Every year starts with resolutions for some, goals for others. I, for one, set goals to meet by the end of the year because resolutions always fail (at least for me). I have been reading daily devotions and tweets and it seems that many Christians have gotten motivated in this New Year with one particular objective. It’s time to start investing in something with no risk of losing anything but gaining everything. As everyone knows, investing anywhere on this earth is risky and there are chances of losing everything. That, however, is not what investments we are all looking towards.
Malachi 3:10 states “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” (NIV)
I don’t know how seriously everyone takes on the “tithing” business but from previous discussions with other Christians, we came to the conclusion that churches could sponsor more missions and help more widows and orphans if the Church (meaning body of believers) would just give 5%. Most give less than that. The Bible asks us to test God. Give Him 10% of your earnings and see how He multiplies your blessings. Rick Warren wrote on this subject beautifully and stated that we could either trust ourselves and pay our bills with the 10% or give it to God and trust that HE will pay our bills.
Over the next few months, I’m launching a new series, Fighting Insomnia. I will present organizations that fight this Christian insomnia. We walk by others and watch suffering on TV and like the priest, we walk by. We need to learn to stop and help like the Samaritan. I pray that through these posts, God will open your heart to sponsor an organization or a few and help financially. I do strongly believe that the first organization you should support is your local church. Put your money to work for the Kingdom. That investment will not fail and leave you with nothing. Don’t trust me on that… Trust God.
(to be continued…)