There is one time in the whole Bible where God uses the phrase put Me to the test. In the Book of Malachi, God asks the Israelites to give Him one tenth of what they earn. He says to them: "Test Me in this...see if I will not throw open the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." Why does God do this? Because in His infinite Wisdom, He knows once you begin to trust in Him and in His goodness and start giving, He can draw you closer to Him and challenge you to be a giver like He is. As you start to receive blessings, He teaches you that to give is better than to receive and to give without measuring is what He did and does. Our love grows with His grace so we can be like Him, because we want to love Him as He loves us. Do we love Him enough to trust Him? Lord, help Me...outdo me in generosity.
Based upon Anthony DeStefano from "Ten Prayers God Always Answers"
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