This post is part of the Tithe Experiment series
Some of you may be asking why we’re doing this, why are we putting ourselves through the uncertainty and uncomfortableness that comes from giving more than it seems we can afford. The answer to that is not simple, but for us, it has to do with the “faith” we seem to place in money and security.
Having money and security is not a bad thing, but when we start to trust and draw comfort from them more than we do God we’re entering dangerous territory.
Sam and I want to follow God, we want to follow His plan for our lives because we believe it’s far better than anything we could think up for ourselves. Money, security and possessions are all finite, they aren’t permanent and they will cease to exist, we can’t take any of it with us when we die.
God however is infinite, all-knowing, all loving and all-powerful. He exists beyond time and space and He knows what’s best for us. He’s not pushy or demanding, He never forces us to follow Him but waits for us to realise that His ways are the best ways. And that’s really what this is all about, we want to acknowledge that His ways are the best ways and we want to follow them.
For us that means we need to break free of the false trust we place in our finances and security because it’s getting in the way of us following God. Our desire is to see our lives changed, to completely trust in God, follow Him and serve Him in whatever capacity that might be. We believe this is what God is calling us to do, not only for our benefit but for the benefit of those that journey with us.
We believe that God will speak to others through our journey and our prayer is that you will be encouraged to place your trust solely in God, to know Him, serve Him and follow Him so that He may be glorified and many may turn to Him.
Thank you for journeying with us, we’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, encouragements, whatever – feel free to comment below.