“What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.”
Matthew 6:33 ERV
Man this scripture is so true, if you seek God first, any thing you need he will give it to you. If you need your bills paid, Trust God. If you want to be healed.. Trust God. If you want your family healed, Trust God.
I can remember when a friend of mines talked about tithing.. I thought it was a way to manipulate people, I had no time for that convo. Then another friend talked to me about tithing and how she was broke and raising and her kids and God made a way when she trusted him. I still wasn’t ready… but one day, I knew beyond a doubt I needed God.
Let me tell you there was a time in my life when I was losing everything, my marriage, my child, my home my car. And everything. One dark day I gave my life to Jesus. Yup I had tried everything else and I needed something .. I tried Jesus. I would be lying if I said my life got better overnight.. but over time and when I look back, it was only Jesus who got me through.
One day I looked at my bills and my check and the gap was large enough that I decided to use my tithes to cover the gap. Well that appeared to work for the day but really I was jacking up my own progress. It always seems like a good idea to use the money you have, that’s just proving you don’t trust God. Tithing is truly a trust process. The more I trusted God the better I became at tithing and believing that he would supply all my needs.
I am fully persuaded that the 10% that belongs to God, he gone get that. I don’t care what people say I trust God with it. I didn’t say the church or the pastor, that’s not my business.. aht aht that’s God’s business; my job is to trust him. I’m gone pay who I can after I pay God. That is not MY money.
“He said to them, “Then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.””
Luke 20:25 ERV