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Hey guys! It’s been a little while since I have updated you on my tithing report. Let me just start by saying, GOD IS SO GOOD! I have been tithing now since the first of the year, and at first I did it because I thought I was supposed to. Now, I can’t wait to write that check for the offertory. I have been tithing the last month when it hurt the most. AND IT HURT BAD!

When your tithe check is more than you end up with to live off for the week..It’s tough!

But faithfully I gave, because I made a promise that I would.

You guys may or may not know, that I have had a house on the market now for a year. Since divorce struck, making a mortgage payment has been hard on a single income, but I was managing (somewhat). I have been praying my heart out that the house would sell, and that single thing would free me financially from the burden of living paycheck to paycheck.

This morning I was in my car on the way to work, worshiping God. I love that Mary Mary Song, and Mandisa song:


Well here I am, broke as a slick nickel, praising God in my car on the way to work. Did I mention I had just gotten paid the day before and had 100.00 to my name for a week and a half? Mind you.. I had written my tithe check and wasn’t backing out.

This evening I received a call………………… My house has a buyer! A cash buyer! And the contract is signed as of today!

CAN WE SAY:

“Get these shackles off my feet so I can dance….”
Whoooooo hoooo! My God Rocks!

I plan on spending of the remainder of the evening basking in the good news and dancing.

 

Shackles Song <—- For your enjoyment 😉

 

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. (NIV)

 

 


I adopted tithing. I figured it can’t hurt. I made good money, I made minuscule money, but I never offered more than a 20.00 bill to God on Sundays. There, I said it.

So this year after losing my job (for 2 days – mind you, the most stressful 2 days of my life) I vowed to tithe. Well the job I was blessed with was quite a bit less in salary than I was accustomed to. (this is where it starts hurting by the way). I’ve come to the realization that those preachers preaching about tithing on Sundays aren’t just out for a bigger deck or new church carpets – they are telling you what is required of you.

I can’t live without Gods blessings. I can’t get where I need to be without him putting a hand in (or a hand out) for me. Let me tell you friends, I’m now giving ’til it hurts. I’m not doing it scowling, or hastily writing a check with a poor attitude, I am giving God his portion. The word portion is mentioned in the bible 100 times. I think it was important to enough to God and to many others. Laz 3:24 the lord is my portion saith my soul… And

Luke 12:42 (KJV)

42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

Luke 12:43 (KJV)

43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

This Sunday will be the 2nd check I have written for the kingdom, and I am praying that I will start receiving those blessings in my life for diligence and obedience.

Here is to giving til’ it hurts and making Gods kingdom more important than mine. Afterall, you can’t serve two masters.

Joshua 22:5 (KJV)

5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

I will keep you posted.

Cherish

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