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I robbed God

I was once a thief, never done for Stealing guns,
or knives. Money, laundering offences, or Somebody’s wife. 
I robbed God of tithes that I must pay; I was alive but a dead man 
Walking, not at my fullest potential in anyway.

Oh yes! I had God’s blessings and favour alright,
But limited to what I could have done without effort
Or fight.  I withheld what’s not mine, for a period of time,
Now I got the revelation (Mal 3:8-10) that it’s really not fine.

If you leave a comment it’s entirely up to you, free speech 
Make all your opinions known. But that’s under the law 
It has no trace, and I say if that was the law what should 
I be doing by grace.

I’ve made up my mind to do things God’s way, due respect 
To the opinions you’ve given today.  That won’t change a thing
God’s ways are best. I’ll go with my inner prompting and block
Out negative reasoning and the rest.

 I’ll give the first fruit not as a law but by faith, and watch the 
Windows of heaven open before it’s too late. God promise
To disperse the financial curse, and restore what the devil stole.
When I obey biblical principles, I’ll sure receive a hundred fold.

First fruits offered by Abel a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. 
The same applies to me whilst done in Jesus name; God’s intentions 
Are pure laid out that I would gain? His principle of the kingdom 
Are here to stay, I’ll embrace the fact and do it anyway.

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  1. Date: 12/31/2009 5:42:00 AM

    God has humbled me so many times I cannot count, Yet, I keep going back for more. He has always and will always provide. Since I became a Minister, he has worked even harder in making me understand the Grand Scheme of things. He is the Great Teacher, Healer, Father...God Bless on this wonderful write Abe...Taz

  1. Date: 8/12/2009 4:49:00 AM

    Nicley written message,Abraham. My father committed to be a tither never became rich but always had food, clothing, transportation, shelter, whatever was necessary to sustain life. He also gave in many ways and never felt that he needed much. He had his negatives but mostly good I remember of him. I know that he and mother are gracing heaven today. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 1:49:00 PM

    This is such an excellent poem. It flow with such grace and reverence. I really like the essence of the piece and the praise it brings. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 8:07:00 AM

    better to give of self than of money..money can be miss used. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 8:27:00 AM

    a powerful poem, its going on my fave list, I came with a scripture mathew 23, verse 23 the last sentence, if you have a NLT bible study bible and read the notes its realy uplifting, tithing is about giving anything of ourselves don't worry God Loves you and his way is the only way we walk too, whether money, time, resorces, prayer he will bless you 100 fold God Bless you from diane

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 8:13:00 AM

    a well written poem, God asks about 10 percent but somtimes when he asks us to give we can give our self to him, like on tea rota in church or childrens work, helping others it could be just giving all our time to God too, he knowa when times are hard and he understands, like the song mid bleak winter, what can i give him poor as I am, Give my heart, God loves you, god will bless you my friend if you gave 50 pence or 50 pounds he knows you give with a cheerful heart thats all he asks. God bless.

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 6:15:00 AM

    Your poem is a great testimony to God. Tithing is a cure for selfishness. Each of God's laws are to improve our souls. And He keeps his promises. I used to tithe... Now, I'm poor, moneywise. I used to pray, and still do. I have those blessings. I used to study to gain wisdom. I have those blessings. I can affirm this poem as true. I have seen God's works in my life. (more than anyone can know besides the two of us, God and I.) Abraham, keep proclaiming. And keep writing. Love, Dane