I listened to my friend speak these words of faith, “Giving to God is a no-risk zone. We may think we are giving so much that it feels like a risk, but it never is.” I agreed heartily, and thought, “Yes, amen!” That day I didn’t have any worries. With a bit of humor, God chose to test my faith the very next day. I found myself holding an expensive and unexpected bill, and suddenly I wanted to remind God of all my good deeds. Surely He could have prevented this from happening. Hadn’t He noticed all the money I had given away lately? Couldn’t He have changed this for me?

I remembered the words, “Giving to God is a no-risk zone,” and gritted my teeth. I said out loud, “Hey God, you have a problem.” That was not the most reverent prayer I’ve ever prayed, but He knew what I meant. I wasn’t going to worry about it. He could work it out. I paid the bill, and tried to forget about it. About a week later my finances changed again unexpectedly, and this time it was in my favor. My problem was no longer a problem, and I felt properly humbled. God did not have to do that. It was not an emergency by any stretch.

He was reminding me that being His child means He is taking care of me, my finances, and everything else I care about.

I don’t ever need to remind Him of anything. Giving to God is truly a no-risk zone!

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.  (Malachi 3:10, ESV)

Devotion by Kristi Moore

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