We continue in our Friday series, Life Change Inbox. I have been sharing some of the wonderful emails my husband gets, where people share the work God is doing in their lives through Elevation Church. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 3:2-4 that our lives are living letters written so that God might be glorified.
I hope Christin's story blesses you the way it did me...
My husband and I relocated to Charlotte February of this year. The week prior to closing on our first home my husband lost his job. We were devastated. Here we were in a new place surrounded by new people, and a new mortgage we could not afford. In search of hope we attended Elevation for the first time. That's all it took. Week after week we returned hungry for God's word. And week after week we were lifted higher; our faith became stronger. We began tithing for the first time. Yes, it was scary at first to give at a time when we were short one income. But we knew in our hearts blessings require obedience, and obedience requires faith. Within a few months my husband was offered a job making more then he was making with his previous employer. The answer to our prayers for my husband to find work was anwsered. But our greatest blessing was an newfound relationship with our Father. We trusted in Him completely even through many words of discouragement from family and friends; and He showed up!
It all came full circle when we saw a video of how Elevation uses the offering for so many amazing outreach programs. What a feeling to know that we are a part of how Elevation is making a difference all over the world! Tithing is not an obligation for us; it is a blessing and a vital step of faith in our relationship with God.