Are you still struggling to get by? Do you feel like everytime you start to get a little extra, something comes up and steals it away? Well then, let me ask you this. Are you living by Malachi 3 v 8-12?
Malachi3 v 8-12...."Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," says the LORD of hosts; And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts.....
Do you see what God is telling you. If you will give your tithes and your offerings, He will give you more than enough. He will give you so much that you will not have room enough to contain all the blessings He has for you. But don't just stop there, He also tells you that He will protect your investments. He will rebuke the devourer and will not let the enemy steal or destroy the fruits of your labor. What are fruits? Your fruits are what you reap when you sow. If you sow money, then you will reap in your finances, if you sow kindness, you will reap in kindness from others. You can not have fruits if you have not sown anything. A tree or plant does not grow without a seed. First you have to sow the seed. It's a simple fact.
God says bring the tithes into the storehouse, (ministries) so that there might be food in My house. He is talking about His word being able to go and to reach others. You think the churches want your money. Then keep your money. It will not do you any good to give, if that is the heart you give with. God does not need your money, He will open a way to get His word out. God is trying to tell you, that if you partner with Him, by giving your tithes into your local church and your offerings into the mission fields and other ministries, then you are in fact helping His people get His word out so that all can be saved. You are sowing on fertile ground when you partner up with God. You will reap the benefits. He says so in His word, and He is not a man that He should lie.
God is trying to spell it out for you here. That if you help Him in reaching His people, and bringing the knowledge of His word to all the ends of the earth by doing your small part, then He will see that you reap the benefits. This is the only place in His word, that He tells you to test Him. It is like He is saying, " I double dog dare you to do this". Don't just give so that you can have what you want, give with the right heart, really get excited about being a partner with GOD and helping Him with His mission, to reach the lost.
Let Malachi 3 v 8-12 become your favorite scripture passage and get excited about working for the LORD. If you have been asking GOD, 'what can I do for you LORD?' then here is your answer. Help Him to grow His kingdom, by sowing good seed into fertile ground.
Then prepare to be overtaken with His blessings. But don't give once or twice and when you do not see any fruit right away, quit. That is a sure sign that you are giving with the wrong heart. Don't give for yourself, give for HIM. A pecan tree takes 7 years to produce fruit. Don't give in to the enemy. God will come through for you. AMEN!