I was chosen in my Ten for Him group this last month to take the 90 dollars that we as a group had prayed over and let God guide me in where it should go. ( I truly had a feeling it was my turn even before my name was called although I chose to keep that fact to myself:). It was a month of me mainly being sequestered in my home working on projects so I was curious. Was this needy person just going to knock on my door? A couple of weeks into the month I was asked to help my family with an emergency and take my niece to the Hospital. The money had been in my purse since I received it. When I got to the hospital I needed 5 dollars for parking. Having no other money in my purse “typical of me” I took five from the envelope to pay. The hospital sent us to another hospital because that one was full and I again took five dollars out of the envelope to pay for more parking. All consumed with my niece I did not find a person to share the money with while at the hospital. About a week later I was home with my daughter who was quite sick and I needed some supplies to care for her. My neighbor was kind enough to bring me what I needed from the store. Still having no money, I again took money out of the envelope to pay her back the twenty that she had spent for me.
A few days later I was praying that God would show me the need for the money. I took my daughter to school and they told me she needed food for lunch so I went to Walmart to buy it. While in the parking lot I took a minute to look at the money in the envelope. When I counted it it was thirty dollars short but I had received an unexpected thank you letter from my sister in law which my husband had placed in my purse. She had sent me thirty dollars in cash to repay me for a favor I had done for her! Imagine that all the money I had taken out was given right back to me in cash no less so now the envelope was once again full!…. I thought that was awesome;). I searched the eyes of everyone in the store that day but just didn’t feel moved to give the money.
On my way out of the store a man said,”Hi”, to me and I noticed he was waiting for a friend to get his taxes done. I said, ” Tax season, yikes!” and he smiled and agreed. I left and went back to school to drop off the food. When I left I thought I might go down the street to a charity clothing store. Surely there would be someone there in need of the money. But my heart said to go back to the men at Walmart I fought it in my head but the feeling was strong. Was I going to have to park the car and go back in? No, because as I drove up the two men walked out just in front of my car! I rolled down my window and asked, “Hey did you get your taxes done?” and the gentleman said, “Yes, I did.” Then I asked.” Do you mind if I ask you how much you owed?” Puzzled. he replied.” 200 dollars.” I asked if 90 dollars would help him and he said “YES!!! That would be such a blessing!”… I told him I felt drawn to give him the money. and he and I were both moved by the exchange he and his friend both shook my hand and blessed me for my gift “Gods Gift” actually. It was an amazing experience for all involved. I think he was changed by our meeting. I know that I definitely was. It was a moment I shall never forget. I apologize if this was a little wordy but I wanted to share all of the blessings I had received;)
Linda from TX