Day 30: Unexpected generosity

Day 30: Unexpected generosity

31 Days of God-related attitude
After our BSF discussion group ended and we were on our way to hear the lecture, one of the women asked me if I could use $200 cash. She was very gracious and even said she didn’t want to offend me or make me feel less than and saying no was certainly an acceptable option. I told her she couldn’t possibility offend me with her generosity. Her husband gave it to her to give to someone. I guess that someone was me.

During discussion I requested prayer because I was unsure how I was going to pay rent since I didn’t have the money yet. What I didn’t mention was that I also had two other major obligations that I couldn’t meet. I’ll have enough for rent by the third but it’s the other obligations I’m worried about and God knows all about them.

Over the years I have learned how to accept gifts graciously and say thank you. Before, I would have refused any kind of gift but He has been teaching me that any gift coming my way is just as much about the giver as it is for the recipient. I have been generous when I had the funds to do so and now I get to receive. It’s an act of worship for both of us.

It’s like the gift of salvation. God offers it freely and all we have to do is say yes, receive and repent.

I accepted the gift, said thank you and on my way home I could clearly sense that God wanted me to pay one of those obligations before I went home. I did and now I’m waiting on His provision for the other big bill.

What are you thankful for today?

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