TOPIC: Learn To Invest In People (Thursday, 08 March 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” – Romans 12:10
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry, so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you? She replied, “You don’t owe me anything.” “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” He said, “Then I thank you from my heart.” As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Many years later, that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown, he went in to see her. He recognised her at once.
He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day, he gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, and then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words, “Paid in full with one glass of milk” (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: “Thank You, God, that your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands.”
The Bible says in Romans 12:10, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.” Another translation says, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Out do yourselves in honouring one another.” Charity should be a culture for believers. It should be our life style. It is the way to reflect the love of God in our hearts. Beloved, here is wisdom!
There is honour in preferring one another.
The Lord shall arise and honour you today for every love you have shown towards your neighbour.
1. My Father, break me and remould me. Lord, reshape me into the image which You desire of me, in the name of Jesus.
2. Stretch me, Lord, and expand me into the new areas of life which You have destined for me, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord, lead me along that narrow path which You have chosen for me, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, by Your power, I decree that my destiny shall be fulfilled as You have planned it before I was formed in my mother’s womb.
5. O Lord, use me, for the magnification of Your name, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, use me and make me a blessing to all those around me, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father let the image of Christ be seen in me, 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)