When you get into that position, you’ve got to truly believe that Jesus is a multiplier. You’ve got to believe that He doesn’t look at how much you have, but takes what you have and multiplies it, stretches it, and makes it go further than it’s ever gone before. You might look at your income as limited, but He will stretch it to do more than it’s ever done before.
When I look at what God does through this ministry with the income we receive, I’m amazed. Our income is not even a tenth of what some of the larger ministries in America receive, yet what God’s doing through this ministry is so tremendous! God can stretch it. He can make it go further than ever before!
Of course, we realize that God blesses us also because we’re good stewards of our resources; we tithe, and give offerings to honor Him. When we honor Him, He blesses us. My wife, Adonica, and I have seen that when we have limited resources available and God tells us to give, we give. We still end up doing everything we wanted to do with the limited resources — even minus what we’ve given — because God stretches it and multiplies it. Faithful tithers have long seen that the 90 percent they retain after tithing goes much farther than if they’d kept 100 percent.
God not only provides food, drink, and clothing, He provides open doors. He provides supernatural favor to meet our every need. I want to show you several more miracles of provision. When they arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the half shekel [the temple tax] went up to Peter and said, does not your Teacher pay the half shekel?
He answered, yes. And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him [about it] first, saying, what do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly rulers collect duties or tribute — from their own sons or from others not of their own family?
And when Peter said, from other people not of their own family, Jesus said, Then the sons are exempt. Stumble [that is, to cause them to judge unfavorably and unjustly] go down to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find there a shekel. Take it and give it to them to pay the temple tax for Me and for yourself.
MATTHEW 17:24-27 AMP
Now Peter’s a fisherman, and in all of Peter’s years of fishing, He’s never caught a fish with a coin in its mouth. But he never needed it until now. It’s a relief to know that Jesus knows where the fish are and that He wants to take care of your needs! When they were getting near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, He sent ahead two of His disciples And instructed them, Go into the village in front of you, and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, which has never been ridden by anyone; unfasten it and bring it
If anyone asks you, why are you doing this? answer, The Lord needs it, and He will send it back here presently. So they went away and found a colt tied at the door out in the [winding] open street, and they loosed it. And some who were standing there said to them, what are you doing, untying the colt?
And they replied as Jesus had directed them, and they allowed them to go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their outer garments upon it, and He sat on it.
MARK 11:1-7 AMP