Last week in church, I was challenged to give a certain amount into the offering bag. I had planned to give a different amount because I don't have much and when the ushers asked if I needed an envelope, I said, 'it's ok'. But as my church Elder spoke, I felt that prompting in my heart again and I told God, 'Ok. I give believing that you will bless me back, k?' I asked for the envelope and gave the amount God placed in my heart.
To be honest, it may not be a big amount to many of you but to me, it is, because I am relying on selling my handmade crafts now and don't have a stable income. I believe that He will not shortchange me and just went on my week. Went for supply shopping too and felt 'poor' after that.. But God works in His own way and own timing!
From Wednesday, I received an order to make 25 bookmarks and then subsequent orders for bookmarks came in too when friends saw the photos I posted in Instagram & facebook. And when I uploaded photos of my new mini journals, I received orders too! I was making a list just now cos I was afraid I might miss out any orders since they were all commented on the photos in my facebook page, and when I calculated, the amount that I will get from the sales of my bookmarks and journals is 10 times more than what I put into the offering bag last Sunday!!
He is showering me with His blessings and I am so thankful for that. I believe the lesson He wants to teach me is that; it's not the amount that matters to Him, rather it's my obedience that He's after. Just wanted to share my testimony to the world :D