Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. – Malachi 3:10 (AMP)
Do you feel that you have lost control over your finances? Perhaps in the past you noticed that your funds were slowly trickling out through weep holes. Today, you may be at a point whereas, there is a gaping hole and your funds seem to be pouring out. Unfortunately, despite your diligent efforts, nothing seems to be sufficient enough to plug up the hole.
As our finances pour out of our pockets in an out of control manner, we tend to respond in a reactive rather than a proactive manner. Our focus shifts from God, as the mighty provider, onto the lack thereof. Typically, that leads to resentment towards anything or anyone serving as the recipient of those funds. In the process, we fail to realize that the cause and effect of the diminishing funds are not always a direct correlation. For instance, we associate the rising cost of living as the enemy who is stealing our funds. Nevertheless, not always, but many times the lack that we experience can be traced back to a time when we robbed God of His allotted portion due to the tyranny of the urgent.
If you would like to ensure a leak-proof financial system in your life, you must grant God complete access to your funds. Freely give to Him, first and foremost, His allotted portion then pray for wisdom as to how to utilize the rest of it. Only God has a bird’s eye view of what is up ahead in your future. His plans are always to prosper you, never to restrict or deprive you. Nevertheless, if an allotted portion is already earmarked by God to be released from your hands, it will still exit your life…it’s your choice as to whether you want to give it freely or watch it seep through the weep or gaping holes.
Lord, I place my finances before You; I recommit a tithe to You. Grant me wisdom, knowledge and understanding as to how to utilize the rest of it.