Keep Sowing

Keep sowing

It’s not easy to honor God with your giving. I will be the first to admit that.

Having to wrestle the doubt, uncertainty, fear, AND sometimes the financial strain doesn’t make it any easier. But when it truly becomes unbearable there is only piece of advice I can give: keep sowing.

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Why Tithing is Not Giving

 

Tithing is not giving.

Ouch!

I know… strong words… but its true. It’s the starting point but not the end all be all. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

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The Lopsided and Completely Unfair Covenant of Tithing

 

covenant

God is a God of covenant. He legally binds Himself to His Law.This is why He acts in the life of a believer who clings to and confesses His Word (or Law). Someone who believes and confesses His Word is literally laying claim to their legal rights. And He being who He is HAS to keep His end of the bargain!

There is IMMENSE power in what you declare…particularly if what you declare is His Word.

He is and will always be a covenant keeping God. Not a Testament keeping God…but  a covenant keeping one. So since we’re here…why don’t we look at the difference between “covenant” and “testament.”

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Are You Under the Curse for Not Tithing?

the curse of not tithing

 

Sometime ago I wrote that you WILL NOT be cursed if you don’t tithe. In fact I said:

You will not be cursed. In fact, in Christ you’re eternally blessed! All the curses under the law came upon Christ…All the curses of the Law were laid on Christ at the cross. Period. So no you’re not cursed if you don’t tithe. The earth is not gonna swallow you up if you don’t put your envelope in the basket. Anybody who has a problem with that send ‘em over here.”

Maybe my thoughts have changed since finishing my one year tithing experiment. Maybe I was more concerned about people’s opinion of me. But I have to amend my statement.

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My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 3)

My tithing case study

In case this is your 1st time here, this case study is an unbiased account of my first year tithing. In my first post I spoke about being fired within my first 90 days of tithing (click here). In the 2nd post, I spoke about being disheartened not seeing the results from my tithing experiment (click here).

It’s been a fun trip so far, so why don’t we continue the ride?

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My first year results with tithing: a personal case study

My case study

I was hesitant to write this post.

Why?

It’s not something you read or hear. The fact is, when most people give their testimonies about tithing it’s usually with an instantaneous and positive ending. Most ministries tell how the person who gave received a 400% increase in a matter of months.

Last year…that was NOT the case with me.

 Preface

On a Sunday in November of 2012 I asked God what would I need to do to get out of the financial rut I was in. I said,

“Lord, I love you but I am in a rut and I don’t know what to do to get out. What is it?”

And the idea popped into my mind: start tithing. I felt this assurance that was what I needed to do. So I decided that 2013 would be the year to do my tithing experiment. I made a promise that no matter what happened I would keep tithing.

With this experiment I decided to document my giving and and significant experiences in the year. That way I would be able to share my “successes” with those following. That way when when TBN or CBN decided to broadcast my riveting story (cause God was obviously going to miraculously prosper me instantaneously) I could be honest with the audience.

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After You Give Your Tithes Follow the Virgin

The Virgin Mary

The Christmas season is upon us. As a result, everyone turns their attention to a manger, a virgin mother, and a Baby that changed the world. As much as I am indebted to that Baby I wanted to focus on the mother–the Virgin Mary.

I wanted to talk about her faith actually.

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