This year, try GIVING yourself out of debt. Tithe on everything you receive and, additionally, give offerings to other ministries and people in need. The greatest blessing we receive from traveling the country helping churches with technology are the numerous opportunities we have to share and give. We tithe to our home church, and we also give to other churches and people that we meet on our journey (in time, money, service and especially the Gospel)….and God has blessed us. We want for nothing. God takes care of us through His people – people like YOU. If you are struggling financially, consider giving MORE. It is a way to demonstrate your faith in God. He promises a great reward to those that are faithful in tithing and giving¹. Just be sure when you give, you are not doing it for selfish reasons because God loves a cheerful giver that gives for the right reason². Remember, when you do it for the least of these, you do it unto him.³ Also, consider supporting those that are SENT like traveling missionaries, evangelists and teachers. Your support helps us do what God has called us to do and you share in the reward.
¹Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10
²Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
³ “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me. “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” Matthew 25:31-46
Other references to giving: Deut. 15:11, Eph. 4:28, Hebrews 13:16, Luke 6:38, Prov. 19:17, Romans 12:13