Providing Our Every Need and Then Some

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You’ve heard that you can never out give God, well I’m here to tell you it’s true. Every time that I have given anything for God: my time, talent, especially monies, He always doubled and even at times tripled my gift! Why we are so afraid to give of ourselves is beyond me, but speaking for myself…I was afraid to give of any talent that I thought I had because of the responsibility that comes with it. I was afraid of failure. I was afraid of being asked to do much and the pressure that came with it.

But, God always equips us with the necessary tools we need to do His will and He will always provide for us even more than what we can ever imagine or think. He’s a loving God like that. I’ve even heard myself say something like, “I wish I could have this or that…” I never thought anymore about that little thought until God gave what I asked. I thought, “WOW, God even cares of about the little things I wish for.” He does care, even for the little details.

I remember the day I opened my home business. I was scared to death. All I had was my severance pay from my last job, a little unemployment income, a few clients, and a LOT of prayer! I ended up using all my severance pay to live on and my unemployment pay to finally get the business to be self-sufficient. It took a lot of work on my part and I did most of it afraid. But, in my mind I kept hearing that soft voice tell me I would make it. Well, I did.

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I never went hungry, my rent was paid on time, and my clientele increased. It was amazing to see God work like that. And one thing I did and made sure I did was pay my tithes during this time. That’s for another story, but let’s just say when we’re faithful to God, He’s faithful to us.

Everywhere I’ve lived, He’s been there for me. When we took our biggest move from the East coast to the West, I had a lot of anxiety and doubt. Still, Jesus spoke very clearly to me, “don’t worry about what you will need when you get there.” Three years later and I still hold those words close to my heart every time hubby and I have a need. God just doesn’t provide my need, He goes the extra mile! He shows out!

Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.