I am on a special fast right now with the Lord concerning finances. I just want you ladies to know that I was a previous homeless person for several years and God has raised me up in an extraordinary way to prosper greatly by His word and faith. Not only that but in the very near future I will be financially free and totally debt free and yes, that is in this economy. I am on my way to retiring early at 40 and I am 27. You see I do not play with giving. This has not been just monetarily but EVERY area of my life. In this economy I have seen great moves of God and great favor. I would like to impart that favor to you ladies. I will be frank, this is not a get rich quick or lottery thread. God knows our heart and our intents. If you are not giving, you are not recieving. God is not a man that He would lie and He tells us to challenge Him on His tithes. Often times people think you just have to give to Church when the Lord clearly says that we are also to uphold the cause of the orphan, widow and homeless so do not feel condemned if you give to such causes. Here is a Jabez prayer I still use to this day and would like to share with you: Lord, bless us indeed. Do something so big in our lives that it is obviously from You. Increase our influence and opportunities for You. Give us a sense of your continual presence and direction. Protect us and keep us from falling into Satan's traps. In Jesus name, amen! Please share with us any prayers and breakthru's you all have seen concerning giving.