Topic: The Newspaper Guy That Is Richer Than Bill Gates
Scripture: Proverbs 3: 27-33, Luke 6
When Bill Gates was still the richest man in the world, somebody asked him if there was anyone that was richer than him? And Bill Gates answered, “Yes, there is” and started telling the story of a newspaper guy and his encounter with him. Gates said that while he was waiting for his flight, he decided to buy a newspaper. But after he grabbed the newspaper, he looked for change in his wallet but couldn’t find any. The newspaper guy told him to take it.
A couple of months later, Gates flew into that same airport and when he went to buy a newspaper, the same guy was selling them and the same thing happened. After he grabbed the newspaper, he couldn’t find any change in his wallet. And again the guy told him to take it. “Not again,” Gates said, “You gave me a free newspaper last time.” The guy replied, “Yes you can take it, I’ll deduct it from my profit, it’s not a loss to me, just take it.”
A couple of years later, after Bill Gates became the richest man in the world, he remembered this newspaper guy. He tracked him down after a month and a half and asked him: “Do you know who I am?” The newspaper guy answered: “Yes I do, you are Bill Gates.” Gates asked him: “Do you remember giving me newspapers for free?” “Yes I do,” the newspaper guy answered. Gates then said: “I want to repay you for what you did for me back then. Name anything you want and I will do it for you.” But much to Bill Gate’s surprise, the newspaper guy said: “No, I can’t.” Bill Gates asked him, “Why?” And the newspaper guy said: “It’s not the same.” “How do you mean?” Gates asked him. The newspaper guy went on to say: “I didn’t have anything, yet I helped you. You want to repay me now that you have everything! It’s not the same.” That’s when Bill Gates knew that it was by far greater to have a rich heart than a lot of money.
The newspaper guy had no money but he had a good (rich) heart and out of his good/rich heart, he did those good deeds which Bill Gates may never have done, were he to be in the guy’s shoes. And this is more than money! A wise man once said: “No beauty shines brighter than a good heart.’’
Today’s 1st Basic Scripture(Vs.27-28) says: “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, ‘Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.” As you bless others, you will NEVER GO DOWN and SUDDEN DOORS OF SUPPLY will open for your destiny! ONLINE VIGIL PRAYERS FOR ALL-ROUND SETTLEMENT:
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Our Daily Manna 21 May 2021 ODM Friday Devotional Prayer Points!
1. Take Song 1: My faith looks up…
2. In your own words, pray about today’s word as you are led now.
3. Repent from ways in which you have hidden good from others!
4. Repent from ways in which you have been using “praying for others” to avoid “giving to others.”
Oh God! Let my life bring glory to Your name through my good deeds, in Jesus name
Oh God! Give me the capacity and the heart to give in Jesus name.
My good deeds will not go unrewarded. There shall be OPEN REWARD in Jesus name.
Thanks for reading Today’s Our Daily Manna 21 May 2021 by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.