In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive. Acts 20: 35
I was planning to take a trip down to Texas for a Faith Conference. I had saved up my monies. I had done all of the right things. I had p\aid my plane fare months beforehand. I had put aside my spending money and hotel fees. Everything was just perfect. Then I got a book in the mail from a ministry in Russia.
They were asking for monies. I’m going to be honest. I said: “I didn’t ask for them to send me this book.” I decided not to even read it though I was curious. It was a hardcover book. One of my pet peeves was I hated for people to “presume” anything about me and my money.
I had a real tight budget at the time…I thought. I was overcome with fear. I wanted to obey, but giving up my only money seemed like such a stupid thing. Would I do that for God? It was a test for me.
After much prayer, I became full of peace. It was all God’s idea; I could trust Him.
As I meditated in the Word of God over the next few days, I realized that I needed to send this ministry some money. So, I asked God how much in my prayers. Pretty soon, I kept hearing $500.00.
WHAT? That was the exact amount I had saved for my trip though I was planning to add more. My trip was just a little over 30 days away. I began to pray…I said: “Lord, if You want me to sow $500.00 into this ministry…you’re going to have to send it.
I’m not going to lie…it did not come.
I began to thank God for choosing me to be an example. No one would know but me and God. I contined to pray and meditate in the bible. I confessed the Word over myself. Love began to manifest in my spirit. All of a sudden I had great compassion for what God would do in Russia. I followed the Holy Spirit and I sowed the seed. That was right around the time that I started this site. One turned into two and now nine sites later, I still follow God’s plan. I never dreamed it would be this big. Never.
I went to the bank, got the money out. I told no one. I sent it to Russia.
As soon as I sent it…weird stuff began to happen. All of my monies came and more besides. I had enough to cover myself and another friend for the trip. It was the most phenomenal trip and my friends threw me a surprise Birthday party and gave me more money while on the trip. I had never had a birthday party in my life before that! That was the year of my greatest Overflow all because I obeyed.