We are in Week Two of the Generosity Challenge, and already we are hearing incredible stories of God proving that what his word says is truth! Over the course of the 90-days in this challenge, we’ll be sharing stories like these. If you have one to share, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check this one out that I got from a single dad who went WAY out on a limb to trust God. And make sure you are also trusting God with your FIRST ten percent during this challenge! He will blow your mind as he takes care of you just as He promises!
“As I was listening to you teach about sacrifice and the Generosity Challenge, I was squirming in my seat because I have known the principal of tithing and offerings for a long time and have felt like I couldn’t do it. Over the past year and a half I have experienced financial famine. Bills stacking up, payments getting behind and wondering when things are going to get better, all the while tithing only when I think I have the money to do so.
I signed the card to make the commitment for the Generosity Challenge that Sunday. I had not paid my mortgage payment since February 1 and have many other financial woes that are slapping me in the face daily. I knew that I had to make good on the commitment that I made that Sunday. I stopped by the bank this morning to get my account balance and I only had $44.06. I was paid $321.22 on Wednesday, so I knew that I needed to give $32.12. With a quarter tank of gas to last for 5 more days until payday, hardly any food in the fridge and 3 kids to feed, I knew what I had to do – make good with giving God what is His. As soon as I hit the submit button on the OneLife online giving, I said, “Lord, you know my needs. I am expecting you to show up”.
Well…. I had a friend over from church tonight and they left me $5. Shortly after I found it I got a phone call from someone telling me that the Lord had laid me on their heart and asked what my mortgage situation was. Embarrassed, I told them and they are taking care of nearly $3000 in mortgage payments. I wont have a mortgage payment till July! PRAISE BE TO THE MOST HIGH GOD!!!
The moral of this story is that I have been encouraged radically in my faith through OneLife, and have moved in my faith from hope to expectancy and from believing what His word says He can do to expectancy of what He will do!
Thanks for shepherding me.”
This is an awesome reminder that when we do what God says, he will do what He promises! Take some time right now to evaluate your generosity. Have you been giving God what is his – first?! My prayer is that our church will grow like crazy to become more like our generous Father!
Visit onelifeknox.com/give to give your first ten percent online today.