TOPIC: Just A Little Mistake
BASIC SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25 : 14-23
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents*, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth* with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Welcome! Share with me this “popular” story: “One night before a shopkeeper closed for the day, a dog came into the shop with a bag in its mouth. The bag had a list of items to be bought and money. So the shopkeeper took the money and put the items in the bag. Immediately, the dog picked up the bag of items and left.
The shopkeeper was surprised and went behind the dog to see who the owner was. The dog waited at the bus-stop. After sometime, a bus came and the dog got onto the bus. As soon as the conductor came, the dog moved forward to show its neck belt which had money and the address as well. The conductor took the money and put the ticket in its neck belt again. When it reached its destination, the dog went to the front and wagged its tail indicating that it wanted to get down. UNBELIEVABLE! The shopkeeper was still following it.
The dog knocked on the door of a house with its legs. The occupant (owner) came from inside and beat the dog with a stick. The shocked shopkeeper asked him “why are you beating the dog”? To which the owner replied, “he disturbed my sleep. It could have taken the keys with it.” Wow! What the Holy Ghost is saying to a user of today’s devotional is, learn the act of appreciation daily.
The owner of the dog had no idea of what his dog went through to get those items, yet instead of appreciating it, he beat the dog. Lots of people are like that! They forget the good you do for them! Most people have no idea about what you have gone through in life to make them happy. However, focus on doing the right thing always, even when people don’t appreciate you.
God is your rewarder and on that last day He will tell you, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Master.” No matter how the year has been and no matter how UNGRATEFUL people have been, just LOOK UP AND HOLD ON!
Take any worship song as led.
In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
Repent from ways in which you have judged and condemned people in the past.
Repent from ways in which you have not been grateful to others.
Lord, in this 2nd half of 2021, let the good things I have done in the past speak for me in Jesus name.
Lord, You are a rewarder. I reject discouragement now in Jesus name.
Any plan to turn my good to bad in the eyes of men, scatter now in Jesus name.
Pray about any other issue(s) affecting your peace. CANCEL an irreversible mistake today!
Our Daily Manna 5 July 2021 ODM Devotional Message. Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe (author of ODM) is a dynamic man of God with strong prophetic, healing, preaching and teaching ministries. Since he met the Lord and got born again on February 3rd 1976, as a student at the prestigious government college Ughelli, Delta State of Nigeria, he has been preaching the word in Creeks, Villages and Cities with signs following.