Tithe Challenge – Week 4 – You are Rich

I am so proud of you!  You are stepping out in faith and it’s awesome.  My prayers are with you right now.  

You may be under attack as you have committed to give to God’s kingdom.   It’s ok, that’s a sign you are doing the right thing.  Hang in there.

 We already have another story from someone in our tithe challenge –that’s four weeks and four stories!  *( To read the stories, check the comment below, the email I send to those signed up or on our Facebook page:   http://www.facebook.com/RidgeFellowship )

You may see something good happen like a check in the mail, or getting the job or raise you’ve been wanting like we have seen.  You may not.  But, you will feel satisfied and closer to God as you walk in faith.  You will know that God is God at some point during this three months, but don’t quit. 

Today I am going to share something from the Global Rich List (www.globalrichlist.com )   You may want to check out this site for further encouragement.  

Every now and then you may see a list containing the richest people in the world.  You may even wonder what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Here’s your chance to find out. If you type in your income, there is a chart that figures out where you compare in the world to the other people. 

If you make $48,000 annually in your household, you are in the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world. 

These dots represent the people in the world; the last dot, underlined represents you.



Did you know three billion people live on less than $2 per day while 1.3 billion get by on less than $1 per day? 

You are rich! It’s all a matter of perspective.  Don’t listen to the marketer’s perspective.  “You need this to be happy.”  Listen to God’s perspective “For everyone to whom much is given, from him/her much will be required” Luke 12:48

This verse is haunting to me.  I have to tell myself.  “God has given me so much.  But why? To keep, to hoard, to spend only on myself?  No, to give back.”

Be rich, but be obedient too.  Giving is good. 


Tithe online at www.ridgefellowship.com

About dkoop

Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander & Jarrell, TX
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1 Response to Tithe Challenge – Week 4 – You are Rich

  1. dkoop says:

    Here is another testimony:
    “I was laid off the day after I signed up for the challenge. After thinking about this for a while I realized- I no longer have a 60 mile commute 2x a week and won’t be spending money out of pocket for that job as I often did. Since then, I’ve had a HUGE increase in interest for my home business. I’ve seen more interest in the last two weeks then since I opened shop two months ago. Next blessing- some guy shows up on my doorstep wanting to buy fish tank parts and this morning while stressing over how to stretch $100 over the next two weeks for groceries and diapers- a friend messaged me and told me she was bringing my family dinner tomorrow.

    Here is the crazy part- I haven’t even dropped my tithe in the box yet. It’s tucked aside in my wallet for this weekend. I’m not tithing because I want to be blessed, but still I feel more blessed now, then I have all year. I know God is in control and he has done an astonishing job of reminding me how He provides over the last week.”

    Thanks and please keep sharing your stories of what God is doing!

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