Open Heavens 3 December 2017: Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – TITHING IS TRUSTING

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TITHING IS TRUSTING – Sunday
December 3rd 2017

Memorise: Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Read: Proverbs 3:5-7 (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean
not unto thine own understanding.


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6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he
shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear
the Lord, and depart from evil.
Bible in one year: Psalm 93 –
101, Nahum 3:5-19, Sing Hymn 14
MESSAGE:
To
experience exploits in your life, you must have a personal relationship with
God. You must believe that He lives and love Him with all your heart. You must
also learn to trust in Him. The command to pay tithes on your earnings simply
places a demand on you to trust in God. Your response to this command shows the
level of trust you have in Him. If you can pay your tithe correctly, it shows
that you trust God for your livelihood, but if you find it difficult to be
faithful in doing this, it simply shows that you trust more in your earnings
than in God to sustain you. After I became newly born again and we were taught
to pay tithes, I laughed and said in my mind, “These people do not know that I
am a mathematician. If 100% is not enough for me, how can 90% be enough after I
have paid 10% as tithe? Thank you very much! Even though these people are not
educated, they still want to use their smartness to take 10% of my income from
me. Let them try and take it” However, down the line, God convinced me by
Himself and I observed remarkable changes in my life.

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In
those days, I was a lecture in the university. I had a car but was afraid to
drive in Lagos so I got a driver. At the end of the month, I would pay my
driver his salary, but by the middle of the next month, I would have to borrow
money from him to buy petrol (gasoline). This happened month after month. I
continued to struggle with my finances and even had to spend all my earnings.
However, when I started paying my tithes, I suddenly realized I did not need a
driver anymore, because boldness came from nowhere and I could now drive
myself. Also, I did not have to visit hospitals again because I now had the
Great Physician as my doctor. My children did not fall sick again, and that
leakage in my finances was blocked off. All of a sudden, doors of opportunities
began to open to me because I trusted the Lord. Are you still struggling with
tithing? If you are, it only shows that you do not trust God to take care of
you. The truth is, whatever you are paid may never be sufficient to meet all
your needs because you are limited to that source, whereas you are open to
various devourers. In contrast, when you tithe, you will have access to
resources beyond your income because God’s storehouse will be opened to you,
and He will also block every source of losses in your life. It is a matter of
choice. Why don’t you start trusting God from today by paying your tithe
faithfully?
Key Point:
It is shocking to know that quite a number of God’s
children cannot trust God with their finances.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional
Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and
also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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Hymn 14

HYMN  14 – TAKE  MY 
LIFE  AND  LET 
IT  BE

Verse 1:
Take my
life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
Let them
flow in endless praise.
Verse 2:
Take my
hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee.
Verse 3:
Take my
voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
Verse 4:
Take my
silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
Verse 5:
Take my
will and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne.
 Verse 6:

Take my
love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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