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Thursday, November 12, 2009

How can you generously give your treasure (finances) to God to be used for good in this world?

5 comments:

esallo said...

I think that generously giving my treasure to God to be used for good in this world involves a couple of things. First I need to manage the treasure He gives me wisely by not buying into this world's idea of always having to have more stuff. Second, I need to ask Him to open my eyes to the endless opportunities He puts in front of me each day to use this treasure for good. Third, I need to follow through and give out as willingly as I take in the treasure He's given me becasue it's really been His all along any way!

Lenny Luchetti said...

I think, as Erica points out, it is important to recognize that all we have comes from God and really does belong to Him- because we belong to him. Generosity for me means giving no less than 10% of my income to the mission of my local church. Generosity also means giving above and beyond that 10% to support projects like the Africa Project that is SWC is doing. Beyond that, generosity is hard to measure since God is always bringing opportunities for us to buy a meal, give a gift, pay a bill.

Brad said...

I agree that giving 10% to the church is extremely important for us and that it is just a starting point! If you fill your glass all the way to the top, and spill out 10%, your glass is still almost full.

I recently read: “When people tell me they can’t afford to tithe, I ask them, ‘If your income was reduced by 10 percent would you die?’ They say, ‘No.’ And I say, ‘Then you’ve admitted that you can afford to tithe. It’s just that you don’t want to.”

If you ever want to put things in perspective, go to www.globalrichlist.com. If you make $15,000 a year, which is minimum wage, you are earning in the top 12% of the people in the world.

I will continue to give generously and cheerfully!

Roberta said...

I was raised to practice tithing 10% of my income. It was always in my life so the concept of it it not difficult for me. However, when there have been times that I thought that I could not afford to tithe, it never helped our finances. There were just more bills, more trips to the doctor, more things breaking, more financial needs and I experienced no benefit from using the 10% I owed God. So I went back to giving him my tithe. I have found that if I give it first before I pay the bills there is always enough for the rest. The promise that God will bless when I tithe is really true.

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