoided. There is no wisdom in engaging in unplanned spending, spending above your earnings, or buying on credit even when you are expecting some money.
It is also very important that we invest or gradually save money, no matter how little it may be, to meet expected and unexpected needs that may arise from time to time. Never wait until you have a huge sum, save as you earn. A Christian must never love or worship money to the point of ignoring responsibilities. If God indeed is our Shepherd, we must rest on Him and follow godly principles in handling our money, and we shall not be in want, in Jesus’ name.
THE STORE HOUSE OF THOSE WHO FEAR AND PARTNER WITH GOD NEVER GOES DRY.
Your life shall never cease to be God’s treasure house.
- O God my Father, arise and prosper my hands, in the name of Jesus.
- Because I love the LORD, I shall prosper and be in health, in the name of Jesus.
- O God my Father, arise and give me the treasures of the heathen, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, arise and single me out for greatness, in the name of Jesus.
- O heavens over my prosperity, open by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Wisdom for wise investments unto great harvests, my life is available, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
- Satanic pit assigned to swallow my finances, you are a liar, close now by fire, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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