Sometimes, I feel maybe people get the wrong idea when I am speaking on tithing and giving. When we tithe,we do so with purpose in our hearts, not just so we can be blessed but so that we may bless others. You see when we give just to get, then we are missing the point.
Yes, we do give expecting blessings to flow our way, but that is not where it stops. If we just give so that we can receive our blessings then the blessing will stop there. It can't go any further, or grow any more substantially.
You see, we give expecting to receive so that we can give more, so that we can give offerings along with our tithes. When we give our tithes, and then we are blessed, we then give our offerings and the blessings continue to grow, as the cycle continues to revolve. Are you getting what I am trying to say?
Don't fall under condemnation about giving. Don't give because you feel you have to give your 10% or you will not be blessed. No, then you are giving to get. When you fully understand what God has planned for you and what He says about when you give with the right heart, in other words because your love for Him and His kingdom are so great that you want to give at every need, then God will supply the seed for you to give at every need. You will not have to worry about writing that check for 10% on the nose, no you will start rounding your 10% up and writing that check for more. AMEN! Take a moment and forget about the 10%, and pray and ask God, what would you have me to give for this? I can promise you, the Holy Spirit will lead you to give your 10% and then an offering over and above, and then the blessings of God will overtake you as He says in His word in Mal. 3 v 10-12.
Mal. 3 v 10-12....."Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessings that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, says the Lord of hosts; and all nations will call you blessed. For you will be a delightful land, says the Lord of hosts."........
You see God does not give us blessings to just keep for ourselves, He is not trying to make us rich to store up for ourselves. He is blessing us and causing riches to flow our way, so that we may bless others in their need and still have an abundance overflowing in our own lives. He says so that there will be food in His house. AMEN!
Oh, and blessings are not always monetary. Blessings come in abundance in many other ways. Like in your health, your relationships, your job you have been waiting for, etc. Your needs are met with more than enough. AMEN!
When you purpose in your heart, when your offering is given full of love, then you will see the blessings flow, but don't stop there, God is just getting started, keep giving. AMEN!
We don't give to get rich, God says we are blessed with riches to give. He has made us rich so that we may give. AMEN! As children of God we are already rich, so we do not need to give to get rich, we give to keep the blessings flowing in our lives and the lives of others in need. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!