I read a beautiful passage in 2 Corinthians 9:8 that I wanted to share. The scripture reads…
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
Further bible commentary teaches, that he man who gives, therefore, should have faith in God. He should expect that God will bless him in it; and the experience of the Christian world may be appealed to in proof that people are not made poor by liberality. I have made a pledge this year and every year moving forward to increase my tithes by 1%. This is inspired by Pastor Rick Warren and his wife Kay and their concept of “reverse tithing”. He states…
When we got married 30 years ago, we began tithing 10%. Each year we would raise our tithe 1% to stretch our faith: 11% the first year, 12% the second year, 13% the third year. Every time I give, it breaks the grip of materialism in my life. Every time I give, it makes me more like Jesus. Every time I give, my heart grows bigger. And so now, we give away 90% and we live on 10%. That was actually the easy part, what to do with the money–just give it away, because I’m storing up treasures in heaven.
I feel liberated in giving God more. I am asking for more blessings so that I might be able to give more. I challenge you to give more to your local church and special causes. Let me know how God is blessing you through giving.