A couple months ago, Breanne decided to home school Bryson for a few months until she was past her move and all the other things that came with it. Bryson goes to a Christian School and their days are flexible so they were allowed that privilege. It made things much easier for them to get packed and moved and set up without having to add extra stress to the process and enabled him to keep up his word without interruption. It seemed to work out well for Breanne’s family all around.
However, when we went in to speak to the Principal about this decision, I saw something on her face that caused me to excuse myself and go to the restroom and pray.
You see, the tuition for homeschool is a third of what his tuition was, which meant the school would be losing monies they were counting on. The Principal said several families had made the decision to home school for the rest of the year in the past couple months. What I perceived on her face was ‘oh my goodness, we are losing another student, which means we are losing more money.’ I saw on her face that it was the final straw. Therefore I excused myself and went to the bathroom and prayed and ask God what he would have me do.
I heard from the Lord and walked back into her office. I said ‘here is what I want to do, I will send you a check, a donation for the school for the rest of the school year for the difference between homeschool tuition and full day tuition.’ She looked up with tears in her eyes and said ‘no, you don’t have to do that.’ I said ‘it is what I want to do.’ I saw the weight come off her shoulders.’ Therefore that is what I have done and each month that I send that offering I am reminded that I am taking a weight off someone else. What a seed to sow!
I remember one time I was in such a place and I felt I desperately needed one thing off my shoulders. A friend called and I said ‘I have to get one thing off me.’ I was going through a time of financial lack like I have never known and I needed some relief. She said ‘what amount do you need to get one thing off you?’ I told her, knowing she didn’t have it. She replied ‘if God puts it in my hands I will bring it to you.’ Much to both of our surprise, the next day someone put it in her hands and she brought it to me, just as she said.
The following day the same person put the same amount in her hand again saying ‘God said you gave the other away, here is the blessing again.’ WOW!
I remember the feeling of having that one thing off me and I knew I did that same thing for this lady – thank YOU GOD that I was able to do that.
Friends, we never know what we give when we give to others, it may take a weight off them that you can’t even imagine. And taking that weight off may allow them to press forward and walk in the blessings of God. You may be the one thing that helped them through that season – I can promise you this – if you are the one thing that helps them through that season they will never forget you nor will they ever forget God’s faithfulness. I am living proof of that.
Proverbs 3:27 says; Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. I purpose in my heart to do good for those whom God gives me the power to do good to, how about you?
Recently Kelita Deems emailed me and offered to update and maintain our facebook page and our website. I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing it was. It was something I had been praying about for months, but simply didn’t have the time or knowledge (as she has discovered) to accomplish. With a small staff, our priority is our daily teachings and taking care of our partners, I couldn’t do the rest and it bothered me, but God sent me Kelita and she took that weight off me and empowered me to run faster in God – I pray God empowers her in ways that she can’t even imagine for the seed, the wonderful seed, she has sown into this ministry. A seed of her time and love for us and this ministry. GOD BLESS YOU my friend!
I want to encourage you today to look for ways to bless others, take a weight off – it will bless you as much as it does them – I promise you that. It is precious seed and God never forgets a seed – today be a blessing! It will come back on you. Every seed you sow will reap a harvest if you refuse to quit….don’t grow weary in well doing….He is faithful and will reward all your seeds, I know this to be true. God Bless You my friends, we love you more than words can say. Have a wonder-filled day in God.
If at all possible…take a load off someone today!