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!