MFM Daily Devotional 11th July 2022 (Monday)
TOPIC: Rewards of Faithful Stewardship (2)
Genesis 2:15 – “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
The key word of the dedicated Christian should be giving. Charitable contributions speak eloquently of your unselfish Christian generosity.
Receive the grace to be completely sold out to God, in the name of Jesus.
1 Peter 4:10-11(KJV)
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
MFM Daily Devotional 11th July 2022 OUTLINE
The Bible clearly stipulates the qualities that a steward must possess. Beloved, let us examine some of these defining characteristics of a good and faithful steward in the light of the Scriptures.
First, a good and faithful steward is totally surrendered to God and dependent on Him. He allows Him to lead and show the way. He understands that God is the Owner and takes instructions from Him on how to manage the resources entrusted to him. For a surrendered steward, it is no longer, “How do I want to spend my day?” It is now, “God, how do you want me to spend Your day?”
It is no longer, “How do I want to spend my money?” It is now, “God, how do you want me to spend Your money?” It is no longer, “How much of my money do I want to give to the Lord?” It is now, “God, how much of Your money should I be keeping for myself?” It is no longer, “How do I want to care for and feed my body?” It is now, “God, how do You want me to care for and feed Your body?”
MFM Daily Devotional 11th July 2022 || Mountain Top Life
It is no longer, “How do I want to raise my children?” It is now, “God, how do You want me to raise Your children?” It is no longer, “What kind of house and car do I want to have?” It is now, “God, what kind of house and car do You want me to have?” Second, a good and faithful steward lives a life of regular self-examination.
In 2 Corinthians 13:5, Paul admonished the believers in Corinth to examine themselves, to see whether they are in the faith. He also told them in 1 Corinthians 11:28 that a man ought to examine himself before he eats or drinks of the cup (referring to taking the communion).
Also, Prophet Jeremiah exhorted people in Lamentation 3:40 to test and examine their ways. Therefore, to be a faithful steward of someone else’s resources, you should routinely examine how effectively you are carrying out your responsibilities.
As a parent, leader, employee or in whatever capacity you act as a steward, you should carry out this self-examination periodically. The purpose is to help you see where you stand or what you weigh on God’s scale and adjust appropriately.
MFM Daily Devotional 11th July 2022 PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, give me the grace to live for You and be completely sold out to You, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, give me the grace to examine myself regularly and to remain in Your will, in the name of Jesus.
3. Any power assigned to make me fail in stewardship, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, make me a loyal and faithful steward, in the name of Jesus.
5. As a steward, I will not weigh poorly in the scale of God, in the name of Jesus.
6. I declare that I will not waste God’s resources entrusted to my care, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, make me a selfless steward, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Daily Devotional 1th July 2022 (Mountain Top Life) ©2022 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐄 is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide).