Matthew 17:20 NLT “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible”
How much faith do you believe it takes to execute the impossible? Do you believe that you have to give a large amount of money as an offering for God to bless you? Or do you believe it is the faith you put behind the giving that counts? God is moved by your faith, not the amount. Even if you offer a penny, God will make it count.
I recall a couple of Sundays where my minister shared his testimony about how one time he gave a penny as an offering because that was all he had. He shared with us the amazing things God did for him while saying: “It’s not about the money. It is about your faith!”. One Sunday I woke up tired of being tested, tired of closed doors, tired of believing and not “seeing a breakthrough”, and tired of not receiving a financial blessing. For some reason, his testimony played in my mind and I knew I needed a move from God in a mighty way. I was determined to see how God would show up and show out for me if I gave a penny. When I gave my offering at church I decided I was going to be intentional and expectant of God to do something big for me. I declared and decreed that “I’m expecting great things” as I dropped the penny in the offering basket.
God counted the penny because of my faith, as He needed to move. God truly exceeded my expectations as He gave me things to be grateful for that week. God began to open doors, my joy came back, as well as, my excitement to believe great things were coming my way. By Thursday, God performed one of His greatest blessings. I sold 6 books in one day!! I was so happy to see God’s hand at work in my life. But the real blessing was the 2 people who came to the studio to purchase the books after watching the live podcast I was on. As I drove home in astonishment, I said: “God you did all that from a penny???”. I acknowledged that it was my faith, expectation, and determination that caused God to do magnificent things that for me that week.
When we give its not about the money, but our faith. It’s what’s in your heart when you choose to give that God sees and rewards. It’s believing God will bless you even if you give as much as a penny. It’s knowing that a little bit of faith goes a long way. Whether it is faith the size of a mustard seed or an offering of a penny, God will move mountains because that’s all it takes for God to work on your behalf.