Can we disappoint God through tithing? Or anything?
We have all the blessings of heaven right now…in Christ. We were in him before time began and there’s no chance we’re able to tie God’s hands with our tithing performance. He’s already given us everything in His possession. He’s not asking us for anything. His plan for your life IS simply your life. You’ve never been a disappointment to Him and He’s never been bored living and seeing Life through your amazingly talented and created being.
Our perception of His seeming disappointment clouds our view (of Him and us) and since we are made in the image of Creative beings, our powerful minds and words have an incredible way of calling things into being. Positively or negatively. That’s why it’s so important to keep looking into the mirror of Christ as you (as He is so are you…perfect and blameless. An heir and not a beggar) and reminding ourselves and others of our true identity. Beloved. Adored. Rich. Creative. Powerful. In union with Life. Perfect.
The bible is incredible because it’s a conversation between man and God. Man is working out his position in his mind and God is responding. Man often gets it wrong! We miss the heart of God and we blame Him for things we think He does or things we think He wants from us. He tells Job “Your friends are wrong about me”. It’s awesome to begin to see the scriptures as a conversation. We haven’t been able to connect our Old Testament view of a seemingly wrathful God with merciful and laughing Jesus because we’ve taken every conversation as gospel. Jesus said “No one knows the Father except me.” No one had experienced Him or knew His heart. They were all trying to figure it all out and writing about it. So many beautiful and well meaning pastors are doing the same thing and are missing His heart and misrepresenting him. We’re all on our own journey with Him and, amazingly, He’s not worried about getting us to the same truth at the same time.
He’s crazy in love with us and we can’t miss Him forever. What He knows to be true about Himself and us trumps what we know to be true about ourselves.
Peace to you my friend. Shalom peace.
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