Obedience Brings Blessings

This morning my wife wrote...
I had to laugh at how God blesses our obedience. Here I wanted to use the $20.00 my dad gave me to go out to eat but instead I obeyed and gave it to the church, then God turned around and blessed us with more $ to go out to eat with! Thanks God!
This is so true. God promises in Scripture that when we follow him he will in turn bless us. In this case it was a monetary blessing of sorts, but that is not always what happens. The principle is not that we should give to get something back, but that we should be obedient and grow in faith as we trust in the promises of God.