Firstfruits blessed

Before school ended and before I even knew where I was going to start my career after graduation, God reminded me of Deuteronomy chapter 26. I knew that He desired that I give Him the first fruits of the full-time job that He was going to give me upon graduating from college. So I decided that I would consecrate this future job to Him and give Him gratitude and honor for His complete provision my life. After I got my job (a testimony in itself!), I realized that I wouldn’t even get paid for three weeks until after I started working because the first week’s pay is typically held back by the employer and the next pay period isn’t for another two weeks. I also now realized how costly it was to live on my own (including rent, bills, food, gas, school loans, and other living expenses). Nonetheless, I didn’t waiver in my promise to God. I would give Him my first pay check just as the Israelites gave up their first crops of their newly acquired lands to God in thanksgiving and consecration of the new ground. I wanted to freely give Him what He has freely given me. My determination and steadfastness quickly paid off. After working only 8 days, I was very surprised to see a pay check in the mail. Everyone I asked told me that they never received their first week’s pay after they started. One person even told me that employees only get their first week’s pay after they are fired, retire, or die. I was glad that God was big enough to fill the promise that He put in my heart through a new way! I thank God for showing me that I am in the right place. I thank God for allowing me to become a releaser of financial provision into His kingdom! “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10