New Adventist Struggles to pay Tithe Until...
By John G. DePalma printed in the book Faithful Stewards.
When I was baptized and joined the Adventist Church, I was working as finance director of the city of Portland, Maine.
Baptism, though a freeing experience, brought a host of financial challenges. With a new home to pay for and four children to educate in Adventist schools, I found it difficult to make ends meet. To make matters worse, my wife, a teacher, was not employed at the time. We agreed for her to stay at home with our children. As a result, I became the sole breadwinner of our family.
I realized the devil was not happy with me and was doing all he could to discourage me. And he almost succeeded. I struggled briefly with reducing my tithe and offerings to meet my expenses. But then I remembered the promise that if I was faithful, God would take care of my needs. I claimed that promise even though I had no clear picture of the way out of my difficulties. But God had a plan already in place. click to continue reading
From the book Faithful Stewards written by Walter E. Brown printed by AdventSource.