|4 years ago :: Nov 17, 2009 - 3:28PM #11|
God doesn't need our money. God wants to bless us financially but we need to learn some important lessons first. By giving up and not trusting God to provide for you, you are letting money be your master. When you trust God to provide then you are free from the slavery of the almighty dollar. Give freely from your heart, trust God and don't doubt (doubt blocks the blessing).
Remember the story of the widow's mite? God wants our heart. That story inspired me to let go of my dependence on money and to rely fully on God instead.
The giving needs to come out of your heart, not out of fear or compulsion (2 Corinthians9:6-8).
Instead of tithing, maybe you could buy some food for a food pantry.
The idea is to give freely and do not let fear rule your thinking.(Romans8:15).
38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
This is a biblical principle of reaping and sowing:
Here is my testimony to God's faithfulness:
I was on welfare with two young children while my husband spent most of our money on drugs. I still trusted in God and gave out of my need. The more I gave, somehow it came back to me in other ways. I learned to let go and let God work in my life. Now, I own 2 homes and one condo--all paid off. The Lord has greatly blessed me and my family, I am also able to generously contribute to missionary work and those in need.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."--John14:6
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.-- John 3:16
"We love Him because He first loved us."--1 John 4:9-10
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "
1 John 4:18