05 Dec God Blessed Us When We Tithed
Financial provision is something my husband and I have asked for prayers for a couple of years now. It was one of the things I asked the intercessor for prayer for during the Moms in the Making conference. We have aways felt incredibly blessed that we have never been in threat of going without, but we have a few goals, like buying a home for our expanding family and getting out of debt, both of which require a different financial situation.
About 18 months ago, we found a church home and set up our tithe. Then 9 months ago, my husband found a new career and company he truly enjoys working for and we’ve been blessed to have financial increase. However, we never adjusted our tithe. Ha, insert worldly excuses here. It seemed like each time we took a step forward, we were knocked a couple back.
For months now we’ve had conversations about correcting our tithe, yet never did so. Cue the worldly excuses again. The week after conference we finally sat down and set it up correctly! This was a Thursday, tithe happened Friday. Today is the following Sunday. I was reading Malachi 3, specifically 3:8-10 CSB – “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing me!” “How do we rob you?” you ask. “By not making the payments of the tenth and the contributions. You are suffering under a curse, yet you — the whole nation — are still robbing me. Bring the full tenth into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure.”
I showed my husband and told him, “No wonder we couldn’t ever make any progress! We have been robbing God.” He agreed, and we felt confident about getting our tithe in line. This afternoon, my husband returned from the mailbox and handed me a stack of checks. Reimbursement of overpayment to a doctor over a year ago! A significant amount. These checks were cut the Wednesday after our first correct tithe was made.
Thank you, Lord!