This is a very good story that shows how God will be faithful in supplying
all of our needs when we stay true to His word and unwavered in our faith.
If you are worried over a particular situation, then I hope this story will
strengthen your faith to know that God will always be faithful to supply
every need that you have. He will never leave you nor forsake you, so you
stay strong in Him and know that He will meet your every need. (Deut. 31:8)
A NEED SUPPLIED
A young preacher had been away from home and was returning. He did not
have much money, just what he had been given in a love offering for his
ministry. He knew if he took out the tithe there would not be enough to
cover the expenses to get home. Still he took out the tithe and happily
gave it over to the Lord. Then he started to drive down the road.
He drove until he needed gas, praying that the Lord would provide. On what
he was sure was the last bit of gasoline in the tank, he pulled into a gas
station. Getting out of the car, he counted the little change he had in his
pocket and told the attendant that he wanted whatever gas that amount
The attendant stuck the hose in the tank and went about cleaning the
windshield noticing a Bible on the front seat of the car. The gas pump
continued to pour gasoline into the tank and the preacher began to get
excited. "You'd better stop the pump. This really is all the money I
have." He said. "Mhmm--O.K." The attendant replied, and let the pump go on
as he finished cleaning the windows. Inspired from the preacher's pleas
the attendant filled the tank to the brim. Then, he led the preacher into
the station. Reaching up to a high shelf, he grabbed an old battered lunch
bucket. "Would you by chance be a preacher?" he questioned.
The preacher nodded and said he was on his way home from a meeting and was
about out of money. "Well, I thought you might be. I saw that Bible in the
car. I am a Christian, but we don't have a good church around here. So I
have been setting aside the Lord's money and asking Him to show me what to
do with it." With that, he opened the lunch bucket, reached in and pulled
out a fistful of bills and thrust them into the preacher's hand. "That and
the tank full of gas should get you home and help take care of you."
Let this story be an encouragement to you and remind you that as long as
you have given to God what rightfully belongs to Him, you will receive
that same seed multiplied by 30, 60, and 100 fold. Giving to the Lord
is our way of showing Him that money is not our source, but God is our
source. He is the one that gives us power to get wealth as we read in
Deuteronomy 8:18, "And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He
who gives you power to get wealth..." (Mark 4:20) (Proverbs 10:22)
I encourage you to never allow the enemy to make you feel as if giving to
God has no reward. You will not know what blessings truly are until you
give your tithes and offerings joyously unto the lord. He promises to pour
you out a blessing that you will not have room enough to receive it. If you
have not tried God in this, I encourage you to try the Lord and see if God
will not do what He said He would do. (Philippians 4:19) (Malachi 3:9-10)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap
also sparingly and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not
grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is
able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work."
Luke 6:38 Jesus says, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be
measured to you again."
Malachi 3:8-10 "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say,
Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a
curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the
tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and
prove Me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the
windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be
room enough to receive it."
Psalm 126:5-6 "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth
forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with
rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
I do give God all the Glory for the many blessings that He has poured into
this Ministry. I know without God's anointing and blessings, we would not
be in tune with that still small voice of the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Only God deserves the credit for the great things He has done.
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry