When I was young I resented people who were given things. My thoughts were, “I never get anything. Why did he get that instead of me? It never occurred to me that I got many good things, after all, I wasn’t eating out of a garbage can. My attitude was despicable.
Then I learned that God wants to give us good things and we must ask for whatever we need and want. My attitude has completely changed in the opposite direction.
Today, I received an amazing surprise. Some people asked if I wanted things out of their house and of course I said yes. They gave me boxes of kitchen things, decor, lamps, furniture and a washer and dryer! I went numb. I’ve been needing a washer and dryer for months and haven’t had the money to buy cheap new ones. Not only did they just give me these things but helped me load them.
I don’t deserve anything that God gives me but I need it and I thank God for it all!
I continue to ask God for my daily bread and He continues to give me what I need each day! A few weeks ago, I got home late and my blood sugar was falling fast. I was shaky and light-headed and needed to eat immediately but didn’t have anything ready to eat on hand. A neighbor said she had a pizza that she didn’t like and I could have it so I did. God gave me food exactly when I needed it!
I’ve needed work and God gave me some temp jobs just when I needed them.
This past week, some people gave me a bunch of old things that they didn’t want to keep or have time to sell in a garage sale. It was home goods that I can use and tons of quality items that I can sell. None of it was junk.
What ever amount of money I make from selling these things and the temp jobs I’m giving God the first ten percent despite the money problems I’m currently having!
I continue to ask God for my daily bread and He continues to give me what I need each day! Because money is not yet coming in I took out money from retirement funds. Before I paid any bills, I made a sacrifice by giving God his first 10% (tithe). That first ten percent belongs to Him not me. By early afternoon, I received many good things; some items I can sell to make money, a lasagna and more cookies!
Thank you Jesus for doing what you say you’ll do!
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be The High God, who handed your enemies over to you. Abram gave him a tenth of all the recovered plunder (MSG).
Exodus 3:9 Honor GOD with everything you own; give him the first and the best (MSG).
Exodus 34:22 “You must celebrate the Festival of Harvester with the first crop of the wheat harvest, and celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the harvest season (NLT).
Leviticus 3:8 “Begin by being honest. Do honest people rob God? But you rob me day after day. “You ask, ‘How have we robbed you?’ “The tithe and the offering–that’s how (MSG)!
Leviticus 23:10 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you enter the land I am giving you and you harvest its first crops, bring the priest a bundle of grain from the first cutting of your grain harvest (NLT).
Leviticus 27:30 “A tenth of the land’s produce, whether grain from the ground or fruit from the trees, is GOD’s. It is holy to GOD (MSG).
It’s been too long since my last daily bread update. Honestly, things have gotten tougher financially since I’ve only had 2 sales in 4 weeks! Those 2 sales would be great if it brought in a few thousand but they were very tiny potatoes.
I’m still asking God in prayer to give me my daily bread and He continues to do so. One person gave me a few meals but I don’t keep count. Mostly, I’m eating the last of the food in the pantry, which is dry goods. Perhaps God is saying it’s time to get rid of old things taking up space.
The Lord also gave me a wireless computer keyboard valued around $20. This is a nice necessity since my old keyboard with a wire got sticky keys.
Financially, things are getting tougher since I’ve made little money in business. However, God is feeding me. I bought a few food items and paid cash this week. I could have bought lots more and charged all of it but I didn’t want to nor did I feel good about such an idea. Besides, I’m late on my credit card payment.
Every day and night, I ask God to give me my daily bread and He continues to do so. A good neighbor who likes to cook gave me several meals this week along with cookies. I’m thankful for those little things that make life sweet. Little sweets give me a touch of enjoyment in a basic staples world. The Lord gives me more than bread.
This week has been amazing! Each day, I’m asking the Lord to give me my daily bread and he has done so literally. A friend brought me some bread this week. I was expecting one loaf, instead it was an overdose of artesian breads from a bakery!
Currently, I’m having serious financial problems including growing credit card debt. However, I’m trusting Jesus to help me each day. God answered my prayer.
I’ve been asking God each day to give me my daily bread. Guess what! He’s answered my prayers each day. Seriously, I’m at a very bad place financially now and I have only me to blame. I screwed up so much to get in this bad place now I’m trusting God to help me get out and leaving all the details to him.
Each day, God has given me what I need and it has not included a credit card. It does include some money, friends giving me food without my asking them. Not only that but I’m not starving. I used to think this scripture meant that God would give us just barely enough to live but now I know that is wrong. He is giving me plenty of what I need and it hasn’t been junk either.
Right now, I don’t really know how I’m going to pay my bills. I’m working on selling stuff that I have and writing but mostly I’m asking God to help me. To top it off, I feel calm about my situation. Once in a while I’ll feel a moment of anxiety and then it’s gone. I’ll keep you informed of the outcome whether good or bad.