From The Holy Spirit and Christian Testimonies by C. Marie, www.theholyspiritacts.com
At a checkout line one day, “Ann Rupert” came to believe that some of her money was needed to be left unspent, which led her to go without an item that she wanted, but did not need. Then outside of the store, she saw that she was about to drive pass a homeless man. So as she was in the turning lane of the traffic, she was able to collect her money, which would have been used on the desired item, and quickly toss it out of the passenger side of the window. Without an
interruption of the traffic flow afterwards, she was able to observe the man grab the money and tell her, “God bless you!”
Psalms 4:5, “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.”
St. Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
On another occasion, “Ann” done a lot of grocery shopping, and the next day, she found herself in the home of a family where a few senior aged people lived. On their stove was only a small pot of rice which cooked in water and was saturated in either margarine or butter. After she immediately noticed their poverty, and the lack of food in the house, she gave them a large portion of her groceries.
Psalms 41:1-3, “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.”
There was an incident when “Ann” asked God if the Holy Ghost would point out somebody who needed to be financially blessed. Then some time later that day, she saw an unknown, teenage-looking young lady who carried a baby in her arms. The thought to give the money to the young lady was a strong one, as she done so. Afterwards, the young lady was instantly brought into tears and explained that she really needed it, and how she was the mother of a couple of other young children too.
St. Luke 18:18-25, “And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
St. Matthew 5:40-42, “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.”
1 Peter 4:8, “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
While “Ann” stood in a customer line one day in order to pay for an electric bill, she turned around and noticed a man behind her, who also was in the same line. Once she paid her bill in its full amount, she informed the employee, who was taking the payments, that she desired to secretly place a financial credit on the man’s upcoming bill cycle.
Corinthians 16:14, “Let all your things be done with charity.”
1 Timothy 1:5, “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:”
One month, “Ann” decided that she really needed to send a check to the local Children’s Hospital because she felt that it was a necessary thing for her to have done at that time.
St. Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
Within that same month, one of “Ann’s” children, who was described as a busy bee toddler, managed to climb a table and grab a hold of a television set. With a determination to ascent to the top of it, the toddler slipped. Then the television set felled and part of it had landed on the child. “Ann” was in another room, but was able to hear the sounds of the toddler’s fall to the ground and the heavy television set. Before long, she heard the child’s cries and screams. But after the television set was lifted off of the toddler, the child immediately jumped up, became happy, and silently walked out of the room, and was not scratched, bruised, or broken anywhere.