Financial Testimony

God has been teaching me a lot about giving and receiving. And with the same measure that we give so shall we receive. (Luke 6:38) Last summer, I did not have a regular income coming in because I am on a ten-month pay scale. In addition, the family that I baby-sit for on a regular basis was away for the majority of the summer.


By the middle of the summer, my savings and checking accounts were almost empty. As a result, I planted less and less financially into the kingdom of God. Shortly afterwards, I got into an increasing amount of debt. I became both frustrated and angry at my financial situation. Meanwhile, the Holy Spirit started speaking to me about neglecting to fulfill my “Faith Promise.”


At the beginning of the year, I made a commitment with the Lord to give Him a monthly amount in excess of my tithing. Immediately, I was convicted yet a bit reluctant to give because of my financial situation.  However, I knew that I needed to give God what was already promised to Him. I decided to take a step of faith and give God my Faith Promise. The very next day I was given the name of someone who needed a private tutor. To my amazement I was hired at a rate of $75 an hour and the family intends to use me for the entire school year. Also, they pay me in advance for each month, and always prepare a delicious dinner for me when I tutor.


A week after I was given the first tutoring job, I gave up one evening of my time to help His Throne Room International Ministry with something. Shortly afterwards, I was offered another tutoring job at a rate of $75 an hour. I learned that when we give to God He gives extravagantly unto us. When we hold back from God He will hold back blessings from us. He taught me that there is power in giving faithfully and with a willing heart.


“The Lord loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7


Sister in Christ