“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 there will not be room enough to store it.” – Malachi 3:10
As I said in the daily devotional post on tithing, I understand that giving away your income can be a big – and often frightening – commitment. We work too hard for what we have. So for many, the idea of tithing, bringing the first 10 percent of our income to God seems overwhelming.
God repeatedly challenges us to trust Him with our finances, promising that when we give Him our first and best, He will bless the rest. Exodus 34:26 says “Bring the best of the first fruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God” and Proverbs 3:9-10, 2 Chronicles 31:5, Leviticus 27:30 all contain similar messages.
Countless people experience God’s blessings when they tithe, but often the first step is the hardest one to take. That’s why we created the Three-Month 90 Day Tithe Challenge, a money-back guarantee of sorts. To help you take that step of faith, we encourage you to start tithing on Sunday at Northstar. If, after 90 days, you are not convinced of the blessings that tithing adds to your life, we will refund 100 percent of your gifts – no questions asked.
I think you will be amazed to discover how much better you will live on 90 percent of your income trusting in God, versus 100 percent of your income and just your own strength. When we bring our first and best to God, He promises to bless the rest.
So, take a step of faith and take the 90-Day challenge. It will deepen your walk with God and allow you to experience your Christian faith in new and vibrant ways.
1. So – what do you think? Are you ready to take the 90-Day Tithe Challenge and experience God’s best for your life?