Today I finally file my income tax. I’m in a grumpy mood. Please pray for me today that I don’t pinch off someone’s head.

The bible tells us this famous quotation:

Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10

Well, I can attest that it was true. I did have a blessed year in 2009.

Apparently, the government thought I had too much too, and they have decided to help me try to store it all.

Uncle Sam Says to Hand Over Your MoneyThat is bad enough, but what gets me worked up is that there are many Christians that think that all the money we make is given to us so that we can turn around and give it all right back to God.

If that was true, why would he put the words of Malachi in the bible? It is like God is saying: “All money is mine. Work hard for me, so that I can have it all.”

If that is what he is saying, I can understand why non-believers don’t want nothing to do with religion. Who would willingly serve a god like that?

I do believe that God wants you to enjoy the blessings he’s given you. If only the government would allow me to enjoy them too.

Question of Today: How are you going to celebrate tax day?

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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  • http://www.yourchanceforromance.com Sonya Lenzo

    I filed taxes yesterday. My philosophy is that if taxes are large in a particular year, I must have made a lot of money, therefore, God must be blessing me! Or at least I TRY to hold on to that thought.:)
    It is a gorgeous day here in MN so I think I will celebrate by spending some time on a ROMANTIC walk in the park!(since the walk is paid for by my taxes!!!!)
    Sonya Lenzo
    http://www.yourchanceforromance.com

  • http://www.childrenswealth.com Dale Bell

    I will be hosting a table at the Sacramento Capitol for a Tea Party.
    My understanding is God will open the flood gates to us if we pay an honest tithe. For me that is 10%. I personally believe it.

  • http://www.simplesurvivalguide.com Rob Northrup

    I’ll be down at the Georgia Capitol with a bunch of like-minded folks letting our government see what we think of their out of control spending…

    Drown ’em in tea…

    Rob

  • http://www.bayarearoofingca.com David Escalante

    I’m going with Rob.

    David Escalante
    San Francisco Roofing

  • http://www.ThingsToDoForFreeIn.com Michelle Mason

    It is just another day for me. I filed months ago to get it out of the way, having had to pay in.

  • http://www.theharwoodgroupny.com Jennifer Battaglino

    Let me know where you’re meeting Rob.

    great post again and right on the money! (no pun intended…lol)
    It’s ok to take care of yourself.

    Jennifer Battaglino
    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • http://www.directsellingadvice.com Mark

    Tax Day… Already paid in… So… I will be on the road to assist some people on my team in coaching them on where their professional focus needs to be and what specific individual actions they need to be doing to move their businesses forward.

    Mark
    Direct Selling Advice, Tips, Skills & Techniques

  • http://www.kevinhogan.com Kevin Hogan

    is it possible that malachi could be broadened in scope to include charitable work as well or do you believe the literal translation here? obviously the scroll was written in the temple period and they had to keep the priests healthy, fed, sheltered, etc.

    could it be that the scripture really is saying, that you will gain a sense of reward, a feeling, a knowingness of goodness by doing good for others?

    here to learn

  • http://alamghafoor.com alam ghafoor

    Not sure when tax day is in the UK as I haven’t had any reason to pay any….God wants you to enjoy his bounty…
    go do something for you Tim.

    http://alamghafoor.com

  • http://TheSuccessSecrets.net Michael D Walker

    Ah yes, the tax man…
    Think I will celebrate the day by trying to lure Godzilla to the Capitol so he can dewstroy the place so we can start over witha clean slate.

    I’m only half joking. Anyone know where I can find Godzilla?
    He’s probably tied up in probate court somewhere. :)

    Michael

    The Success Secrets

  • http://www.stopthesun.com/blog Trisha Chambers

    By having my accountant do everything!

  • http://workoutwithsabrina.com Sabrina Peterson

    Oh yes, April 15th, the day of reckoning. The IRS said I owed them $400+. I’d much rather to give my money to someone who would multiply what I gave into a multitude of blessings cuz the government sure isn’t going to.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Fat Burning Home Workouts

  • http://robertkaufer.com Robert Kaufer

    My take on taxes is so what. Make more money and live simpler and you won’t have to worry. Give Cesar what is his and give God what is his.

    Robert Kaufer
    Law and Health with Robert Kaufer

  • http://www.babysittingworld.com Lisa McLellan

    Amen to that! I know we all have to pay taxes, but why so much? I hate hearing things like the law makers don’t pay taxes and their health care is free.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies

  • http://www.stevechambers.com Steve Chambers

    God asks for 10%, which is about how much man should have as well. We always need to remember that taxation is theft.

    Steve Chambers
    Body Language Expert

  • http://www.aprilbraswell.com Vegas Boomer Dating Expert

    Hi Tim,

    ah yes, praying for you. Cannot imagine NOT getting cranky on Tax Day when it is unconstitutional but kept intact.

    Well, while it IS all God’s, ain’t it cool to see Malachi and rest assured that He just wants to pour forth financial blessings upon us?

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell

    Cyber Dating Expert and Online Dating Coach

  • http://www.EslLessonUsingSocialMedia.com Eileen O’Neill

    Thought of you all on tax day…. But tax days or not… God’s blessings are still flowing – now what if God taxed us for his blessings…!

    Eileen
    ESL Lesson Plan: 3 Steps In Using A YouTube Video

  • http://www.relationship-advice-for-all.com/ Rizal

    Yeah, sometimes I feel tax sucks. But I had learnt the hard way that it would always be better to believe and do what God said. He said in the Bible, “Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.”

    Rizal
    Relationship Advice for All

  • Austin

    Also keep in mind Exodus 3:17: “And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.” Now, I’m not so well-versed in everything the Bible has to say or offer now but my understanding is that Milk and Honey were expensive at that time and place, to those people. And here God is saying “I’ll pour luxury on your head if you’ll follow me!” That is, If I have it correct; Do I have it correct?