Giving Up What Was Never Ours...We are managers, not owners, of God's resources
Two significant things happened in class:
One, a lady shared that although she loves blessing others she has never been blessed in a tangible way.
The second thing was that a lady asked for prayer for their finances. She had to leave class early so she told me the request before leaving. As we were going to prayer another lady in our group felt that we were to help supply the financial need. How fun to reach into our purses and give to this precious lady. A card would be purchased and we would give her the card with the money in it the following week.
Eight of us went to lunch after the study. As we were preparing to pay our bill the waitress told us a man in the restaurant paid for our lunch. He paid the bill for ALL of us! We could not believe it...it was our lesson. It was saying yes to God. It was receiving a blessing when we give what is not ours. We began to reach into our purses to bless the waitress. As we left that day I looked at the pile of money laying there on the table and wished I could see her eyes when she came to clear the table. I could hardly wait to share this story. I wonder if the waitress is telling someone this story? And the man that paid our bill must be filled with joy for blessing us. I have a card with a large sum of money ready to give to the lady with a financial need and can hardly wait to see her smile.
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence.
1 John 3:18-19
I am keeping my eyes and my heart open for opportunities God places in front of me to give, to bless another and to say YES to God!