FIVE STEPS TO TITHE CONSISTENTLY
Often times when we talk about tithing we get into "heated discussions" about when you should tithe and when you should not tithe. For me tithing is not a debate, it's not about giving 10%, or even about how the church’s financial endeavors. However, It is really about my relationship with God and obedience.
In the past, I was truly embarrassed about not tithing consistently. I was even more embarrassed about creating this financial plan just to meet my financial goals. I indirectly asked every Bishop, Pastor, and Minister I could trust about tithing and financial stress. But as we all know when we can't discuss our secrets with someone we can discuss them with God.
What I have learned is that tithing is about just simply telling God that He can trust you with an increase. I'm not worried about giving 10% of my income anymore. I was only worried about being pleasing in God's eyes.
I seek God so much that I can truly say He is my best friend. I know with every friendship there comes maintenance and requirements. My heart wanted to consistently tithe and develop a deeper relationship with God. So, one year I sat down and I created a graph and financial plan to tithe. I discussed stewardship and tithing during our January family meeting, I reported our progress monthly and celebrated each goal we accomplished together.
This graph will not only help you prepare yourself financially for tithing. But you will experience a deeper relationship with God. As we all know some of the miracles and experiences we have had with God can seem almost unexplainable. Remember, having a deeper relationship with God will break generational curses and build wealth.