IT’S NOT A MONEY THING. IT’S A HEART THING
There’s only one place in the Bible where God told his followers to test him. In the book of Malachi, when teaching about generosity, God said, “Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven.” But for God, it’s not about the money. When it comes to our finances, what God really wants from us is our hearts and our trust. He doesn’t need our giving. He wants it FOR us. He wants us to give to Him first and trust that He will provide for our daily needs.
Tithing—a giving principle that teaches us to give the first 10% of our income to the local church—is one of the most tangible ways we worship God. It declares that He is first in our lives and opens our hearts to His plans. If you’re not tithing already, a great way to start is with the Whole90 Challenge. We believe wholeheartedly that God blesses those who live generously, so we want to issue a challenge: Tithe for three months and see what happens. If you don’t start to see a transformation in your heart or in your life, go back to what you were giving. No questions asked.
The sad fact is that most Christ followers do not tithe, but only give a small percentage of the finances they receive back to God. Some don’t even give at all. In a nation rich in wealth and in a community teeming with abundance this shouldn’t be. Instead we need to challenge ourselves to give God our best—our first fruits.
The Whole90 Challenge is a 90-day tithing campaign designed to help you encounter God’s provision and blessing as you bring your WHOLE tithe to Him. We want you to commit to fully tithing (10%) over the next 90 days. This is a commitment between you and God. However, as a church, we believe that challenging our people to trust God and encounter the blessing of tithing is something that need to do be emphasized. We guarantee that God will do something incredible through your faithfulness (Malachi 3:10). Let’s trust Him and watch what He does.
GOD WORKS BIG IN LITTLE WAYS
Our prayer for you is that God will begin to work in your life in a way that causes your heart to overflow with God’s love and grace, that it transforms your life, and that it deepens your faith and trust in him. But God’s blessing might not come in a blank check in your mailbox. Keep your eyes and hearts open so that you don’t miss seeing God’s provision and faithfulness in your life.
HOW YOU CAN TAKE THE WHOLE90 CHALLENGE
- Prayerfully commit to give 10% for the next 90 days.
- Keep your eyes and hearts open for God’s faithfulness and provision in your life through this challenge.