Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lending to God

“I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have – bless and bless and bless!”
Hebrews 6:14 (MSG)

As I heard the sound of a handful of coins being emptied onto a table, I couldn’t help but glance at the person next to me. She was an old lady in tattered clothes who timidly ordered three pieces of pan de sal.   As I saw that she was barefoot, I quickly got my pair of extra slippers in the car and gave it to her.

A few days after, our mission team went to the mountains and distributed gifts to the less privileged members of our outreach. On our way home, we had a quick stopover near outlet stores.  I checked out some rubber shoes in a prestigious sports store.  I needed a new pair then but didn’t have the budget for it yet.  I was pleasantly surprised when a member of our team saw me and asked me if I like the shoes.  He quickly bought it for me and in no time, I was running back to our bus wearing a new pair of rubber shoes!

Proverbs 19:17 (NLT) says, “If you help the poor you are lending to the Lord – and He will repay you.”  God is faithful to His promises and more than wants to bless His people in every way.
-   Tapê of The Living Water.

What a privilege, O Lord, to be able to lend to You.
Help me to be compassionate to the poor.

WISE WORDS “The greatest feats of love are performed by those who have had much practice in performing daily acts of kindness.”  -  Anonymous

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