Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tithing: Giving of yourself

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. 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

When the Church asks us to Tithe, it is only because the Bible calls for such gifts to the Lord.

Abraham and his decedents made animal sacrifices. We are not called to make such sacrifices, but to give willingly to the Lord of our abundance which he has provided.

I love to see the children at church go up and put coins in our offering basket. Many of them get these coins from their parents, but some actually take the money from their own savings. They are learning a great lesson.

While God's love for us and our Salvation are FREE - we must ask Lord to bless us with them.

We will be blessed beyond our wildest imaginations, if we simply give of ourselves to the Lord.

God does not focus on the dollar amount, nor does he expect us to give up our last dime.

My challenge to everyone is, what better to use that last dime for, but to Glorify the Lord??

Tithing is giving of your time, treasure and talents, that with which God has blessed you.
How has He blessed you?

Dear Lord,
I pray that we will be challenged in our daily lives to Honor You!
You have so richly blessed all of us with so many talents and treasures. I pray that we would seek ways to honor You by sharing these blessings back with the church and with Your children here on earth.
In Jesus' Holy Name,

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