"If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."
I often ask God to show me those in need. I ask Him for eyes to see. I ask Him to show me Isaiah 58 here in the states. Daily I ask these things!!
Well the other night I passed a homeless man who I said hi to and he asked me for "one dollar." I opened my wallet and all i had was a five. I told him I was sorry that I did not have "one dollar" and walked off.
Early the next morning I woke up thinking about what had happened. I was reminded of the above scripture and was convicted. Why didn't I give him the five? All I could do was admit I missed it and ask forgiveness.
Hopefully I will not miss the opportunity to give more than is asked of me from a stranger or a friend, whether out of abundance or out of need!!