Are there some of you who are believing the Lord for a certain amount of money? I mean it might be for a bill, a business, your house payment or your car payment, some specific amount that you desperately need?
I am feeling like you are believing for the largest amount you have ever believed for and you are trying to build up your faith and you have no idea how God is going to do it for you but you are still believing regardless of what it looks like in the natural.
We can believe for gas money or food money but this is different. Now most of us tell God, “you know as soon as you bless me Lord, I am going to bless Sister so and so or brother so and so.”
But I have learned, in order to really get Gods attention we have to give when it’s the hardest to do so. The widows mite moved Gods hand. Elijah asked for bread from a widow who only had enough for herself and her son for one more day and yet she gave and from that day forward the Bible said she never went hungry again.
When you open your hand and give to somebody else in need God will open his and give to you too.
Find someone else in need and if all you have is a sandwich give them half of it! Then watch God move in your behalf too!
1 Kings 17:7-16 New International Version (NIV)
Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath
7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the Lord came to him: 9 “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”
12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”
13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”
15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.
In His Unconditional Love