Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This is going to sound strange - maybe not strange to all - but God has changed my spirit about giving.  I got paid last Friday - on the Monday before my paycheck I couldn't wait to write out my check to the church.  So I didn't wait - I wrote it out and again - I couldn't wait to drop it in the bucket!  We gave a little extra last week to a worthy organization and again - it felt GREAT!!  I was figuring out my bills - and took my tithe money off the top!  It's pretty amazing - I don't have the anxiety about money that I used to have.  I really believe and know that by being faithful and joyful in giving, I will be blessed for it and God will provide.  Besides, it isn't mine anyway - it all comes from God.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Leap of Faith

I've been a Christian for years now.  I feel like I'm joining the game a little late...but here I am. 

Over the last few weeks, we have been discussing in ABF being a good steward of what God has given us.  I haven't been a good steward with what God has given me.  God has really been laying some things on my heart about our finances.  The only part of the Bible where God asks for us to test Him is in the area of our finances.  So that is what I am going to do.  Except my attitude is SO MUCH better than I thought it would be.

In the past - I've given what I could out of what I have left.  My feeling was that God knew what I was going through and He understood.  I was being trusted with something and I was in disobedience with God.  I am taking a baby step to get where I should be.  As soon as I decided to do this - I wrote out a check.  I couldn't wait to drop it in the bucket at church!!  I have never been happier to part with money!  It was a beautiful feeling I had.  To keep up this discipline, I've written it in my calendar and I'm READY!  It's only Tuesday, but I've already written out my check and I can't wait until I can put it in the bucket this Sunday.  I am very excited to see what God has in store for me. 

I have come to the realization that God wants His best for me - not just good...but His BEST!  His best is better than I could ever imagine!