It was on my heart this morning to share my journey with the Lord when it comes to the subject of tithing.
Yeah. I know. It’s a controversial issue across religious sectors. But it’s not so controversial to me. Do you want to know why?
Because I have seen what happens when you trust God with your tithe.
Notice I did say TRUST GOD.
Not your church. Not your Ushers. Not your Pastor. Trust God.
The bible tells us in Malachi 3:10:
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
I’m not concerned with it being “an old testament principle. The words “test me in this” just resonates with me. In 2006, I decided I wanted to start tithing. It wasn’t easy at first. It felt like I was just paying another bill, because 10% felt like a lot to give up. But in my heart I just felt encouraged to do so. As far as I was concerned, it wasn’t just about receiving blessings. I honestly wanted to see just what God was going to do if I made the commitment to tithe.
Over the years I felt the Lord leading me to try different things. My favorite example is when he encouraged me to tithe on the salary I wanted to make. Oh, this was certainly a stretch! This resulted in a test to pay nearly 20% ABOVE my actual tithe.
But I did it. And God not only matched what I was believing him for, but he gave me more than what I was believing him for. It was simply amazing how it all happened. It was a package deal that reminds me of Amos 9:13. I was overtaken by what God had for me, for trusting him and being faithful.
Now, clearly, my testimony is mine. What God has in store for you, is for YOU. I don’t get caught up in debating on paying 10% on gross pay versus net pay. That’s between you and God.
But I’m here to share with you that God is faithful and will blow your mind when you trust him. Your life, not just your finances will be blessed when you trust God with your tithe. I am blessed to have very good health and a sound mind, among other things.
I encourage you to “test God”…after all, he implores you to in the text. I would love to see your testimonies roll in! Send them to email@example.com.