Money serves needs, but so does God.
Why do I say this?
Because I believe people’s focus should never be money, but rather what is trying to be achieved with the money. Like if a man is standing on the side of the street with a sign asking for money, do you consider asking him what he needs to buy with the money?
How would God serve this need?
In 1 John chapter 3, the Bible states that “whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. This is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.” Did we ever stop to think, maybe if we love a bit more and focus a bit more on God that maybe he could provide us exactly what we need, if not more? One thing I’ve learned about God and his miracles is that he can use people to achieve miracles for others. There was once a family in desperate need for milk. It was night time and there was a man driving in his car in desperate want for God to reveal himself to him. This man was given a random idea to go to a store and buy a gallon of milk. The man finally did after passing a few stores and thinking this idea was crazy. He drove around the neighborhood and had the inkling feeling to turn right on a particular street. He kept passing it thinking no this is too weird, but finally he did. He then felt the inkling to stop in front of a particular house. He kept thinking how weird this was but God kept directing him where to go even when he kept trying to pass it. The little voice inside his head then kept telling him to go knock on the door. Again, he didn’t want to because of how crazy this was, knocking on some random person’s door with a gallon of milk in his hand, and it was night time. Finally, he decided he’ll do it since he’s come this far, but if no one answered within a second he would turn around and get right back in his car. He knocked on the door and within a second a man answered the door with a crying baby in the background. He saw the gallon of milk and was brought to tears. The baby really needed milk and the family had no means to go and get some so they prayed to God for a miracle. God used a man’s prayer to answer that of another. You never know what kind of miracle you can be to a person until you start listening and having a bit of faith.
11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.
13 Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. http://esv.to/1John3.11-24