Today I’m blogging about a personal lesson that the Lord taught me this week. I recently started my own salon. Therefore, I have been “getting paid” with each client instead of receiving a bi-monthly check. Therefore, I began to slack on my tithe to the House of the Lord. This Wednesday I was struggling with fear because I wasn’t getting any calls for appointments. Well, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that in order to have His blessing released to me, I had to release blessing to Him. I.E. I needed to tithe on the income that I had made since opening the salon. Right then and there I got my checkbook and wrote my tithe check. Within 5 minutes my phone rang and I had booked 2 appointments for the following day! Wow! Talk about an instant lesson learned!
God is very clear that He will bless us, but only if we are not relying on the income we have for provision. We MUST rely on Him to provide for us and in so doing, it is easy to relinquish just a bit of our income in order for His house to grow and the Word to be spread. I encourage you to allow Him to search your heart to see who you are relying on: the money in your paycheck or the God that has all the wealth of the world in His charge.
“Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”