The First Ten Percent
Do you believe in tithing and giving offerings? In order for someone to be willing to invest their money they need to have trust in that investment. The difference between a worldly investment and giving to God is the worldly investment has some risk.
With God there is no risk. When you believe God you have finally found that no risk investment that is not available in the natural world.
But I Give Why do I
Givers always get their needs met somehow or another. They receive breakthroughs and even some miracles from time to time. Many go on to receive great riches and wealth beyond their wildest dreams.
Testimonies are abundant and many famous wealthy people have always practiced tithing. Still there are those who haven't exactly found that place of supernatural abundance. They get by but live pay check to pay check. Why?
Look at the many reasons people give.
Then there are those well meaning Christians who want to give. Their heart breaks as they feel the crushing weight of bills and the pressers of this life pressing in on them and they cave under that presser. They are not at the place of perfect trust and the circumstances around them dictate to them that they just can't afford it now. Their heart wants to be tithing but they give according to what they believe they can afford.
Others have been taught fear and dread through doctrine using partial Scripture as a tool of fear. Have you ever heard similar saying as,... "pay the tenth or God will get His tithe out of your hospital bills!".
The only "fear" you should have toward God is the kind of fear that means respect, honor, reverence... That kind of fear we should all have.
When you give for the wrong reasons there is little blessing.It's more important Why you give than how much you give
Is God Mad At Me
God is NOT Angry anymore with His children. All of His anger was poured out on Jesus on the cross. When we fail in what ever area we fail in, our sin is covered by the precious Blood of Jesus.
A just God must allow the curse to follow sin but that's why Jesus came and became a curse for us.
After Messiah suffered and died in Isiah 53: Listen to the heart of God as He speaks to you from the next chapter54:9-10
9 "For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. 10 For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed," Says the Lord, who has mercy on you. NKJV
The Lord wants to..."open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough (to receive it)." The Lord tells us this in Mal 3:10 The vehicle of Faith God uses to do this in the earth is Tithing.