WINNING EACH DAY DEVOTIONAL
2 Cor 2:14 And thanks be to GOD who ALWAYS causes us to triumph…
June 21, 2017
John 4:36 CEV
Even now the harvest workers are receiving their reward by gathering a harvest that brings eternal life. Then everyone who planted the seed and everyone who harvests the crop will celebrate together.
Cyrus McCormick wasn’t just an agriculturist, he was also an industrialist. He was quite good at convincing farmers to buy his own product. He maximized the newly constructed railway lines in America to get his product to the West for sale. McCormick wasn’t just an industrialist, he was also a Christian who had value for the Kingdom.
He believed that God called him to feed the world. The invention of the reaper was going to help him fulfil that vision. The money from the business also helped finance the gospel. His financial input was a major driving force that helped D.L. Moody start his fellowship. He was a consistent giver towards church planting and gave significantly to theological and educational institutions within and outside America that glorified Jesus. Cyrus and his wife Nancy were Kingdom financiers who gave (in today’s parlance) well over 160 million U.S dollars.
In God’s agenda, there are those who preach, those who pray, and those who pay. At the end of the day, everyone celebrates together. On the Perfect Day, everyone is rewarded for their role… and the reward begins here on earth. The best investment is an eternal one, especially when the Rewarder is God, the Eternal One. Reaping souls is a venture for the wise.
CONFESSION: In God’s Kingdom, I am an asset and not a liability. I’m a plus to the Body of Christ. I solve problems. I make God famous.
PRAYER: Use me Lord to show someone the way, then enable me to say “my storage is empty and I am available to you”.
FURTHER READING: Dan 12:3, Mk 16:15, Psa 126:5-6.