How do you feel when someone says that they love you? I’m sure if they sound sincere, you feel special, wanted, and happy inside. But what if they say they love you, but they never consider you? They always think of you last, they never do anything nice for you, they give gifts to everyone and forget about you, and they never put what you want or need first.
I’m sure you’d say to that person, “you don’t love me! I know because you don’t consider me”. And it is the same with God. The Scriptures say,
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37
To love God with your all has to be shown with more than just words. Someone that truly loves Him above everything and everyone, will never forget Him.
I’m talking about the tithe right now.
How can I say that I love God, if I consider the light company, phone company, student expenses, entertainment, etc, more than Him? I have to be completely loyal to Him and put Him first. That’s what it means to love Him with ALL my heart, soul and mind.
When a person learns to put God first, they begin to see great miracles in their life. The doors begin to open up and the blessings begin to flow. But when you forget Him and put other things above Him, you don’t have His protection and so things fall apart.
May the God of the Bible bless you
Bishop Bira Fonseca