Read 1 Kings 17 today.

This is chapter when we meet the prophet Elijah. There was a significant drought, and Elijah went to live in a village of Zarepheth. He asked a widow, who had only enough for one more meal, to feed him. She questioned to sense of doing so when she had so little to give. Even so, she was obedient and made bread for Elijah. As a result of her faith (believing God and acting upon that belief), the flour and oil did not run out.
It is easy to give when we are sharing out of our excess, but more difficult when doing so puts us in a vulnerable position. Jesus pointed out another widow who gave sacrificially in Luke 21. How would you describe what you offer to God: Safe or Sacrificial?
1 Kings 17:10–16 (NLT)
10 So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called to her, “Bring me a bite of bread, too.”
12 But she said, “I swear by the LORD your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.”
13 But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the LORD sends rain and the crops grow again!”
15 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days. 16 There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the LORD had promised through Elijah.
Luke 21:1–4 (NLT)
1 While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. 2 Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.
3 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. 4 For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”