It’s hard these days to consider being generous. Everyone’s wallets are tight and times are hard. I am challenged myself as I ponder Malachi 3:8-12. God declares that His people have been robbing Him yet they do not know how they have done it. God tells them they have robbed Him of their tithes and offerings. They had withheld what was rightfully God’s. I will not go in depth about tithing but I will challenge you in this: Are you still giving? There is a promise here that we must remember in these difficult days. We are not told to stop giving but that God will bless our giving! He is our Provider. He has a way of taking very little and doing miracles with it. Are we living like we believe this to be true? Think loaves and fish (John 6), the widow’s mite (John 21) and the widow’s oil jar (1 Kings 17) to name a few. Would we rather have that cup of coffee a day, get our nails done, or go out to dinner so we don’t have to cook or would we choose to be generous and see God provide for us? Maybe your “tenth” has changed over these last months. That’s okay. Just don’t stop giving! Don’t believe that God could not do much with your little. Dare to be generous!
Kathy’s on staff at America’s KESWICK in the Development Department. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 27 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and has taught Sunday School and Bible Studies for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.