One day as I was preparing to speak to a group, the Lord told me to get a significant sum of
money out of my bank account to give to someone at the meeting. He would show me who
during the service. I was surprised. I had more than that amount in my account, but I was trying
to save for a car and taking that money out would delay my purchase significantly. I knew
though, it was the Lord. So, I went and got the money. The closer it came to the service, the
more excited I became. God had spoken to me; and He was going to provide for someone else’s
need through me! And He did! It was exhilarating to hand that money to someone who
needed it, because I knew God has always provided and will continue to provide for me too.
Scripture promises that God will supply all our needs according to His riches – which we know
are limitless. It also tells us to share with other believers who are in need (Heb. 13:16). In fact,
caring for the poor was codified in the law that God gave the Israelites (Lev. 23:22, 25:35-43)
and was something Jesus’ referred to as given in His teachings (Matt. 6:2-4). And Paul
encourages us to “give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under
compulsion, for God love a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7).
So, if you have a need right now, rejoice that He will provide! So do not be anxious, rather, “by
prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil. 4: 6).