Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 3:4(KJV); God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
One day, a man of God narrated how he and his ministry were struggling financially.
Understandably, they had needs: rent to clear, machines to be paid for and other church needs to be met.
I advised him that he was flaunting certain biblical principles of financial success, two of which were the giving of tithe and first fruit, and as such I asked him to ensure that as a ministry, they give their tithe and first fruit to whoever was their spiritual authority.
The Lord also further instructed me that if they did obey, I was to meet every financial need of the ministry that entire month.
I asked them for their budget and put aside the necessary amount.
Unfortunately, the man of God called me and told me that their needs were too heavy and as such, they could not afford to tithe or give first fruit.
What he did not know was that the Lord had also already made a way to sustain them had they obeyed.
What should this teach you, child of God?
Never put your need above the principles of God. This is not about only money; sometimes He might want you to forgive; He might want you to let go of a job or of a relationship that does not glorify His name.
It doesn’t matter how constrained you might feel; choose to obey and let God take care of the rest.
Yes, it might be difficult and might feel greatly constraining but God is true, like our theme scripture says.
He will reward your faithfulness.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 8:31, Jeremiah 17:5
Never put your need above the principles of God.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for this Word. I know that you are my ever present help in times of need; I lean on you God with all my heart, soul and mind. I choose never to look at my need but to look to what your Word says. I walk in obedience to your truth regardless of the demands of my circumstances. In Jesus’ name. Amen.