When you give your tithes and offerings, do you give it religiously out of law, because you know that the word tells us to give 10%, or do you give joyfully, generously, out of your heart. In other words when you give does your giving make a dull thud sound in the bucket, or does rejoicing jump in your heart knowing that you are blessing God's kingdom.
This is how you can tell if your offering is just a dull thud in the bucket. When you leave church, what do you do for the kingdom the rest of the week? How many times do you help someone else besides yourself during the week? How many times do you think of others, and then not just think about them, but actually do something good for someone? How many times during the week do you get into the word of God and study out His plan for your life?
Don't let your offering just be a dull thud sound in the bucket, let it be given with faith, and expectations of blessings to come to you and to all those your offering helps.
2 Cor 9 v 6-8....But this I say; He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may have an abundance for every good work.....
God is just waiting to bless you as you bless others.
STAY IN THE WORD!