He wanted proof that He was first in my life. He wanted me to trust Him completely. He wanted to grow my faith.
And yes, He wanted to bless my finances tremendously. But only if I trusted Him completely.
As I began to mature in my spiritual walk, it all started to make sense.
Everything belongs to God (Psalm 24:1). The more I trust Him with my finances, the more He can use me to reveal His glory. The more I get to be a conduit for His miracles, the more my faith gets to be tested and grown.
And that’s why I quit tithing.
Don’t hear me wrong. I still give the first 10 percent of my income to God through my local church. I think 10 percent is a great starting point.
But I’ve started asking a different question. A question that’s radically changing my life.
It’s no longer, “How much should I give?”
Instead, I’ve started asking, “How much should I keep?”
And I’m no different from you. I’m an average guy. I’m not a millionaire. I’m not expecting a windfall of cash from a rich relative any time in the near future.
I just recognize that my God is sufficient to meet and exceed all my needs.
I believe God when He says:
“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 there will not be room enough to store it.“ (Malachi 3:10b)
When the Holy Spirit prompts me, I respond.