I read this article recently and keep thinking about it. I see it time and time again. We have worked with over 650 individuals in the past 6 years and consistently this one pattern is clear. Those that honor God by tithing (10%) have healthier finances than those that do not. They get out and stay out of debt. They manage their budgets monthly. They stay on track with retirement savings.
But why? I believe all that we have comes from God. He has given us stewardship over it. When we give, we are responding with gratitude (thankful hearts) acknowledging that all that we have comes from Him. That posture is one of worship – to the creator, the owner of it all! We receive supernatural favor and blessing when we obey His word and instruction on giving of the tithe to the storehouse (local church) according to Malachi 3.
I know that living on 90% that is blessed is always more than living on 100% without the blessing. I have real life stories that confirm this is true!