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  1. I am encouraged. You have hit the mark. Giving to God shouldn't be about a burden of following the law which says we must give at least 10%. It is about love. Jesus didn't die on the cross because He had to so we could be saved. He did because He loved us and wanted to save us.

    When I hear from my Savior that He wants me to anonymously give $100 to someone I know is hurting and praying for help, I jump for joy! Even when it had to come from my food budget. Why? Because I get very excited whenever I hear from Him in my Spirit, and can't wait to fulfill His request.

  2. It is interesting that in the Bible, we are also to answer God's "prayers" (I don't know how to call it!). We bear in mind that for most cases we have things available from which to choose, with ability to do them, yet we want always to get God's will - the all-knowing. The Mighty One would have us also do something and be counted part of His work. "Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat" (John 6:5); yet manna would have just rained from heaven and people be filled or birds bring the cakes for each (1 Kings 17:4). God 'prays' to you, "bring me a morsel of bread in thine hand" such that He can benefit you. We also answer Jesus' prayer that we may be one (John 17:21). Ask yourself, "Why do I refuse to answer God's prayers". The reason He asks us to do the tithing, offering, charity is that it's a way of otherwise saying, "My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways" (Prov. 23:26; Matt. 6:21). Anyway, it's because where treasures are, there also will your ......... be. (fill in). God bless you all for the sharing.

  3. Have you ever asked yourself why The Almighty also "prays" (or so) to us? As surrendered Christians, though with ability to choose and fulfil duty, we ask God to be part of our thing. The all powerful absolutely needs not our help. Acts 17:25. In fact Adam was created last, lest he expect to have had a certain level of contribution. Now, what are those requests from God? Take a look:

    "Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"(John 6:5).

    Does it sound like God taking counsel from His children? Yet he was going to multiply the little contribution to feed thousands. Ok, if I do not answer His prayer anyway, can't he just rain manna from heaven or send birds to bring cakes for all the audience? (1 Kings 17:4-6). When He 'prays' to us "bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand", He is not expressing inability and failure; but co-workmanship with us. Luke 4:25-26. In other words, the tithing, offering, charity are a way of saying

    "My son, give me thine heart." Proverbs 23:26; Matt 6:21.

    Be blessed.


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