“They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” Mark 12:44 “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Psalm 34:10

The Lord is not impressed by the dollar amounts we place in offering plates. He is moved by our faithfulness to believe He will do what He says He will do.

The widow in Mark 12 had great faith in a God of miraculous provisions who would keep His promises from Scripture. “They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The LORD is upright; he is my Rock’” (Psalm 92:14-15). She trusted in the One who always took care of her. The widow had confidence in God’s provisions, even as she gave the last of her money.

Being in business most of our lives, we experienced some good years and a few just plain bad ones. I have always been amazed when looking at the numbers from our low- sales years how we moved through those days not missing out on anything we truly needed. I’m grateful for a husband who had faith to tithe a portion of our income, no matter where the numbers came in. The Lord’s faithful, sustaining hand kept us afloat during  those lean years. He is seeing you through as well.


Scripture Focus

Mark 12:41-44


“You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” (Psalm 18:28)

Bible In A Year

  • Genesis 41-42
  • Psalm 21
  • Mark 1