Note: I had written this blog in late June, but I never published it, but here it is now.
So, I’ve complained a whole lot about my debt. A large part is from school, but a portion of it is my own fault from being irresponsible with credit cards. To become a member of BMCC, they ask 4 things of each person.
1. To attend the membership class.(Check.)
2. Be baptized at an age of understanding.(Check and soon to be double check.)
3. To become involved with one of the church’s ministries.(Check)
4. To tithe to the church.(ummmm….well….)
Money has always been a struggle for me. Whether it has been keeping it, saving it, or wisely spending it. I told myself I want to do this BMCC right. That means being faithful to my commitments. They reminded us that they aren’t going to know whether or not we really give 10%. I will know. Personal guilt trips are worse than guilt trips from someone else.
When they get ready to collect the offering at church, they usually reference Malachi 3:10.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”