This week in our Hero Series, we learned about Abraham, who taught us what it really means to walk by faith.
What we often don’t think about is the fact that Abraham was wealthy by the standards of his day. Yet, at seventy-five, God asked him to leave his wealth and his comfort and go to a city that He would show him. Abraham knew that meant living in tents, inconvenience, and hard work. He had to trust God.
But Abraham believed God! God made him wealthier, and more famous than he could have been had he stayed and not obeyed God. Today millions of people still call Abraham the Father of their Faith. Abraham became truly effective by his walk, and as a result, God made him famous. Abraham wasn’t seeking fame, but fame followed him because of his willingness to follow God’s plan.
Do you want to be famous? Or, do you want to be effective?” Greatness is already in you. All you have to do is believe it. God wants to give you influence, power and prosperity like Abraham. When we become a blessing, we can become a blessing to others. You can do it. You just have to start!
Pastor Dino is the Lead Pastor at Life Christian Church Troy Campus and has been in ministry since the mid 1990's. He is married to Jeanne and they have three amazing daughters: Victoria, Alyssa, and Andreya.
I want to testify that God is true to His Word. I have been coming to Life Christian Church for 3-4 years and I graduated last year from LBI, but my heart was still like stone for a long time.
I even began to wonder if I would ever see positive changes in my life or if I would just stay miserable forever. I prayed for God to change my heart and for me to start living like a Christian. The other pastors have talked repeatedly about tithing as written in God’s Word. Malachi 3:10 in the bible says “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and 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.
I decided that tithing might be the key to the beginning of my transformation, so about a year ago, my husband and I started tithing on a regular basis. Just like God’s Word says, the blessings did start pouring in. Listed below are just some of the multiple blessings we have received. We paid a reduced amount to move our trailer into a new mobile home park and we received a coupon in the mail for $100 off of one month’s rent; my husband paid off an outstanding credit card debt for about ½ of the amount owed; we will be able to get an additional parking spot poured for us in the spring for only $100 when the normal cost is $500-$600. We are blessed and highly favored because we have been obedient in tithing according to God’s Word!! We love God and we love Life Christian Church where we have truly received “new life.”