Our Daily Manna October – December 2019 – A Devotional Booklet for Champions by Bishop (Dr.) Chris E. Kwakpovwe in Epub
It’s been popularly reported that a rich Harvard university graduate said: “My one big mistake in life has been providing a trust fund for my five children. I’m very comfortable paying for an education for as long as they want to study in a reputable university. However, providing additional funds so they could have a lifestyle beyond what they have achieved on their own was a mistake”. A leadership teacher, John Maxwell says “If you do everything for your children, what will they do for themselves?” By the time they finish university education, we have slaved and built houses for them, put car keys in their hands, bankrolled their weddings when they’re getting married. What then will they do for themselves? In the course of doing these for them, some people develop hypertension and all sorts of illnesses. Some slump and die. Some steal to achieve these luxuries for their children. Inheritance goes beyond material things. Give them the right values, strong character and a revelatory knowledge of the power they carry as an extension of God; they will. —they will create water to sell in the desert and sell sand to the Arabs to build mansions for themselves. Do something for your children to make them have a softer take off but do not take over their lives.” The above is so true but the LORD wants you to know that YOU ARE NOT THE GOD OF YOUR CHILDREN. You are their parent or guardian! Their ULTIMATE PROVIDER is Jehovah God! Let those you are helping know this. Yes! Proverbs 13: 22 (NIV) says: “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children…” but balance it with Vs. 24: “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” So leaving an inheritance and USING THE ROD (meaning training, discipline and experience – NOT SPOILING THEM ) must go together! If you leave an inheritance without training, then that inheritance will be ABUSED! Tell your children HOW TO MAKE THEIR OWN MONEY! Allow them to make their own mistakes! And let them know that if God could do it for you, He can do it for them! Always remind them that the only thing guaranteed to them is A GOOD EDUCATION and a FANTASTIC ROD (balanced training)! Nothing more! If they get a house or cash from you, it is a privilege, not a right! Make sure you enjoy your little blessings or wealth as much as possible because your children might even go to court to fight themselves after your death – WILL or no WILL! Oh what a life!
STOP PLAYING GOD!
Note that when God introduced Himself to Moses in Exodus 3,He did not says, “I Was” (past tense). He said, “I AM” (fresh and present tense). To really know Him as “I AM’, you must know Him in the present (not in the past). But you cannot know Him in the present (as “I AM”, unless you come to Him everyday through HIS WORD, PRAYER and WORSHIP. This is what OUR DAILY MANNA helps to provide for you and your family, through its organized DAILY PRACTICAL LIFE STORIES, inspirational bible expositions, breakthrough prayer points, songs and strong prophetic declarations