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.
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