Nearly all of them I tried on elicited the same response. “That is you. The color is perfect.” Isabel clapped. “That one is in the must-take pile.”
After the modeling session, she grabbed nearly a dozen hangers with designer dresses. “That’s it,” she said, “we’re taking them all.” Then she paused and continued. “You’re not paying for any of this.”
“Oh no. Maybe one,” I said.
But Isabel wouldn’t listen. “We’re taking them all.”
Taking them all? I was speechless. How…why…would she want to pay for all those expensive dresses?
So, I asked her. And her response was: “Don’t think for a minute it’s me who’s giving you this. It’s the Lord. He’s just using me to bless you this way. All I’m doing is sharing from the abundance He blessed me with.”
The dresses were only the beginning of the shopping spree. I came home with an entire wardrobe, including designer purses, shoes, sunglasses, designer perfumes and much, much more. And of course, she chose a gorgeous piece of luggage for me to carry all my new items.
The more she bought me, the more I begged her to stop. But her reply was always the same. “How can I receive God’s blessings and not share them with others?”
That night went I went to bed in her luxurious guest room, I tossed and tossed trying to clear my mind to make myself believe what Isabel did for me that day was real. Then God whispered His truth so I could “…grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:18-19).
Father, I am in awe at the way you bring your Word to life. Thank you for bringing about blessings in unexpected, delightful ways, through people you choose, and in places that catches us by surprise. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- Are you expecting God’s abundance to fill your life?
- Which of God’s promises will you declare for yourself today?
- How do you share the abundance of your blessings with others?
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