He was surprised because he saw it too and I supposed that goes to the throngs of people that walked passed too. Why didn't they pick it up, I wondered, not once but many times? Could it be they were too shy, can't be bothered with small change like this or fail to see it ?
The reason does not matter, I guess since I won't know it from them. It is through God's grace that he wanted me to have it and I had it indeed in my pocket. I kept a box in the house and shared with my two kids that each time either of us pick any amount of money, it goes into this God's coin box. The kids were keeping count who got more.
More importantly, I wanted them to know God's promises never fail, it will come and our job is to keep on believing it. How it happened and when it happened is God's work, something much higher than us. We just take care of the "what" do we want part of the deal. Even the "what" I want in life posed as a daunting task to many people.
They may be in trouble of any kind, relationship, money or health but asked them what they want, they still cannot provide a clear answer but continue to whine about the unfortunate state they are in.
I particularly like this verse - But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it--not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it--they will be blessed in what they do. James 1.25
lThe important messages in this verse are
1. Perfect law - this is the law of liberty one the when abides will liberate us from our situation.
2. Continuity - Believing it once is not enough, we are creatures of habits, we returned to our former self the minute we are not conscious of our new behaviour. We need to continue believing regardless of the situation we see
3. doers of the words - merely listening to the words of God but lack practice (works of faith) is enacting this bible verse -
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1.23-24
Faith in God's work is not the same as physically performing the task. If a person is financially behind, getting dressed up, driving a nice car but lacking the change of mindset that he is rich is nothing but a transient act of folly, an act that will soon diminish as soon as his money runs out to support his act. The action (hardware) must be aligned with the mind (software).
I have always believe I am blessed by God and will keep on picking up money. My goal is a ten dollar note and I am certain, without a shadow of doubt, it is in my possession. The time for it to manifest in my material world depends on the intensity of my faith and the timing of God. I need to be patient and listen for his signs and wonders. Could he wanted me to have more, many times more than just ten dollars?
Maybe, picking up money may not sounds like your cup of tea ! Choose something else that you like and pray for it and then watch it unfolds right in front of you. Write down your experience like I do and soon your confidence will grow, your hunger for his words will increase and bigger blessings will come to your life.
God bless you.