Right now God is teaching me that I can't out give him. Let me give you two examples. Last week we mailed $40 cash to a friend who needed gas money. Two days later $230 cash showed up in a letter mailed to us. No clue who sent it. It was postmarked from a city where I know not a soul. Today I slipped $20 into the purse of a friend I knew had a need. No kidding, 10 minutes later, another friend handed me a bag with brand new dresses and shirts for each of my girls!
God is saying, See there? You give when I say give and someone else might just be doing the same thing. Now I know we don't give so that we can get something. And God doesn't always give such quick returns. But today he is reinforcing a lesson that he has been teaching me this year about the purpose of money.