Okay, so I'm in line getting ready to pay for brunch, $35 + tax. My face was buried in my Facebook app posting my usual statuses. *Before I continue, let me give you some background information.*
This morning after I finished my quiet time with God, I paid tithes, rent, and two other bills. Then I logged into my Regions app; I had an unexpected expense to post on Friday that was not supposed to clear until the end of the month.
Immediately I thought, "Ugh. There goes my extra money", but the Holy Spirit redirected my thought.
"Give thanks," says the Holy Spirit.
Truthfully, my flesh didn't want to, but I was obedient.
So, I thanked God for that unexpected expense.
In the midst of me praising and thanking God, the enemy still tried to interfere.
"Why do you pay tithes?" I immediately shut that thought down and continued praising God.
Then, Matthew 6:25-26 dropped in my spirit.
““That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?”
Now back to me standing in line...
As I was saying, I was getting ready to pay for brunch, not looking around or anything. Just slightly moving up as the line slightly moved...posting statuses.
A lady walks up to me, "Excuse Ma'am. Can I pay for your brunch?" It caught me by surprise and she must've noticed the puzzled looked on my face...so she asked again, "Can I? Nothing fishy. Just let me pay."
I responded, "Sure." She paid, I thanked her, and we went our separate ways.
My point? This may be minor to some, but it's major to me. That was God's way of saying, "I got you" and confirming the verses that dropped in my spirit while I was praising Him.
Listen, refuse to be controlled by your finances. God has you. Money is limited and can only do so much. God is limitless and can do ALL things! Trust Him!!!!