Saturday, August 25, 2012


Your tithe is the amount you give to God. Giving a portion of your income to God
is a way of saying thank you for His provision; it shows you have faith in Him
to supply your needs.

"'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 you will not have room
enough for it'" (Malachi 3:10).

"I believe the Lord doesn't demand a tithe. I believe He asks for a tithe," said
Larry Burkett. "I also believe that a tithe is the clearest outside indicator of
where we are spiritually. It is really a measure of 'Do I trust God, or do I
just say that I trust God?'"

Laura Petherbridge shares, "This is what I told God, 'I'm going to continue
giving You this 10 percent, and I'm going to trust You for the rest.' Then the
blessings from God began coming. Within two weeks my job went from part-time to
full-time with a raise. I had several items that I decided to sell, and I
received close to what I paid for them. A friend fixed my car for me, free of
charge. A family member rolled up three one-hundred-dollar bills and slipped
them into my hand as we said good-bye.

"One time after another, God kept meeting my needs. There was no logical human
explanation to it. God was faithful."

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see"
(Hebrews 11:1).

Heavenly God, I want to give you a portion off the top of my paycheck because I
trust You to provide over and above what I can even imagine. Amen.

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