I had a very illuminating experience recently. I needed to download a particular software for my website. However, I had problems with the mode of payment. I couldn’t pay, not because I didn’t have the money but because the payment company doesn’t operate in my state. So I sent a mail to the guy that wrote the software. I said, “I love your software and I need it for my website. I really love the way it works. I’ve been using your trial version for a while and want to purchase the full version. But the required payment company does not operate in my state.”
The guy wrote back to me. Guess what he said: “I’m not interested in your money. You like my software so I’m going to give it to you.” He sent me the license right away, free of charge! He’s an Indian. He said he was not interested in the money and instantly I saw the nature of God.
You see, the currency of the Spirit is not money; the currency of the Spirit is desire. The currency of the Spirit is not cash; the currency of the Spirit is thirst.
That’s why God says:
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.”
~ Isaiah 55:1
The owner of the software understood a simple principle: Strong desire is a valid expression of value. In this case, money wasn’t necessary anymore. You see, basically, money is just a means of expressing value for someone’s product. So for God, your gift to Him is simply a way of expressing value for Him.