DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi ~ Mentoring For Christ
TOPIC: Mentoring For Christ (DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2022)
TEXT: 2 Timothy 1:1-6 (KJV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
KEY VERSE: “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands” (2 TIMOTHY 1:6).
DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:
A pastor was told by his superior that something was wrong with his ministry. He was reminded, “Only one person has been added to your church this year, and he is only a boy”. Later that day, heavy of heart, the pastor was praying when someone walked up behind him. Turning around, he saw the same boy – his only convert that year. The boy said, “Pastor, do you think I could become a preacher or missionary some day?” The pastor encouraged him to pray about it. The lad was Robert Moffat, who was destined to open Africa to the gospel of Christ. He was father-in-law to David Livingstone, and first translator of the Bible into Setswana (a language spoken by more than 8 million people in southern Africa).
Paul the apostle also invested much of his time in mentoring young Timothy, whose father was Greek, but his mother was Jewish. Paul recollected the impact of Timothy’s pious mother on his life. The teachings and nurturing of his mother, no doubt, shaped his future. Timothy became a son in the faith to this great apostle to the gentiles. Paul imparted all he knew in his many years in the ministry to Timothy, who later became a preacher and teacher of the Word. He laboured in many cities and had two of Paul’s pastoral epistles addressed to him.
Success without successors is said to be failure. The greatest movements in our world today are sustained by mentees who were raised to keep up the flame long after the originators of the vision had passed away.
Our vibrant children and youths today will grow up to take up the baton of ministry when we, the fathers and mothers, are gone. Therefore believing parents and preachers must spend more time in teaching and mentoring their wards.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Spend more time mentoring future leaders.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.
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