The Lesson

Luke 6 38

My husband had just finished his lunch; as he and I sat at the dining room table. My 7 year old son had come downstairs to the dining room and showed his money to Papa. My husband asked him, how much did he have? To which my son responded: $1.50. My husband asked him if he would give him all of his money, except one cent. My son paused and said no. “I’ll only have one penny if I gave you all my money.” My husband responded: okay. He then called our second son (6 years) down to the dining room and asked him for all of his money. My second son said no. My husband responded: okay. He then called our oldest daughter (4 years)  to the dining room and asked her the same question; to which she responded yes, and gladly gave him her dollar. He called our baby girl (2 years) downstairs to the dining room and asked her for all of her money; and she too responded yes and gave it to him. My husband said to the girls: “Because you gave me all that you had, I’m going to give you back your dollar and another one.” The girls rejoiced and said thank you  papa! He then said: “I only added a dollar; but I like multiplication; so I’m going to give you another dollar.” The girls rejoiced again and thanked their papa. He then said: “Because you said thank you, I’m going to give you another dollar.” The girls again rejoiced and thanked papa.” Finally, my husband said: “Because you cheerfully gave me all that you had, I’m going to give you another dollar.” The girls celebrated once again; and cheerfully thanked their papa.

2 Corinthians 9 7

I sat there the entire time as I watched this biblical lesson being played out before my very eyes. My husband and I got up from the table; and went into the foyer to look at the new chairs that we had just bought. The girls followed us into the foyer; while my sons stayed at the table thinking. After we finished in the foyer, my husband, the girls and I went into the kitchen. I explained to the boys that they had just witnessed and been a part of a biblical lesson. I shared with them the time that YHWH/God told me to give away my entire check. It was very uncomfortable for me; but I did it anyway. Two weeks later, I had received a debt-free vehicle. I explained that it’s good to give your normal tithes and offerings; but there will be times when the Father asks you to give more. It’s only because He wants to give more to you.

17 thoughts on “The Lesson

  1. Jacquie A. Bradford July 2, 2020 / 10:09 am

    What an exciting demonstration for your kids! How did your sons respond to your explanation? I love the way you and your husband are with your children. Blessings to you and your sweet family, sister Yonka!

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    • theexcellentwoman July 2, 2020 / 1:36 pm

      The boys said that they were going to give all of their money to God. We further talked about how we can not out give God. We give to Him, and He gives so much more to us. We talked about the different blessings that God had given to them. I’ve always made it a point to point out the favor/blessings of God; so that now they say: “That is/was a blessing from God.” I think the lesson from my husband REALLY drove the point home; because I could see that they made the connection; and really got it. Thank you sister Jacquie! I appreciate your feedback and words of encouragement.

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      • Jacquie A. Bradford July 2, 2020 / 1:59 pm

        Always my joy to see a family THRIVING in the love, wisdom, and understanding that only comes from our faithful, loving ALMIGHTY. ♥♥

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  2. Dawn July 2, 2020 / 1:10 pm

    Wow!! I loved this story! What an amazing way to share God’s Word with the kids. ❤️

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  3. Becoming His Tapestry July 2, 2020 / 4:59 pm

    what a beautiful examples of God’s blessings in our lives, Thank you for sharing. My pastor says never hold onto anything so tightly that the Lord has to break our fingers to get it out

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  4. saucysandpiper July 2, 2020 / 6:20 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story. We have a similar “cheerful giver” practice in our house. Whenever we are having a bad day, we convert it into an opportunity to rejoice by doing an extravagant random act of kindness. Like we will go out to dinner and leave the server an enormous tip, buy a gift for our neighbor, etc. It really is an excellent discipline – to be so confident in God’s love that you don’t think twice about passing along what you have.

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