I believe that in order to truly walk with God, you need to give Him every area of your life. This takes time and as we grow closer to God, we are able to turn over more areas to His control. As you've probably heard before, God mentions money many times in the Bible. Since I began truly walking with God when I graduated from college, I began to tithe. Dale and I have continued to tithe since that time. We also believe that God has asked us to give to a few ministries on a monthly basis in addition to tithing to our local church. Throughout this time, God has always provided us for us financially. We have not always had a great abundance, but all of our bills get paid, we have everything we "need" and we have been able to do fun things with our family.
However, we are not living in the overflow blessing that we believe God has for us. We are believing and praying that God will put us in a financial position that we will have an abundance to meet needs when He shows us where to give.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine. Proverbs 3:9-10
This past year we have done a lot of remodeling to our home which has resulted in some financial "emotional" stress. As of January, we had acquired three 0% interest balances on credit cards that would be due this summer. Realizing that we were not in the financial position that God has called us to be, we began to pray that He would show us what to do to get these bills paid off and that He would provide favor to do it quickly. We are asking God to place us in the position of overflow in order to bless others and give glory to Him. As of this month, two of those bills are gone and one remains. Praise God!
I want to encourage you to invite God into your financial matters. He cares and has great plans for you.