“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” Malachi 3:10
Last Tuesday in the Healing Rooms, we had a woman who told us her journey to coming to believe in God was through the principle of tithing. She had somehow been exposed to this principle in another country at a Catholic elementary school. All the while, she believed in her family’s Hindu religion. Yet somehow, she always remembered that promise from God that if someone tithed, He would open up the windows of heaven.
So she shared that the first time her father gave her $200 of her own, she gave 10% or $20.00 to a charity. The remaining $180 grew to $400 and she tithed again. The $360 stretched to meet a pressing need that would normally have cost a lot more.
She also found that her prayers to God got answered, as she tithed. One day her growing family needed a new home and started to look for a house to rent. They found the perfect place, but they also learned that 31 other applicants also thought it was good for them. Because it was so late in the day, her husband decided to drive it over to the landlord since it was so late in the day. The application specifically said to fax the applications in. Nonetheless he drove it over to her home. She opened the door and said she was so grateful to meet the family and commented that it was the first application she had received. To their surprised faces, she shared that her fax machine was not working that day. They ended up getting the house. Her husband chalked it up to luck. She knew it was God answering her prayers.
Continued in Part 2