Payday is great! But it can also be a day of crisis. Especially if you are trying to trust God with your money. You get the check, you look to see big it is NOT, and then you think about all your bills.
And now...You are striving to tithe!
What were you thinking?
First, let me remind you...Tithing is not a bill.
How do I know this? Simple, I've never paid a bill with joy in my heart.
You tithe, or any giving you choose to do MUST come from a place of joy.
Not I have to do this but rather I get to do this.
Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
"My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver."
Here's a thought I've thought many a times concerning my own personal tithing.
As I would write that check I would tell God, "The rest is on you. I've done what I believe you ask. I have no idea how all of my bills will get paid but I trust you will provide."
I started that conversation 20 years ago this month and God hasn't dropped me yet.
He won't drop you either.