Book: Proverbs 3
Proverbs 3:27 “Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person.”
One time the Lord impressed on me to give some money to one of the staff where I work. He was a young fellow who worked in another department in our large retail store. Usually I had very little need to interact with people from other departments and did not know them very well but for some reason I would keep bumping into this young person and enjoy brief chats with him. By this time it was beyond chance and I knew that they had become divine coincidences that we would have these short conversations. Even though I am only there a few days a week I had opportunity to observe his great attitude and demeanour on the job and that he was a hard worker. I also noticed that he was being given more and more responsibility by management.
One day we met each other coming and going on the staff room route. I don’t remember what he shared with me about himself (it was nothing to do with finances) but I do remember that God spoke to my heart afterwards. I really felt that He wanted me to give this young fellow a gift of money. At first I really wrestled with the idea wondering how this fellow would take a gift from a relative stranger. I told God that he is going to wonder why I am giving it. I was asking the Lord how I would do it and what would I say. But upon further prayer I felt confirmed in doing this. I had my cheque ready at work and the Lord made an opportunity for me to give it. As best I could, I explained to the young man that God wanted me to give this gift.
As it turned out, it was a very timely gift and it touched this fellow and his wife very deeply since they were having a financial challenge at that time. I told no one but my husband, Stephen, about the gift but somehow word got around and I discovered that this couple was related to the bus driver at the school where my boys attended. This gift and act of obedience to God had reaching effects and testified to God’s love and graciousness.
It was an honour to be God’s hand for another person and to share such intimacy with Him in this loving and gracious plan. Us living through Him is God’s desire for our lives.
1 John 4:9 “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”