31 Days of Prayer: Day 23
Good Morning Everyone :)
Can I be real with y'all? There was a point in time where I did not pay tithes. I would pay by offering, which was the usual $5. But I just could not bring myself to pay my tithes.
I always looked at the money that will be left over after I paid my tithes. I would think about this bill I have to pay and that thing I have to buy for my kids. I also thought, did the church really need my money?
It wasn't until God gave me revelation concerning tithes that I started paying. When we don't pay our tithes, we're robbing God. Period. End of story.
God wants to be glorified in all aspects of our lives so today we're going to pray about tithes and offering. The tithe is 10% of any increase we receive. Ex: if we are blessed with $1,000, our tithes would be $100. The offering is whatever God has placed our hearts to give. For example, God can place it on our hearts to give $500 or even $.50. Whatever the amount is, is between you and God.
A lot of us are uncomfortable when it comes to discussing tithes and offering. However, how can we go to the same God we rob when we don't pay our tithes and offerings and ask Him to bless us with millions?
"Father in the name of Jesus, I pray that You forgive me of my sins, sins of omission and sins of commission, sins done in thought, word and deed. And I thank You Lord for giving me a forgiving heart, that I may forgive those who trespass against me just as You oh God forgive me of my trespasses in Jesus name. Father God I come before you, thanking You for revelation when it comes to tithes and offerings. I do not want to rob You and I want to honor You when it comes to my finances. You said that you would rebuke the devourer for our sakes if we pay our tithes. Please forgive me for not being faithful when it comes to paying tithes. I repent in Jesus name. I thank You dear God that I will pay my tithes before I pay a bill. I will put you first, oh Lord because You are the Supplier of each and everyone of my needs, in Jesus name Amen"
Malachi 3:8-10 ESV
"Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the LORD of hosts."
Genesis 28:22 NLT
"And this memorial pillar I have set up will become a place for worshiping God, and I will present to God a tenth of everything he gives me."
Genesis 14:20 NKJV
"And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all."