I have been feeling so many different emotions lately. I have fear, doubt, wondering how things will be handled and work themselves out. Life has felt a little like a roller coaster lately with so many ups and downs. I absolutly am in LOVE with the new church we have found, Experience Life. It has changed my life, although I have a long way to go, everything is looking up. We had a service not to long ago about tithing. Tithing is not something I ever really took part in. Joseph has always been so good and faithful about putting money in the plate and he always talks about how he is blesses. Our pastor Chris Galanos did a sermon about how we are commanded by God to tithe at least 10% of our income monthly, and this is the only thing in the Bible that God tells us to test him on. The awesome thing about our church is how unique and welcoming they are. They have something called the 3 month tithe challenge where they challenge you to tithe 10% for 3 months and if at the end of that you don't feel like God has radically blessed your life, you get every penny back. I have decided to take this challenge, and continue on with it for ever. Since making this commitment, I rely on God to take charge and he knows my heart, my bank account, and my needs. When I have doubt or fear about where the money will come from to pay the bills or where the money will come from for my tithing, or anything else I need, he provides.
Our Pastor made the comment, "I would rather live on 90% of my income and 100% of God's blessing, than 100% of my income and 0% of God's blessing." He also says many people think they can't afford to give 10% back to the Lord, but how he sees it, How can you afford not to?
I was struggling yesterday about where the extra money would come from for my tithing and for some appointments I have Monday. My work week wasn't looking as busy as I would like it, and I was worrieed. Although I was worried, I did not doubt. I trusted in God and knew he would provide for me. Sure enough he blessed with with great tips yesterday at work, then this morning I had a pretty empty work schedule and he blessed me with 2 client haircolors that I did not expect to have.
All I can say is God is good and I am so glad I have made the decision to tithe like he has commanded and to trust all my financials in him. He will lead me where I need to be!
Thank you God for watching over me and blessing me so richly in everything, Amen.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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