Jesus’ ministry was dependent only on the Holy Spirit, and though he did accept gifts from his followers for His work, He never asked anyone for money and only made his financial needs known to His Father.
In the 1800’s George Müller needed money in order to clothe, feed and care for more than 2,000 orphans every day yet he never asked a single person for support. It was only in direct answer to prayer that God provided $7,500,000.00 to supply his needs (Sword of the Lord Publishers 2006).
An organization that does genuine work of God may use money, but it never depends upon money. I have seen only a few ministries that work this way, and yet I believe that this is the way any ministry that honors God will work… even today.
Answers-To-Prayer.com was birthed from my heart as a wife and mother who desires to share with others what God is doing in and through my life. As more people have joined me in this journey of prayer and discovering a more intimate relationship with God, the website has continued to grow.
I do not ask people for money to help support this website or for help in supporting my family of 7, but only go to my Heavenly Father with my needs, much like George Müller did. God moved the hearts of people to meet his needs, sometimes in miraculous ways, and I have seen him do the same for me.
George Müller’s orphan work was very public. You could see the orphans, the caregivers, the buildings they lived in, the clothing they wore… all of which made those needs very real in the eyes of the beholder. Mr. Müller purposely wanted his ministry to be a very public one so that many could see the testimony of God’s provisions for such a large undertaking.
Most do not realize that there are many expenses involved in running a website because the “behind the scenes” work is much more transparent. There are hosting fees, wages to be paid to assistants,and many other expenses. All of this requires a lot of money, and I have never asked a single person for financial help or gone into debt in order to keep the website going.
I seek to follow the example of Jesus Himself. God has provided suitable individuals and the means to pay them simply in answer to prayer, and as long as He provides, the work will continue.
I know that there are blessings that are received when we give in response to God’s leading and so I want to make that opportunity available through this page. However the privilege of giving to this ministry belongs only to those who love the Lord Jesus, and who have taken care of their own family’s needs first.
If you feel that God has impressed upon your heart the desire to support this site then I would ask that you take just a few moments to consider the following before giving:
- Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? More than your gift, we desire that your heart be surrendered to the Lord Jesus. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then I welcome your gift as it is a great honor and privilege to support the work of God.
- Have you provided for your own family’s needs? God desires that we meet our existing financial obligations. We are to make sure that our family has food, clothing and shelter (I Timothy 6:6-8). Then we can give to and support others, financially.
- Do you have any large debts to pay? If so, please clear those debts before giving, for God wants His children to live free of worry and free from all debt.
- God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). In Matthew 6:3-5, we read that God, who sees what is done in secret, will reward the giver in His own way.
Finally, a word of encouragement to you: God has promised that He will bless those who bless others. God doesn’t promise financial prosperity, but He does promise to bless those who are generous – and your generosity will bring glory to God as stated in 2 Corinthians 9:8-15…
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say,
“They share freely and give generously to the poor.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.
As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words! 2 Corinthians 9:8-15 (NLT)
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Thank you for visiting! I pray that God uses the ministry of this website to be a blessing and encouragement to you.