SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Scripture: Luke 19:16-19
In verses 16-19 we find, “Then came the first saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’” Oh, boy! We were chosen for a particular purpose for this specific time in history! How can we gain by ‘trading’ if we are unsure of God’s eternal purpose? Paul teaches us in Ephesians that as we pray in the Spirit and wait that the Holy Spirit will be faithful to apply His purpose through us. We were each chosen to make a difference by what we do and what we pray in just such a season as this. Our personal contribution may very well tip the scales toward God’s purposes. The Greek word for ‘trading’ in this passage means, choose the most productive action that initiates it. The most believable action that always produces gain and eternal fruit is praying in the Spirit. As in the parable of the ten minas if we want to hear, ‘Well done good and faithful servant,’ then the most valuable action to produce Kingdom gain is praying in the Spirit! When we pray in the Spirit, we are repairing the house, calling forth divine will, exposing mysteries and charging the batteries of faith and wisdom for exploits! Max trading and anointed productivity comes from praying in the Spirit!