When it comes to tithing, the first thing we must understand is that the Lord does not need our money. We are the ones that need money. Because of God’s love for us, He shares His money with us; we don't share our money with Him.
When we tithe we are not giving Him 10% of anything, as it already belongs to Him. What is happening is that He is giving us 90% of His money that He has enabled us to earn during the week, by giving us the health & energy to do it. Within this concept lies the secret to abundant blessings!
One of the greatest principles in the Kingdom of God is sowing and reaping. He gives us seed [money] to sow into His kingdom, so we will reap a harvest of more seeds [money] in order for us to keep on sowing seeds [money] into His kingdom.
Then we will keep on getting blessed financially, He will also increase the fruit of our righteousness. II Cor. 9-10 “And he that supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, shall supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.”
By tithing we are also removing ourselves from living under a curse from God Himself. “Ye are cursed with the curse; for ye rob me, even this whole nation.” Mal. 3:9.
When we tithe we are in a win, win situation. We plant weekly tithe seed [money] that we may have a weekly harvest [of money] in our lives, and we are no longer living under a curse.
If it is money that you need, it is money that you must plant. We cannot expect oranges to grow from an apple tree. Tithing is not an option and it is 10% of our income.
Our tithe is what we owe Him. What we give above that is our love offering to Him. No, it is not easy, but God will honor His Word to “rebuke the devourer for your sakes.” Mal. 3:11
God says that we can even try Him on what He says about tithing: “Bring ye the whole tithe into the store-house, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now herewith, says Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Mal. 3:10
When you tithe, hold it up before God and tell Him that you are proving Him now that His Word is true. You will be glad you did and your pocketbook will be too!
Wow, how cool is this; to know the secret to God's abundant blessings!
Charli Pickett is an International Christian Women's Speaker, Author, Motivator, Image and Make-up Artist. Charli has a mission to reach women of all ages to teach them how to use what they have to become what they want to be. Her desire is to guide them in maximizing their inner strength and outer beauty, that they may become a confident and fulfilled woman both inside and out.
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