MFM Devotional Today 2 February 2024 || Sacrificial Giving (2)
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2024
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Leviticus 7, Leviticus 8, Leviticus 9, Acts 8, Acts 9, Acts 10
TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL GIVING 2
2 Corinthians 8:1-9
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Sacrificial giving is the key to Abraham’s blessings.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
From Today Transgenerational Blessings are yours, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
MFM DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 2024
God is the greatest sacrificial giver. He laid down sacrificial giving as a scriptural principle when He gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ as an atoning sacrifice to redeem the lost mankind. The Son of God became the son of man so that the sons of men might become sons of God. God gave His most prized- possession, His best. It was a gift that cost Him so much but with the sacrifice, He was able to bring the whole world back to Himself. It was a sacrifice that cost God something huge. It was motivated by love. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Jesus gave sacrificially too. He gave us Himself. He died in our place and gave us abundant and eternal life. His coming to earth cost Him His throne, crown, glory and life. His giving was motivated by sacrificial and self-sacrificing love. Though He was rich, Jesus became poor for our sake (2 Corinthians 8:9).
The Macedonian church gave sacrificially and Paul advised the Corinthian Christians to follow their example. This is because though the Macedonians were poor themselves, they gave more than what was expected of them. They gave as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation. They pleaded with Paul to take their money and use it to help their fellow Christians (2 Corinthians 8:1-5).
The basic lessons God wants you to learn on sacrificial giving and practise regularly are as follows: (1) It is not truly sacrificial giving if it does not cost you something and hurt you. (2) Don’t give left-over and expect God to give you treasures. (3) Anything worth giving is worth giving well (4) The more you give, the bigger you will become. (5) Give sacrificially out of love and as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.
Beloved, poverty will become a thing of the past in your life, the moment you replace stinginess and selfishness towards God with sacrificial giving. Change your attitude towards giving today and heaven will give you pleasant surprises. Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
MFM PRAYER POINTS FOR 2ND FEBRUARY 2024
1. Father, I thank You for being my best example of sacrificial giving, in the name of Jesus.
2. Lord Jesus, I thank You for the greatest gift of Yourself.
3. Father, teach me to give out of love and generosity, in the name of Jesus.
4. Henceforth, Father, give me the right attitude towards giving, in the name of Jesus.
5. Powers holding me back from giving sacrificially, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. As I give sacrificially to the Lord, I command the spirit of poverty assigned against my life to die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Heavens over my life, hear the word of the Lord, open by fire, in the name of Jesus.
©2024 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐄 is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)