Friday, May 12, 2017
Considering My Heart in Giving
In review of Malachi 3:10 it says, "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!"
Give your tithe, God promises that he will bless you for this. You can test HIm with this.
What this means to me:
God is telling me to give a full tithe, and more. He will pour out blessings so great that I won’t have room enough for them. This is one thing I’m allowed to test him in.
I’m reminded this morning that everything I have is from God; so if I refuse to return to him a part of what he has given, we rob him. Am I willing to give above and beyond my tithe to help advance God's Kingdom?
In Luke 6:38, I'm reminded to "give, and I will receive." When I give, I must remember that the blessings God promises are not always material and may not be experienced completely here on earth, but we will certainly receive them in our future life with him.
What I need to keep in mind is that God is my Kinsman-Redeemer through Christ Jesus. He does not want me to live a lifestyle of scourging for what is left over. He doesn’t want me to have just enough to meet my needs, rather He wants me to have more than enough, the very best.
Instead of just giving a few drops from a pitcher of water, God wants to fill my glass beyond the brim to overflowing. It’s the kind of abundance and blessing that he want me to receive on a daily basis.
The Lord is my provider. Today He is telling me to lay my needs at the foot of the Cross, knowing that I am covered with the mantel of Christ in every area of my life.
With Him as my Kinsman-Redeemer, I am completely set free from every form of bondage! I can get ready for the fullness of the Lord to drench my life completely, and to refresh me anew, and to bring me blessings that I never thought would be possible.
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