The term “hacker” used to have a more positive definition. The original definition was:
An expert or enthusiast of any kind; one who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.
- Self motivated
- Problem solvers
- Always questioning “conventional” methods
- Are always ready to share their findings with the world.
This is what Tithehacker is all about!
We study the the strategies, patterns, and principles of successful Christian millionaires and billionaires.
Is that you? Not a millionaire or billionaire yet?
No worries. We’re all on the journey. Grab a seat. Let’s take a ride!
Who Am I?
My name is Mike Holmes.
When I first looked into the power of tithing I was unemployed, broke, in debt, and depressed. My wife was about to leave me because she had had enough and didn’t see a way out with me.
I was Christian. A born-again-blood-washed-water-and-fire-baptized Christian.
A man on fire for Jesus!!
But I was broke, couldn’t hold a job, was in debt, and was wondering WHEN would God bless me.
I was always attracted to the concept of wealth…
…was always looking for ways to make a quick buck…
…read all the self improvement books I could find…
…always took the job with the “six figure” potential. Regardless, I whether I liked the job or not…didn’t matter…money was money…
…but I couldn’t seem to get ahead.
And when I got ready to pray for an answer I went straight to God…
…the Man upstairs.
…the Most High.
…the “I AM” Himself.
I opened my Bible and went to a passage in Malachi.
Here’s what it said,
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! (Malachi 3:10 NLT)
My response: “Sooooo…let me get this straight…You want me to start tithing?”
“I have NO money as is, and You want me to give money away??!!”
I looked down at the page:
“Try it! Put Me to the test!”
I’d like to say that I immediately took the leap of faith — I went all out and immediately began tithing. I’d like to tell you that I somehow knew this was gonna work and was willing to make the sacrifice.
But here’s the truth:
I shut that passage, went back under my blanket of discouragement in loser-ville, and tried to figure something else out.
Me?! Tithe (or “give money away”).
It would be a couple of weeks (ahhh….maybe like two months) before I finally decided to try this “tithing experiment.”
And my life was never the same.
“But wait Mike,” you might ask. “How did your tithing experiment end up?”
Well…ever since that time I HAVE kept tithing. Here are the results thus fur:
- My income has gone up every year and I’m now a 6 figure earner (unreal!)
- My debt has decreased significantly.
- My giving has gone up every year,
So that’s my story. But it’s not over.
Neither is yours.
So let’s continue to embark on this journey together.