As we went through our journey of fire, we learned to give whenever we had a need. I have been very intentional about our giving. I stay close to a tithe, but I give wherever the Lord leads me to give. I have been very careful to listen to what the Lord is saying about who to give to. And recently, we looked at our bank account and couldn’t figure out why we had more money than usual in it. I believe the Lord told me it was because I had been even more diligent in our giving lately.
It doesn’t make sense to the natural mind, but God has proven to us that it really works to give your way out of financial problems.
When He says to give, you better give! And when you do, He will more than replace what you gave away. He is so faithful!
My giving is usually to orphans and widows. I figure I can’t go wrong giving to ones so close to God’s heart.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
So if you’ve never tried it, start now! When you have a financial need, ask the Lord where He wants you to sow. And then sow your seed, name it for the need that you have and watch and see what God does for you. You will be amazed at the blessings. But remember, God likes to stretch our patience. He may let you wait a while for the answer, but He will give you the answer you need.
That’s a good word, Penney! 😀 God has been showing me the same thing. You notice how His ways rarely make sense to our human understanding….in fact they are usually opposite of what makes sense!….but He knows how to test our hearts for where our treasure lies….and He knows how to give good gifts…like the one He gave me in you! 😛