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03/10/2023 - 04/10/2023 All day

“Now the main point of what we are saying is this: we do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the tabernacle, set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being” – (Hebrew 8:1-2).

In every town there are Godfathers who help open doors for those seeking opportunities. Usually they are the well-connected big shots who hold the levers of power. Sometimes they ask for a price to connect you. At other times you are just lucky to know them to throw in a word without their asking. They hold keys to many offices.

As a believer you may ask, who is now my Godfather in this life? Perhaps you fear not being connected to the right family with means. Maybe you did not go to the right school where you could have met a power broker. Or, you fear that you come from a minor tribe with just a few big shots in town unlike others. Your Gender might be still at the wrong end of the stick. Who is my Godfather, you ask, to speak for me!

Do not worry. As a Believer in Christ you have a father who stands above all. He is the Lord Jesus Christ-and so, you are not alone. “What then shall we say these things, if God is for us who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us as all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32).

Where others have physical Godfathers looming everywhere, in every corridor of power, as a believer you have a father who is "at the right hand of God, who is interceding for us” (vv34). May this be God’s comforting word to you, just in case you worry that you lack a Godfathers, unlike those who beat their chests that they “know someone!”

Prayer for today: Lord God Father of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, what a comfort to know that because of faith in you I have a Father in heaven ever interceding for me, who stands above any, and whom I surrender all my needs, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    “The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them” – (Deuteronomy 28:2).

    Every now and then one chances upon someone despising the importance of being enterprising. To some being enterprising can be equated to the love of money and it’s pitfalls (1 Tim 6:10). Others see it as being overtly worldly. Yet, far from it, being enterprising is clearly an avenue God has given believers to raise resources for their well-being and promotion of the rich Gospel.

    The Bible is full of enterprising characters who were used mightily of God. Abraham was apparently a good rancher that he “become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold” (Gen 13:2). Job was hated by Satan who sought to destroy him because “He owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He also had many servants. He was, in fact, the richest person in that entire area” (Job 1:3).

    The Lord Jesus Christ was born and raised in the house of Joseph, the carpenter (Mathew 13:55). Carpenters do not create works of beauty to donate for free. To prosper they must run sustainable enterprises which pay taxes and make profit. The Apostle Paul would often rely on enterprising people to support him in his ministry. One of his worthy converts “was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God (Acts 16:14).

    Though Paul was a law don once he went to the mission field, other than cling to his titles by burdening his hosts he often dabbled in tent making to support himself. In Corinth he teamed up with an amazing couple, Priscilla and Aquila, and “because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them” (Acts 18:3). This couple run a successful tent making business that enabled them support mission work.

    And then of course, there is the noble woman of character, as told in Proverbs 31, who “selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings.. She sees that her trading is profitable…She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes (vv 13-25).

    When the body of believers is filled with such enterprising people it generates resources important to sustain God’s work. Further, the work of God is then supported without being dependent on sources that might compromise the mission, as sometimes we see! Be enterprising!

    Prayer for today: Lord father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you who has given us the gift of enterprise, today I pray to use this gift to take care of my needs and support the expansion of your kingdom on earth, this I pray in Jesus’ Name.