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. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes, ” says the LORD of hosts. “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:10-12 NASB)
The Lord has blessed me tremendously with the means to be generous. Moreover, I’ve been given great faith from an early age to be a faithful tither. In fact, when I was younger and received new shoes and/or clothes from my parents, I insisted that I would first wear them to church on Sunday.
Tithing – i.e., giving back to God what is His, obeying His commands – is essential for not only keeping check on your heart regarding His provisions but also for building Earthly wealth on the correct foundation. But what about spiritual wealth?
The bathroom is truly a revelation room. At the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace, there was a sign on the bathroom about maintaining what the Lord has given them. For whatever reason, it was in that moment that He spoke to me and asked me a question. Let’s chew on this:
Tithing [your income] is essential for building Earthly wealth. What about [tithing your time for building] spiritual wealth?