Hello Smart Stewards!
Our Motivator today will continue from our last week's Monday Motivator discussion.
Remember Saul and his servant ran out of bread on their journey to destiny( well on their journey of looking for the lost asses).
Then Saul said to his servant, “But look, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For THE BREAD in our vessels is all gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?” 1Samuel 9:7 NKJV
So after the encounter with Samuel, he said this to Saul:
"Then you shall go on forward from there and come to the terebinth tree of Tabor. There three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine. And they will greet you and give you TWO LOAVES OF BREAD, which you shall receive from their hands.”
I Samuel 10:3-4 NKJV
Have you ever pondered on Samuel's prophecy to Saul and the fact that out of all the people he would meet on his way back, the only things they would give him from their bounty would be two loaves of bread(one for him, one for his servant I presume)? They ran out of bread; sustenance had ceased and there needed to be a provision for them. The men were taking the provisions to God's house in Bethel, but God "shared" what was His with Saul.
The minimum anyone should have is food on the table. God detests hunger; He gave the Israelites Manna( Bread) and food is depicted as bread in many instances in the bible. That was why Jesus fed the crowd twice with so much that there were many baskets of leftovers. Apart from diverse healings, this was about the only miracle replicated in the same way and manner: provision of food for people to eat.
Smart Stewards, God is taking us places; we are going to manage mega wealth and He's training us to becoming good managers already! However, on this journey, no Smart Steward must ever go to bed hungry. No matter where you are in God's class of financial training, you must not be lacking food. "I have been young, now I am old, I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread" (Psa 37:25)
For Saul, the bible indicated he was given bread; not wine or one of the goats (there's no coincidence in the bible). God's point I think, was more like : Saul, you must never run out of bread! Maybe the wine and the goats could be explained as luxury relatively, but hey if there's nothing at all, there must always be bread somehow!
Begging to eat is a No No in this kingdom we belong. God has given everyone a minimum of one (1) talent with which you should trade and eat from.Having Bread for food and then you move to the next level of having seeds to sow. The bible says God gives bread for food and seed to the sower (2nd Cor 9:10)
Peradventure there is anyone here who can't even afford to feed, we would be willing to help. No cash will be given, only food. Please inbox me! And if there's anyone willing to be a blessing in feeding those who don't have, please inbox me as well.
And here is our challenge for this week. How about giving at least two loaves of bread to those who are challenged around us? Beggars, homeless, sick, orphanages, roadside cleaners, even policemen or that needy person at work! Get them bread( and whatever you can afford), take pictures of/with them and hashtag it #TwoLoaves. Upload your pictures to the group page (not a must) and let's run this throughout January. Spread the word, Let's make heaven smile on us, let's make the needy laugh!
Your Two Loaves might be a gift to someone on a journey to destiny. Heaven will recognize that gesture!
Sola Shiphrah Adesakin
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