Trusting the Lord with our finances revolves around two key principles, although they could be stated in many different ways. The reason Jesus said more about money than any other subject in relation to our devotion to Him is that it is such a revelation of our hearts. He said in Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
The Lord promises to bless when we trust Him with our money.
We can use the term “money” to encompass all that we believe will meet our needs. Either God is our supply or we are. Jesus made it clear that for us to give our money to God reveals that we trust Him with our future. The result of that trust is blessing. Once we lay aside the fear of not having enough and give faithfully to God as an act of worship, He blesses us. This blessing may or may not be in the form of more money, but the promise is that He will take care of us. We don’t have to worry anymore. He provides.
The most basic way to think about faithful Christian giving is in the form of a tithe. The Lord asks Christians to give 10% of their income to their local church (Malachi 3, Matthew 23). That “tithe” is His, and we’re to return it to Him as an act of trust and worship. Our giving should be generous and cheerful (2 Corinthians 8-9), and it should begin by giving 10%. This amount is often somewhat painful to begin to give, and that’s normal! However, the blessing we receive far outweighs the burden.
The Lord uses money to fund mission.
The Lord is at work in our church. Lives are being changed, likely including our own. This happens through people, but it costs money to do ministry. That money is given by the disciples of Jesus in any local church, and the same is true at Arrowhead. There are no outside organizations funding the building, the ministries, the missions, or anything else. It’s done by all of us, sacrificing our income together. This is a brilliant plan of God.
Would you consider becoming a percentage giver?
Our hope is that all who call Arrowhead home would move toward tithing. There are financial counselors who know God’s Word who would love to anonymously help you with the numbers if you would so desire. We’d love to know you’re trusting the Lord as you begin to tithe or even move toward it on an Almost The Whole City commitment.