WHERE IS YOUR FAITH
Listening to church service on television, I was tickled when the minister preached that if you put a certain dollar amount in collection, God will perform a miracle in your life. Then he proceeded to brag about his 21,000 sq. foot house, the largest in his state.
When you look at the followers in most houses of worship, there is a belief that “I am under the rule of the minister and he speaks truth.” We have been conditioned to follow instruction when we hear it, too lazy to read and create our own path as we believe our money buys favor from God. God does not want money, He can’t spend it. The monies that you pay support the church and staff. If you think monies go to God, cut out the middle man and throw your donations up toward the sky. If God wanted it, He would grab it before it falls down to earth. Try it and see.
God works in your life because He can. He is God Almighty, and we witness miracles every day. We are breathing oxygen and we are alive. We see the sick healed as the earth continues to spin on its axis. The sun shines and flowers grow all around us. Give money unselfishly to the church only as a way to maintain the structure, pay the staff and continue Missionary work. What you give will not guarantee your wealth. Make your gift one from the heart, without expectations.
Remember, Jesus preached outside and most of His mission work was done outside.