In the last book of the Old Testament, in the next to the last chapter, we are challenged by God to put Him to the test.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10

I love to hear stories like the one I am about to share with you. It is so cool to hear how God keeps his promises.

"I also have much to share about what God has taught Anne & I the last few years, and specifically the last few months about how He promises always to provide for us exactly what we need. We have had much instability on the work front in 2011, working at three different places in that year, and ultimately going the last 8 weeks or so of the year without any income whatsoever. However, with the last paycheck we received, Anne & I decided to be purposeful and dedicate it to God, being sure to tithe on it although it flew in the face of any sense of fiscal responsibility we might have. In the time that has passed, it has been obvious to us that God has blessed that and provided for us in an abundant way - not once did we go hungry, or miss a utility payment, overdraw our bank accounts, or otherwise risk being thrown out in the cold. Rather, we have had a warm, comfortable home, with food on the table and happy, healthy children. It has truly been like manna from heaven - we have often not known what the next day would bring, but we have awoken each day to God's providence. Often I have wanted to worry or get down on myself about what the world seemed to be throwing at us. However, I could never ignore the fact that in the face of it all, God was truly and clearly blessing us in a special way. We couldn't be more excited about what he has in store for us in the year to come."      

Recently I was talking to Jason about all this and he said something to me I will never forget. He said "I have decided to trust God until he no longer meets our needs."

What a way to live life to the fullest - to decide to trust God until he proves Himself untrustworthy!

When is the last time you put God to the test?


  1. I don't mean this to be rude, it is not intended that way, but do you honestly truly deep down believe that God can be trusted to be trustworthy. There are needs he hasn't met all around us. Me I feel he left me on the curb and forgot to come back and pick me up, so why can you say....trust me?

  2. Dear Anonymous,
    First let me say thanks for your honest post. I want to invite you to check out this video of last weeks message http://youtu.be/OqevtiNpsB0. Also I would love to talk to you about how we as a church may be able to help you with some of your needs. You can contact me at 730-3676. I know that God keeps his promises and I know he wants to help you so please give me a call!