Money Matters Testimony
By Khanyi Mthimunye
I want to share what God has done in my life through tithing.
Tithing had always been an optional part of Christianity as far as I understood it. After 10 years of walking with The Lord, I had not once tithed faithfully. I thought that God understood that I barely had enough to live on. Yet God continued His faithfulness in my lack of it.
When I came to Lighthouse I was told that tithing was one of the requirements of me becoming a member of the church. I made the decision to be a member and abide by all the requirements.
Tithing was not easy but I closed my eyes every month and tithed. It has been 8 months and I live in sufficiency of my needs. My housing and food is covered by the organization I work for. I was supposed to pay some money every month but they would not subtract it from my salary. I enquiried but they said it’s fine, they know my salary is below market value.
Friends of mine started wanting to be part of my ministry in the inner city. One of the ways they did that was support me financially every month and also come see the productions we put up at the Hilbrow theater.
But the most amazing thing that has happened is the work of restoration in my life. This year I have seen God restore my dream of working with people by sharing hope that is only found in Him. God has restored a relationship that was broken from birth between my father and I. God has restored my financial contentment in Him. I can fully say that I have learned to be content in God whether I am in plenty or in lack.
Blessed be the name of The Lord.
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