1 John 3:16-18 (ESV)
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
I believe during this recession God's people need to be positioning themselves financially to BE the church to those who are hit hard. If you've got excess, look for ways to share with those who are struggling. If you're just "making it", reduce your spending even more just so you can position yourself to help others. Schedule an appointment with your budget and make some hard decisions so that others will not go without. Pray right now and ask if God needs you to financially bless someone else!