God of Overflow

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Today, You’ve reminded me once again that You are the God of overflow. You use the little we have to offer and multiply them to be more than enough.

1 And now once again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat. So he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat.3 If I send them off home hungry they will collapse on the way; some have come a great distance.’

4 His disciples replied, ‘Where could anyone get these people enough bread to eat in a deserted place?’

5 He asked them, ‘How many loaves have you?’ And they said to him, ‘Seven.’

6 Then he instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and began handing them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them among the crowd.

7 They had a few small fishes as well, and over these he said a blessing and ordered them to be distributed too. 8 They ate as much as they wanted, and they collected seven basketfuls of the scraps left over. 9 Now there had been about four thousand people. He sent them away

Mark 8:1-10

What do you have?

Lately, even though You have quadrupled my work income more than I had before as a hospital nurse, I have been feeling pinched, financially. 

Since the pandemic had hit and my sister’s husband lost his seaman job and income, I have been helping cover their share of the household expenses – food, electricity and water, etc. which got a chunk off of my income.

On top of that, You’ve inspired me to invest in a business of my own, a hybrid Print On Demand (POD)/digital printable online shop, dedicated to offering inspirational jewelries and printable wall arts as well as any digital lovenotes that inspire the dreamer in Christ, which I started in obedience to Your Word to start it, even though I felt I was not ready and was scared stiff to do it.

So I did, and it costs me a bit of my budget. Thankfully, the full-time income I receive from my part-time job that I share with my 2 other sisters, my cut gave me just enough to cover the overhead for my online shop.

But admittedly, it has not been earning yet so I’m taking it as an investment in loss. 

Someday, I believe You will bless me with recurring, residual profits from multiple passive income streams, which is my heart’s desire at the moment, with this shop and the rest of my online endeavors: 

  • POD merch shops in Red bubble, Zazzle, Teepublic, Spreadshirt UK, and Spreadshirt US
  • Inspirational journals in Amazon Kindle
  • Printable/digital shop on Etsy.
  • YouTube channel 

Anyway, since this is my time of planting, I don’t mind the pinch in my finances. 

God’s Blessing

But I’m so looking forward to the time when I have more than enough that I don’t have to think of money but just think of how many I can help with it. 

Last night, I was browsing YouTube looking for videos of Christian billionaires to get inspired on this path that You have led me to. 

Many billionaires videos tout the messages of the grind and hustle, doing everything in their own strength and power, sacrificing everything they got, to get the life of their dreams. 

I don’t want that. I want the success that comes from Your blessing alone as I follow You. You told me the life of my dreams is promised and already mine and I take You at Your word.

So while browsing, I stumbled upon these videos from The 700 club with ordinary people sharing how they give the small offering or tithe they have in obedience to the Lord.

They got blessed, become financially free and some became millionaires and multimillionaires. 

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The Power of Tithing and Giving

Then I was reminded of the power of the tithe: giving 10% of my income back to You.

This I have missed doing, just giving you offerings here and there.

I was reminded of the promise that goes with the tithe: 

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you.

I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!

Malachi 3:10 NLT

In the videos, there was one of a woman who initially started buying groceries on credit cards because she almost got nothing to feed her family with.

She continued to struggle until she heard about tithing.

So she wrote a $30 check and gave it to her church praying this will pull through since she didn’t have much by then.

The following day she got a check in the mail for $300 as a refund for something.

And then her aunt gave her a check to pay off her $10k debt.

How amazing is that? 

But then she shared that the Lord challenged her again when she heard a podcast about giving 90% of her income in tithe to the Lord.

So she promised to increase her tithing by 3% every year until she got to that point.

Now she has a real estate company that made her a multimillionaire in 5 locations with 140 employees.

That really inspired me. 

My Long-time Financial Dream

I remember claiming for a long time now as one of my affirmations that I will live well- off with 10% of my income and give 90% to causes You inspire me to give to. 

Ever since I read the life of RG Le Tourneau in the book “Mover of Men and Mountains”.

He turned his $5k into a billion-dollar business in the competitive world of construction and manufacturing and gave 90% of his income back to God who he said blessed him so much.

I desired that so much but I never really did something with it. Now You showed me something, a way to start doing it 

So now I commit, like that woman, to tithe again, give 10% of all I receive from here on and increase it by 3% every year until I get to giving 90%. 

Thank You for reminding me today that You cannot be outdone in generosity.

You will receive the little that I give You, use it to bless thousands, I’m even claiming billions, and then cause me to have overflow.

Help me to follow through with this commitment, Lord. To listen to You and walk in Your ways.

Now Your Turn

Are your finances up to par with where you desire them to be? Or are you struggling with financial difficulties right now?

Have you tried tithing?

Why not test the God of Overflow as He said and give 10% from whatever little you have and see God work wonders?

  • Cry out to God about your financial diffiiculties
  • Follow what He tells you to do
  • Test God and give your tithe and offering


 

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Dear Lord,

I come to You and trust You with my finances. Help me to follow through with my commitment to give You my tithe, no matter how little. You are the God of overflow. You use the little that I give and use it to multiply and overflow in blessing to others and to me. Amen.


 

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This is it for now. Till next time.

To our health, wealth, and victory – GODSPEED!

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