I’ve often heard the saying that 90% of your income with God’s blessing is better than 100% without it, and I have seen this to be true many times in my own life.

Tough Economic Times are Usually When You Need God’s Blessing the Most

God’s financial blessings abound when you tithe so why would you want to stop the flow of blessing when you need Him the most?  If unemployment rates are rising, don’t you want God’s blessing to provide you with steady income? If sales are down, don’t you want His blessing to increase your revenue in the midst of it?  If gas prices are going up, don’t you want His blessings to help you afford to fill your tank?  Obviously, God can choose to bless us at any time and in any circumstance, but when we stop focusing on God as Lord of our lives, we can easily miss out on the graces He wants to give us. As Christians, why wouldn’t we want to do our part to honor God and open the door wide to all the possibilities He has in store for us?

If you’ve been struggling with tithing on a tight budget or if you have stopped tithing altogether, I encourage you to start again as soon as you can.  Even if you start with only a small percentage and work your way up, it is still something.  God knows things are tough and that tithing isn’t always easy, but He also knows it works and that it blesses you and leaves you better in the end.  And when things get tough, find encouragement through God’s Word and remind yourself of the good things to come.  “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9

Cortni Marrazzo currently resides in Spokane, Washington with her husband Jason.  She has an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Discipleship from Dominion College and is currently pursuing her passion for writing and personal finance.  She and her husband successfully paid off over $11,000 worth of debt in their first year of marriage and she desires to help others reach their financial potential. Contact her at Cortni_marrazzo@hotmail.com or view some more of her financial articles here.