Today I want to write a Praise Report about how much I have been blessed since I started to Tithe & give offerings to this Ministry.
I want to tell our Brides – you beautiful lady reading this, how much my life has changed financially and to make a comparison using scripture on how much my life & the lives of my family has changed. Today I read the Partner Thank You dated June 14, 2018 and after I read it I sat thinking about how much my life has changed because let’s be honest? Finances play a big part in our lives and marriages!!
“You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away . . . Why?” declares the LORD of hosts, “Because of My house which lies DESOLATE, while each of you runs to his own house.” —Haggai 1:9 I had to look at scripture and be honest about where I was being spiritually fed.
This was my finances previously, I would get paid, bring it home, pay a couple of expenses then after a couple of days there would be nothing left… Even my cupboards would be bare. The last week of the month would be so difficult trying to figure out what to feed my family. I would even have to buy supper on my canteen account at work which I never felt very good about… Does this sound familiar?
Since I started tithing and giving offerings faithfully, I say faithfully because He changed my circumstances drastically after a period of time, not just my finances but my living situation too.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Last year my EH made a decision to relocate so I had to resign my job. I wanted to work for His kingdom and made a decision to work from home as a bookkeeper so I could do ministry work here but He knew in my heart that I actually wanted to work for Him building my treasure in heaven where moth and rust don’t destroy. PTL!! An opportunity came up for me to become a Minister here (as most of you know)!! He gave me the desires of my heart and my passion!! Which is to encourage women and tell them how awesome our HH is!!! That He can do ANYTHING!
So now I enjoy the freedom of working from home and my cupboards are never bare!! Also this month I started buying linen I desperately needed which I never had the funds to purchase previously. He spoils me!! Just yesterday I got a bunch of flowers and Lindt chocolate ( my fav!! ) – no special occasion – from my EH but I know it’s just Him telling me how special I am. 🙂
My life is not rushed anymore. I don’t rush home to immediately switch on my stove to start cooking! I don’t do washing on a Friday evening and spend my whole Saturday getting my home cleaned! I work at my own pace. My EH takes us out for a meal regularly to spare me from cooking and the Lord blessed him with a job that allows him to look after us. This is another area that drastically changed for my good. My EH used to get paid less than I did—now he gets paid more and pays all our expenses. I no longer stress about paying the rent etc.
Test Him and see!
“Test 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 a blessing until it overflows.”“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test 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 a blessing until it overflows’” —Malachi 3:10
Test me now in this x 2 – twice the Lord is saying we can test Him.
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