Finances

Hundred Dollar Praise

Last week Jesus showed me once again that He is in total control whether I acknowledge it or not.  On Wednesday morning one of my co-workers approached my desk with a look of distress.  She was having some financial troubles and asked if she could borrow $100 until a check cleared in her bank account.  I instantly reassured her that I would be able to help her considering for the first time in a while my bank account actually had a comma in the balance…THANK YOU LORD!!!

I knew I did not have that type of cash on me so I proceeded to grab my wallet from my purse to give her my debit card to go to the bank.  Much to my surprise my debit card was nowhere to be found.  Before going into panic mode I remembered that my card was in the handbag that I carried the day before.  I told my friend to thoroughly search every crease and crevice of my wallet while I contacted my roommate to have her look at home.  As soon as I picked up my cell phone and began to dial she tapped me on the shoulder and handed me a folded one hundred dollar bill that was stashed behind my Panera Bread card.  (I still have the slightest clue as to when I put it there; it had to be months ago.) At that very moment I began to praise the Lord as loud as I could! 

The first thing that came to my mind was the definition of faith:“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) 2010 was a very trying year for me when it came to finances.  I accomplished many of the things that I had been praying to God for but I was still in between financial blessings.  At the beginning of this year I spoke to God and asked Him to have His way in this situation and apparently He kept up his end of the bargain and I had no clue at all.

So after I praised the Lord for a good three minutes, another co-worker over heard the conversation and interjected my praise asking “Do you tithe Tasha?”  Part of me was a little perturbed that he interrupted my praise session but the other half saw an opportunity to boast about Jesus, so I answered… “Yes sir, EVERY two weeks. Whenever I get paid Jesus does too!”  He then replied saying that $100 was God’s way of reassuring me that He always has my back even when I don’t have a clue! HALLELUJAH!!!

“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me.  But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” (Malachi 3:8) After talking with that guy at work I took a moment to reflect on last year. I had been robbing God here and there and that’s why my finances were suffering.  However, this year I made a promise to God to be obedient and trust Him to put the rest in line for me and this was the evidence of it all. 

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for Your unwavering provisions in my life. Give me the will to obey Your Word in every area of my life. Teach me to be a good steward over my finances. May I always give You what is rightfully Yours so that my finances are forever blessed. I know that all good and perfect gifts come from you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I want you to take a moment this week and EMPOWER yourself to be obedient to God’s word. EMPOWER your finances by giving God what is rightfully His and I promise the results will be well worth it!   Have a Blessed Week!

Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management.  She is a full time Workforce Analyst with Sprint Communications in Nashville, Tennessee. Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment  You shall condemn” Isaiah 54:17

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15 thoughts on “Hundred Dollar Praise”

    1. Your welcome ma’am! As soon as this happened I knew that this was going to be my post for the week!!!! A testimony for certain! Be Blessed!

  1. Latasha please know that this message was meant for someone. Yesterday in church I thought about writing a blog on this….so this word must be written for someone.

  2. LOL, I concur with Chancee, I was thinking about writing a tithing blog too. So this was DEFINITELY God!

    On another note, there is so much power in this message! The obedience displayed is something I am sure I will meditate on all day. You are such a blessing…

    1. Well Ladies like you stated God wanted this word to be shared for certain!!! I’m soo glad that I was obedient and shared becasue I have recieved a lot of feedback from people that this touched… Oh How Jesus WORKS?!?!

  3. This is MY confirmation!! I have recommitted myself to tithing and I know GOD is providing me and my family with financial provisions. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! Thank you for sharing with us Tasha!

    1. You’re welcome! I just LOOVVVEEE how God can send a confirmation thru someone else… Just be certain to be obedient so the blessing can surely fall in your lap… or better yet wallet! 🙂

  4. I’m lost for words Tasha. It’s such a wonderful feeling to give to someone from the kindness of your heart. I have never tithed. I would just give God ten percent or more of any financial blessing I received. I’m going to begin tithing even though I’m not employed right now. God has blessed me abundantly in times of need and just because he saw fit. As always thanks a lot for sharng this.

    1. Ms. Amber, I am glad that this was able to speak to your situation. Always remember 1 Samuel 15:22- “Behold, obedience is better than sacrifce,” because it is so true. God wants to do more for us but we have to prove ourselves worthy and simply obey! B Blessed!

  5. I totally agree Tasha. As you know I recently went to Vegas. I was there for four days. However, on the second day I began to run low on money. I played the .25 slot machine; now I know that gambling is a sin and its actually something I dont normally do, but I took a chance. Despite the fact that I was committing a sin God blessed me anyway with the winnings in the amount of 1/2 the money I had went to Vegas with. I began to thank HIM as loud as I could in that casino. Lately, I have not been paying my tithes, but I knew that was definitely God’s way of telling me that HE’s always there for me even when Im not doing the right things, and that I need to start paying my tithes again.

    1. Yes ma’am Tenika! Jesus has your back even when you least expect it. I know that 10% sounds like a lot but rest asured that the blessing has 100% return on it!

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