TREM Devotional 18 March 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – What You Carry Is For People
TOPIC: What You Carry Is For People (TREM Devotional 18 March 2021)
“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.” Genesis 50:20-21 KJV
Joseph’s brethren went and fell down before his face and said “behold we are your servants.” The dream became fulfilled! And Joseph told them, “fear not, am I in the place of God?” In other words, it is God that did it, not me. Believers today need to understand this. Let’s not be too braggadocious. That you are beautiful is not because you used perfume or applied make up. It is God who crafted you.
Do you look at yourself in the mirror and thank God for the way He has made you? Even if you’re short, thank him for the way He has made you. No matter your features, whether dark complexion or big lips, thank God because there is a reason He crafted you that way.
Joseph said I am not God! “But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Genesis 50:20). In other words, what He did for me was not really for me, but for people. What you carry is not of any good if it is not dispensed. God has anointed me to preach. Of what good is the anointing, if I refuse to preach? What you carry is for people, not for you. The money you have is for people, not for you. The money you have is for the expansion and the enlargement of the kingdom.
The question is: whose life are you affecting positively? Why are you waiting for someone to beg you before you serve? Why are you making all the excuses? Always remember what the Lord did for you. If God marks your mess, can you stand? We are all products of mercy and grace.
Further Reading: John 15:1-16
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Deuteronomy 30-31
Evening – Mark 15:1-25
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.
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