Our Daily Manna August 8, 2017: ODM devotional – The Toe - Tapper: You Are A V.I.P-Flatimes

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Our Daily Manna August 8, 2017: ODM devotional – The Toe - Tapper: You Are A V.I.P


Never despise yourself or envy another minister or ministry! Stay where you have been given grace and heaven will make a difference with your life.

Topic — The Toe - Tapper: You Are A V.I.P [Tuesday 8 August, 2017]

(1 Corinthians 12:18-27).

One day, a wise man came to a small town and needed a place to stay, so he went to the nearest church. He met a group of people arguing about how they could best please God. “I will help you, “the man told them, “but you must promise to use what I give you to glorify God.” They agreed. He then went on to give each of them gifts – one was to be a pianist, another a flutist, to another he gave a saxophone, to another a violin and to yet another he gave the role of toe-tapping, I.e. using his feet to tap the floor. At first, the team worked together and their production was marvelous till one day when during a practice session, the violinist said to the pianist, “I am so glad I have the important job of playing the violin, I thank God I am not the ordinary toe-tapper.” That statement so hurt the toe-tapper that he dropped out of the group.

The result was that their next concert was a flop. Then the flutist said in frustration: “Without that toe-tapper here, I don’t know when to come in for my part”. The saxophonist said the same thing till the violinist with tears apologized: “I am the reason for this mess. I thought I was so important that I didn’t need the help of the toe-tapper; I was wrong”. They apologized to the toe-tapper and next Sunday, their church was so blessed and God looked down, smile and even winked at the toe-tapper! 1 Cor. 12: 26-28 talks about the fact that every child of God is crucial. You are very important to God in your local church or wherever you are!

Never give up in that little area where God has called you. Never despise yourself or envy another minister or ministry! Stay where you have been given grace and heaven will make a difference with your life. The Pastor on TV and the unseen sweeper of the church floor will receive the same reward because God does not reward glamour or visibility. He rewards the 12 – letter word: FAITHFULNESS! Never look down on yourself! You are a VIP!

Prayer Points: Take any song of worship as led.

1. Thank God for today’s word and pray as you are led!

2. Repent from looking down on yourself or the little assignments in your local church. Repent from pride in the past!

3. Tell God to use you and make a difference with your life.

4. Ask for the grace to be faithful at where you are now!

5. Cancel the loss of a very important document this week.

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.