Beloved, the media reported last week on the sentencing of Karen Matthews, for the part that she played in the kidnap of her daughter, Shannon. The sentence is 8 years in prison. Regardless of the length of the prison term, I believe planning and participating in the kidnap of your own child for the sake of the reward money is beyond comprehension. So, I wonder how a mother could possibly place a monetary value on her child. While Karen Matthews may value her child to be worth a few thousand pounds, God’s value of you and indeed all His children is Himself. Nothing, not a thing, on this side of heaven is equal to your value. It took God to die on the Cross to redeem you. Your value is heavenly. You are more valuable than anything on the earth! Praise God!
~ A word for your week~ 1 Tim 6:10
Beloved, our text this week reads “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”. I believe this is the harsh reality in the case of Karen Matthews. I am sure she loved her daughter as a mother would but her love or lust, really, overwhelmed her love for her child so that she was driven to participate in the planning and kidnap of her own daughter, for the reward money. As she goes to prison, Shannon and her other children will be taken into care, that’s a family in tatters, thrown into this ugly situation because of a mother’s lust for money. Matt 6:24 says “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon”. For the child of God, mammon which is symbolic of money and the pursuit of it is not his/her focus. God is our focus. As we seek and pursue Him, all these things that the unbelievers seek after shall be added unto us! What a God we serve! Bless His name!
~ Prophetic blast~
As you begin a new week today, I prophesy that…
· Your week shall be a week of ease, no stress, struggle, despair or depression
· As you exalt God above money and all else, God will make money pursue you and serve you!
· Nothing shall be able to compare with the value that God has placed on you!
· You shall continually be a shining light to your generation and your world!
· Blessed and distinguished shall you be always among men!
Have a great week!