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"He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
 'I tell you the truth,' he said, 'this poor widow has put in more than
all the others.  All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth;
but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on." (Luke 21:2-4
Like many believers, Karen Sparks had trusted God with her salvation,
but wasn't sure she was trusting God with everything. When she returned
from a mission trip, she began praying, "God help me to trust You for everything
like the believers in Guayaquil." Not long after that prayer, her church
sent out offering envelopes and she noticed that one of the envelopes was
for International Missions. As she considered how much money she should
put in the envelope, Sparks began to think about how the widow gave all
she had. "Well, Lord, I'm not a widow. This can't apply to me." She sensed
the Lord saying "Yes it does."
So Sparks balanced her check book and wrote a check for everything
she had and put it in the envelope. She held onto the envelope for a couple
of days just in case God changed His mind, when He didn't, she put the
check in the mail.
That evening, she went to her pantry and surveyed its contents.
There wasn't enough for a week, much less a month. She would have to trust
the Lord for her daily bread.
The Lord provided every meal. "No, I didn't have any extra, but
I never missed a meal." Sparks said, "Our God is good, and I can truly
say that when we are determined to trust Him completely, He will provided
for us just like He says."
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