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"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion" (2 Corinthians 9:11 (New International Version)).
I was running late for an appointment and couldn't find a free park so I parked in a pay parking area. When I went to pay for the ticket I found I only had 10 cents and 2 five cent coins that were of no use. I put the 10 cents in the metre which gave me about 5 minutes, as I thought at least there would be a ticket showing in my car. When my ticket came out of the machine, there was another one there with it. It had 3 and a half hours on it! This extra ticket gave me enough time for my appointment and shopping afterwards. There was still an hour left on the ticket when I returned, so I gave it to the next person who took my parking place. God is generous. He gave me enough for myself and some to give away!
"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." Luke 6:38
In the early '80's I started a Christian Pre-school as there were none in the area where I lived. People were very keen to see one open. It wasn't long before all the things I needed, I was able to buy or was given, including a grant from the Methodist Church and discount on books from the Christian Book shop. It wasn't long either, before there was a long waiting list for people wanting to enrol their children. It was one of the first centers to be licenced under a new government scheme for child care centers and I received a small contibution towards costs. Fifty percent of that money I had to take as taxable income. I had some jars of glitter that I avoided letting the children use because I thought that it was a reasonably expensive item. Finally I decided to let the children use it. When we came to clean up I was able to fill the glitter jar, pressing the glitter down, with all that was left over. It was a good lesson. It reminded me of the woman and the oil jar that never ran out until the drought ended.