I’m going to share the story that goes with this text between my lil big bro and I. The other day I was going over my finances and said, whoa! My balance should have been 0, but I was still in the black. I told Carlos, I don’t know how ( I do know how though) I’m not in the red, in the overdrawn, etc? I said, the last of my money is stretched to the last possible minute. He laughed and he said that happens with him too. The following day I was going through my bills and sat there calculating and recalculating and said to myself, “Well if I didn’t tithe this check, I’d be ok I think.” As I started to cook, I began to talk to God and finally said, “God, I know I’m supposed to tithe every check, but I’m nervous about this week, would it be ok if I didn’t tithe this week?” SILENCE…(crickets). I continued on with my daily “this and that happened” conversation with Him and as I was standing over the stove, I heard “trust” run through my thoughts. I heard it, but didn’t pay attention, or I didn’t want to hear that. So, today I prayed in the morning and said, “God, I need clarity about my tithing question, please.” Later on I thought to ask lil big bro. As you can read the text between us. He didn’t know what I had asked God nor that God had sent me the single word, “trust”, to me the same day. I laughed out loud at my desk when I saw his reply because sometimes, as we say, God got jokes. Don’t ask me why I even asked this question. I should have never let doubt enter my mind. I said to myself, “wow Andi, He’s come through for you always, no matter what, He will continue.” He’s always been faithful to me, I should be as well.
So to answer the question, to tithe or not to tithe? Of course I am. Always put Him first, always trust that He will bring you through, no matter what. Sometimes he tests us, to make sure our hearts and faith are with Him. God bless you all!