1.You must believe that God sees what you give.
God saw what Cain and Abel offered Him (Gen. 4:4-5). In Malachi 1:7-8, God could see the sacrifices the people were offering. And whenever you give to God, He sees it. If your offering means nothing to you, it means nothing to God.
2.You must believe that God knows about your financial situation.
A widow once put her last two coins into the temple treasury. Jesus told the disciples that she had put in all that she had to live on. How could He say that? Because He knew about her financial situation. You don't see Jesus running over to her saying, "Stop! Don't you realize that you will starve to death if you give away all that you have?" He didn't stop her because He knew the Father would supernaturally bless her for her sacrificial gift.
3.You must believe that God will reward your giving.
Prov. 3:9-10 says, "Honor the Lord from your wealth and the first of all your produce, so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine." When we give to God with a cheerful attitude, it releases the blessing of God on us. God can make the barns filled and the vats overflow. He promises to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing (Mal. 3:10).
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Financial Freedom, pt. 1 "The God Factor"