How I Changed My Life With a One Year Tithing Experiment

I’m a tither.

Despite the controversy surrounding it, I’m a huge advocate of it.

And, honestly, before I got serious about it my life was a total mess. I couldn’t make ends meet. I had trouble holding a steady job. My wife (God bless her) loved me, but lost almost all respect for me. Our marriage was on its last leg. She was pregnant with our 2nd child and was considering leaving. As I said she loved me but with the tight finances, the tense atmosphere, my bad attitude, and my constant complaining it was getting to her.

I was working a job that couldn’t pay the bills because I left my job that COULD pay the bills because the supervisors “weren’t treating me right.” Truth is: they weren’t treating me right because I wasn’t doing my job right. I was too “smart” for my own good!

You can read the rest on guest post on Patheos.com.

Would LOVE to hear your thoughts and I share my life to the world :)

The Three Tithes of the Old Testament [INFOGRAPHIC]

I’m a pro-tither. I believe in it and have see it change my own life.

But I have heard the arguments and do realize it is vastly different from the Mosaic Law. Which is why I was so drawn to this infographic by Glass House Theology. This shows the three tithes represented in the Old Covenant. As believers our mandate is to be generous, which is why 10% is a great floor but not a great ceiling.

Hope you enjoy…and I hope nothing but peace and prosperity for you in this year!

 

Tithing-Infographic

How To Never Miss God’s Provision Again

Never Miss God's Provision

Have you ever felt like you missed God’s provision? Are you living a life of lack and debt going from paycheck? Do you feel like you AREN’T seeing the Promises of God come to pass in your life?

And there IS an answer to that, but before we get there I want to introduce Travis Peters.

Travis is an entrepreneur (with online and offline businesses) and the founder of Faith Life Money. I decided to interview Travis because he was making some outrageous claims:

  • Was completely out of debt by age 28.
  • Had the “secret” to seeing God’s Provision.
  • Gave away $80,000 by the time he was 29.

Yeah ok!

But I was intrigued and decided it was time to bring him on for an interview.

If you have anything you want to do you can do it now…go ahead I’ll wait :)

Finished? Good. Now we can get started. On to the interview…

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The Generational Blessing That Follows Giving

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The longer I live the more I realize that God is concerned with generational blessings. God told Abraham,

“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3 NLT)

Look at that: a generational blessing.

Moses told Israel,

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV)

There it is again: a generational blessing!

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Keep Sowing


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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

 

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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 its 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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