Sunday, April 15, 2012

We give and God blesses...

The title of the chapter we were on Tuesday in the book What Happens When Women That Say Yes to God was
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 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! 

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Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Isn't that just like God to have this all planned out, the right people in the right place at the right time????? Just perfect! I love hearing about things like this. He reinforces our faith, and in turn we learn how to bless others and be blessed at the same time. Thanks for sharing this --- it was such a blessing to read this!

asnipofgoodness said...

What a terific story of God's provision, and what happens when people act on what He calls us to do! Thanks for sharing it!

Margo said...

I loved this story, Elaine! So fun to be part of things like this...makes my heart sing!