Use What You Got

by admin on August 29, 2011


Guest Blogger

We hear countless commercials telling us how we can get out of debt, save our home, file for bankruptcy, spend some money, lose weight, get health insurance, and save some money. We have even witnessed the plight of impoverished persons in danger of losing everything because of financial challenges. Today, with the economy in a downward spiral many people are now facing the reality that they are socially and economically disenfranchised.  There is so much despair and sorrow that many are failing to see that what you need is right within your reach.  As a matter of fact, all you have is all you need.

There is a scripture that says His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. In fact, you have more than enough. What you do have right now in your home is what you have been blessed with and if you look closer you can use it.  Let me explain…If you got a little joy, use it. If you got a little hope, use it. If you got a little faith, use it. God can take a little and turn it into a lot. He doesn’t need much. God works better with a remnant…not residue. Besides, when you use what you have, it can become a blessing to others.   I hear you saying but I barely have food in my house…okay here is  a true story.

Sometime ago, I received food stamps because I was without a job and I have children to feed.  A very good friend of mine was hesitant to share that her family was down to soup and tuna for the last 3 days. I was heartbroken and decided instantly that the balance on my card would be given to her family. Now you say the balance, yes, because I barely spent the money on my card and would have excess the following months. So for several months, after I brought groceries for my home, I shared my food stamps with her family.

The blessing that came to me was a) this family did not miss a meal b) when I ran into a rough patch financially, someone covered me in my rent and electric payments (for 6 months) and supplied things for my children that I was unable to do.  Isn’t that like God?

His heart is so big that He blesses you more abundantly and whose hearts are pure. The Bible says, to the pure, all things are pure.  Here is how you know if you have more than enough…Share it with someone else.  When you share what you have, you become a
blessing to others.  Here is something you can do 1) Believe it (in your mind); 2) Receive it (in your heart); 3)Retrieve it (go get it)

In the words of my sister Sandra, IM JUST SAYING!!!

Kijafa Parker

Ministry Consultant,

Growing People and Ministries – Not Churches

the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your
sight oh Lord my strength and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14)

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