There’s usually for must people a mental war around giving; this topic brings up the question I hear all the time: “If I’m in debt, how can I possibly give?”
the truth is that giving should not be a burden to the giver, giving is a blessing and the most important of all fundamentals. Of course, your family and your obligations are priority but, let’s check your investments where’s your noney really going? When you have an itching for giving you should give how much you give and who you give is up to you. Some of us give out of obedience and gratitude for all the blessing we’ve been given and also because the Bible says God loves a cheerful giver.
If you’re doing your best to pay all your bills and provide for your family, put giving at the top of your budget.
When you put giving at the top of your list somehow all your needs will be taken care of God doesn’t stays with anything.
There are two types of giving in the Bible as evangelical Christians we see. There are tithes and offerings. The tithe is off the top of your income before you do anything. That’s why tithing is on the first line of our budgets.
After that, other offerings are almost impossible to find in Scripture until your family is first taken care of. What we suggest is, unless you feel very strongly that God is telling you to do otherwise, the normative storyline that we find in Scripture is that offerings are from surplus. While your family is in debt and you are cleaning up your mess, there’s no surplus.
Just because something pulls at your heartstrings or somebody puts you in an arm twist or you hear a toxic sermon or something does not mean you need to give offerings above a tithe.
In all cases make sure you pray about your givibg and give gladly, no one should control nor manipulate you into giving, maybe you feel lead to give out of your surplus if it is something you think you should do just ask yourself, am I giving beyond my means? Because giving beyond your means living beyond your means, unless you’re willing to cut back on your cable bill.
How much could you give if you cut back your cable bill? Do you really need all those channels? Or what if you cut back on eating out to one night a week? How much could you save by going to a new grocery store?
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You’ll be amazed at how just a few sacrifices can make a major difference and allow you to give in ways you’ve never given before.
when you give is not only the receiver who is in the receiving side, you’re also on the receiving side but in a different way. You receive the joy and satisfaction of being a blessing to someone in need and at the end giving does more for you the giver than the receiver.