It has been years since I gave my tithes to any organization. I stopped after feeling like I had been a fool giving to all of those offerings and still financial tragedy followed me. What I saw behind the scenes was even more disturbing so I stopped. Then I became resentful, feeling like I was hoodwinked.
I was so angry I was closed off to the idea of giving my tithes to any place of worship. However, I told my Father who is heaven that I didn’t want to be like this. So over time I began to listen to various teachings concerning tithes and offerings. Some teachings validated why I should tithe and others validated why I shouldn’t. Both sides of the coin were convincing. Yet, it was Yahweh’s who spoke to me in his word.
Now I already knew this scripture, but his voice compelled me to try again. “Prove me,” is what I kept hearing. At first I was going to wait to give it – possibly the following week is what I had in mind. Nevertheless, I felt I needed to give it before going to bed last Thursday night. So I did.
I had been waiting on some money to come through for a job I had completed two weeks prior. The man kept saying the check would be ready this day, then the next, and so on. After giving my tithes to Passion for Truth ministry Thursday night, I received a phone call Friday morning to go pick up the check.
You can only imagine how happy I was about that happening. Then I went to a craft store for a few things. At first I didn’t want to buy my items because I thought they were a little more expensive than maybe somewhere else. However, I didn’t have a lot of time and still needed to go a few more places so I bought them. When the cashier told me how much I thought she made a mistake. When I looked at my receipt the products were 25% off. Another happy moment.
Finally, I went to Meijer’s store to buy some juice for my grandson. Imagine my surprise when there was a sale to buy one brand and get another brand free. And to top it off, both brands were the only kind I buy. Happy, happy, happy.
So will I continue to tithe? Absolutely. Will I because I got blessing from it? Partly. The real reason because Yahweh asked me to trust him and when I did he made good on it. He restored my faith in his word where it was torn down because I allowed what man did to affect me. Praise Yah!
Our Heavenly Father, who is in heaven,
Help me to always follow your word instead of focusing on man and his ways. Help me to trust you more than I trust anyone else.
In Yeshua the Messiah’s name, Amen.
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” (Malachi 3:10 KJV)