“Try Me now in this,” says the Lord Almighty.
To try is to attempt or to test, often without high expectations for the result. Perhaps saying we’re just trying leaves the door open for acceptable failure.
But when God says to try Him, to test Him, we can rest assured the outcome will be a success. Because He is always faithful to fulfill His promises and to complete His Word.
What is God inviting us to test Him in?
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse…and try Me now in this…if I will not pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” (Malachi 3:10)
Offer God the first of your resources. Your money. Your time. Your energy. Watch His blessings flow.
- Offer a tithe of your finances to remind yourself to trust Him as Provider.
- Offer the first moments of your day to seek first His kingdom.
- Offer the beginning of your week to honor God’s Sabbath.
Try God in His promises, and find it’s really a test of your faith.
God is faithful. Just try Him.
August 4, 2017 at 8:15 am
Good morning! I’m your FMF neighbor this week. What a wonderful and timely reminder to trust the Lord to carry us through all difficult situations. I enjoyed my visit. ?
August 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm
He is always faithful, isn’t He?
August 4, 2017 at 9:06 am
It seems God is asking something similar of me. “Try me” He says to my heart. No necessarily about tithing, but giving up some heart-things.
August 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm
I think He’s just waiting for us to allow Him space to act on our behalf.
August 4, 2017 at 10:08 am
Tithing is important and something my family should be doing although we keep saying we don’t have the money. Because if we believe in God and do what is right he knows our needs and will take care of us. So its time to teach my son this. Have a great day.
August 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm
I love your focus on modeling faith to your son!
August 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm
Aimee, this is a terrific post, and both a promise and a challenge.
The title of your blog, ‘Rest In The Trench”, has special meaning for me. Years ago I was working in a country I will not name, and the locals were a bit abrupt with me and my mate. We ended up trapped in a culvert, with bullets chipping away the top edge.
We, however, were quite safe, unless the little people decided to bring up a mortar. (Our rifles could accurately outrange theirs, and when we cared to pop up and give them a bit of good news, they did get discouraged.)
But what I remember best is the feeling of safety. They could not, at that moment, touch us, and we could light up a cig and sit back in a weird kind of safety.
We did get out, thanks to Puff The Magic Dragon (a DC-3 armed with a triad of miniguns, which could throw a combined total of 6000 bullets per minute in our behalf). Puff does make a mess of things.
But we had been Safe In The Trench, and I shall never forget that.
#1 at FMF this week.
August 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm
Sorry, that’s 6000 bullets per gun…the throw weight was 18,000 bullets per minute. It would take the bottle out of anyone, I think.