The believer looks to the Lord “in faith” asking how much He would have the believer give; then promises to give as the Lord directs.
“For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord”
2 Corinthians 8:3
“According to their power” relates especially to tithes and offerings, or known sources of income.
“Beyond their power” relates in a unique way to FAITH-PROMISE GIVING, since looking beyond any known sources of income is to look to the Lord for His special enabling.
One person felt led by God to commit $500 on his Faith Promise card. He was not sure where the funds would come from but he made the commitment. The very next day he received a letter in the mail from the government saying they owed him $418 dollars! Was this a coincidence? Absolutely Not! THE LORD PROVIDES FOR HIS PEOPLE!
A FAITH-PROMISE looks directly to God, asking in effect: “How much can I trust God to give through me?” This offers God a channel through which He can pour limitless amounts into His work through His children.