The Blessed Life: Chapters 9 and 10

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I have noticed that if someone doesn’t understand the concept of spirit-led giving it is usually because they do not really understand that God is who He says that He is and that He is a rewarder. They can tend to view Him as a judger, a punisher, or a God that withholds from His children. But if God is a God of love (1 John 4:8) wouldn’t it make sense that He would want to reward those who obey Him and are good stewards of God’s money? In I Corinthians 3:8 God instructs us,

Now, the one who plants and the one who waters is equally important and on the same team, but each will be rewarded for his own work.

Our belief determines where we will spend eternity, and our behavior determines how we will spend eternity. It is easy to become a spirit-led giver if we view our money as if it belongs to God. Then, when He asks us to give, we won’t be tempted to take any of the credit. We are the channel God uses to redistribute His money. If we can’t be trusted now with the little we have, He can not bless us with more. In other words, if we cannot tithe a $1 now out of our $10, we certainly won’t do it when we have to give $10 out of $100.

Money is our test. If we say, “My heart is the kingdom of God.”, my bank account will either validate or refute that claim. It all comes down to whether we believe His Word or not.

Let’s check our banks accounts and see if they show that our heart is truly the Kingdom of God.