Trust that He will give tenfold.
My son went to the dollar store yesterday and decided to buy some Tootsie Pops. He safeguarded them when he came home but gave in when I asked him if I could have one.
I told him I would buy him some more. Without much hesitation, he handed one over and said “You promise you’ll buy me more?” I replied with something along the lines of, “I promise, my candyman.”
This isn’t the first time I’ve asked him for something of his, but each time I’ve kept my promise to my son, and returned the favor tenfold.
Why would I return tenfold the amount he gave me?
I love my children and I want them to trust me. Something as small as a Tootsie Pop can be hard to give away; however, it becomes easier to sacrifice as we learn to trust.
Jesus taught his disciples that our Heavenly Father is kind and is interested in the well-being of all his children, in a most fatherly way. What did He say?
“… what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
“or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask of him?” (Matt. 7:9–11.)
One thing we are asked to do is pay an honest tithe. We have many examples, but let’s go with tithing. God promises great blessings to those who pay tithing.
Paying tithing demonstrates obedience and love and helps strengthen our faith in God.
As we do these hard things, we build trust in the Lord.
He doesn’t lie—He asks us to do something, and in return, He promises us with great blessings.
The quicker we learn to trust the Lord and become obedient to His commandments, the quicker we will trust Him and the easier it will be to obey Him.
His direction comes from a Prophet of God. Learn to trust the Prophet by heading his counsel.
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