One quick way to spend money is to sit at a busy train station for a few minutes. I was sitting against a wall in the corner away from foot traffic at a France train station and a man came up and asked for money for a bus ticket. I kindly told him that I usually don’t give strangers money but I’d be more than willing to walk to ticket counter and buy him the ticket. As soon as I said that he left lol which I thought was pretty funny. But all joking aside a few minutes later a young girl probably no older than 10, who looked like she was from the Middle East came up to me. She kind of did the international sign for I’m hungry and want money for food. I offered her my only food I had, a bag of chips and most of a sandwich. She pointed over to the McDonald’s and I told her “I’ll let you order something and I’ll pay.” I got up and walked her over to the ordering kiosk. She ordered a meal and a kids meal which was just about $15. To be honest at the time I was like “well now I’m definitely going to be over my daily budget.” I payed and gave her the receipt to pick up the order and also gave her an English Gospel track because I couldn’t find my last French one that I had. I told her to have a great day and walked back to my spot to finish my cheap sandwich. I got up a few minutes later to catch my train and there past hundreds of people walking there in a little corner was the young girl with two Muslim ladies and a few other children all sharing the McDonald’s I payed for. It was then when I realized that my attitude had been so wrong when I had those thoughts about “my” money being gone for the day. Truth is it’s not my money, it’s the Lord’s. He has always provided for me, so why should I ever be hesitant to provide for others even when it may not make sense from a financial standpoint. Even though I try to help anyone that I come across, God really opened my eyes today to how if I’m faithful to His Word and love my neighbors as my self I will be so much more blessed. Don’t let money get in the way of things. Life is too short to worry about petty things such as our money or next meal. Use what God has provided you with to care for those in need and make his Kingdom known! I was so blessed when I saw that little girl and the others enjoying some food, that’s so much greater than staying on budget. May someone be able to reach that tract to her and may she grow up to know the name of Christ. Let’s bless others because we have been blessed! Glory to God, He is sooooo worthy!
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