Do we really trust God to provide for our needs? Do we think God might need some help figuring out exactly what our needs really are?
The facts are, the more we believe God will provide for our needs, the more willing we will be to risk all that is “ours” by giving to Him. The less we trust God, the less likely we will be to give to Him “our stash of cash.”
Since all we have belongs to God and it has been given to us to use… the question is not, how much of my money should I give to God? Rather, the question that begs to be asked is, how much of God’s money should I keep?
The reasons we find to spend our money and the things we buy with it, are the best indicators of our spiritual maturity and Godliness… Our tithes, offerings and generosity are an act of sacrificial obedience and worship of our wonderful God…how much do you trust Him?
It’s a good idea to test your faith prior to finding your back against the wall…show how much you trust Him by how faithful you are to give His money away! Maybe then when you reach out in desperation you will find a familiar hand to rescue you!
Sometimes those tough times come just to perfect our faith…does your faith lie in your abilities, wealth and power or do you trust God in advance to meet your needs and care for you? Paul puts it so well…It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally — not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead! 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 (THE MESSAGE)
Everybody trusts something or somebody…who or what do you truly trust in?
It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. Luke 12:34 (THE MESSAGE)