Last Ignite 2013 (May 29-31), we were asked to have a certain amount of money for our allowance. My parents already told me that they will provide for my expenses for the trip, but I wanted to challenge my faith in God when it comes to my finances. I’ve always relied on my parents to give me my needs and wants, but I wanted to change that. So, I only asked from them an amount that won’t be enough for the whole trip.
2 weeks before the conference, the money that I saved from my allowance was still not enough to sustain my expenses for the trip. With less time to save, I trusted God and continued to give my tithes, knowing that He keeps His promises.
Then, a week before we left for Manila, my aunt messaged me on Facebook saying that she found out that I was going to Manila and she would send me money so I could enjoy my trip. I was overwhelmed, because she sent four times the amount that I needed.
Indeed God is really faithful in every area of our lives, most especially with our finances, because He promised in John 15:7 that, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you”.
We should not lose hope in God’s ability to provide. Let’s continue to acknowledge Him as our main source, because in His right time, He will give whatever we are asking for.