I declare in Jesus’ name,
God is pouring out His goodness on me today. What God has given, no man can take. I freely give his goodness to others and bring glory to his name!
GOD HATES POVERTY
Have you ever wondered why Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you”?
He could have abolished poverty when He was here on earth, but He didn’t. He’s left that job for you and me. That’s why the poor will always be with us because most of us are too selfish, lazy or just plain oblivious to help them!
That’s not me. God gave me a heart for the poor, especially children.
In the first few years of our church, there was a beautiful little girl named Angel who really touched the heart of my wife, Leanna. Angel’s family was really struggling financially and we were reaching out to them in any way we could. Then came Christmas.
We had decided to bless her and her siblings with a very special Christmas, so we asked her to pray with us about it. In the cutest little voice I have ever heard, she said, “Jesus, please give me a nice Hannah Montana dress and God bless Hannah Montana.”
Obviously, we were going to get her something Hannah Montana, but we didn’t have to, because the goodness of God showed up about three days later. Our local Wal-Mart Distribution Center donated a truck of toys and you already know what they were – Hannah Montana hats, underwear socks, dresses, pants, shirts, sunglasses, lunch boxes…the list goes on!
Yes, a 52-foot semi trailer showed up filled with all things Hannah Montana at the supernatural request of one little girl. Before I gave it away, I let her pick out whatever and as much as she wanted. Good overcomes the evil of child poverty.
Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” – Exodus 33:17-20
When I say spiritual authority shows up when we humble ourselves to serve the poor, I know what I’m talking about. Goodness is such a big deal that God’s response is lavish and over the top.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO MAKE YOUR REQUEST AND BELIEVE GOD TO SHOW UP AND SHOW OFF AS HIS GOODNESS PASSES BEFORE YOU!
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil