It’s so much fun to hear the prompting of the Holy Spirit and just trust Him. One Christmas, we heard of a newly single mother of four young children, who was in great need. I talked with my children about her situation. We prayed about what we could do for them, asking the Lord how much and what to give. He directed us to give a certain amount of money and also to go shopping for each member of her family.
Each of our children got one of their family member’s names and shopping we went. We wrapped the gifts and put their names on them and then prayed, “Lord, show us whether you want us to do this anonymously. If you want us to give it directly to them, have our paths cross.” We put the gifts and money in our van and headed to a Christmas party at a friend’s home. During the drive, we again said, “Lord, show us your will.”
We went into our friend’s home and while there I happened to be by the door when the doorbell rang. Lo and behold it was the young mother! Our friends had invited this sweet young mom to their party too. When the party was over that night, I shared with her what had happened and said, “Our family has some things in the car we’d like to give to you.” We walked to the car together, and we pulled out gifts with each of her children’s names on them along with the money. Although I don’t recall what the money was used for, I remember that it was just enough to meet a serious need that she had been praying about.
God promises to supply all of our needs. Trust Him for your needs, and trust Him when He has you on the giving end. God is so faithful.
Perhaps this season you have great need. God is faithful. Perhaps this season you can give. Allow God the joy of blessing you as you give.
Be others-centered instead of self-centered. A person wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.”