I remember when I told my sister. “Yes I tithe.” I said non-nonchalantly. “Tithe? What is that?” She asked in her usual sarcastic mannerism.
“I give 10 percent of what I am blessed with to GOD. To my Church.” I said.
“10 percent? Like 10 percent of your Money!?” she responds.
“Well that’s your problem Linda! Why don’t you save that 10 Percent instead of throwing it away!” She states
“Ok why don’t you give me the 10 Percent I need it.” She offers
“Brenda, You don’t understand. We are able to pay our bills now, before we tithed we really were struggling, now all our bills are paid and we have extra.” I said to her earnestly.
Yes, Tithing is Awesome and it truly works! Unfortunately the words in 1 Corinthians 2:14 (as all words in the Holy Bible) rings true….
The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14
I don’t quite remember how we got around to this conversation, but I thought it was suitable in bringing a thought to your mind. What do YOU do to help others? Seriously. I believe Churches are Amazing! Well I know that Our Church is, at New Hope in Durham. They were even at our Local News on Vision Day Jan 22, 2012! They have Missionaries who are in Haiti Right Now! Helping Out! They brought Clean Water to Kenya and Deliver the WORD of GOD in the most Amazing Way!
Awesome I know. =D
My Point is, Churches organize missions to not only, Preach the GOSPEL and tell Others who are suffering from GUILT, Condemnation, HOPELESSNESS, depression, among other aliments, but that because of Jesus Christ they are not only FORGIVEN, but they let them know that anything is Possible with GOD, if you Believe (Hope). They let them know who they are in CHRIST! Which is the CURE! And that they will go to Heaven if they Confess that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior.
Sin is the sickness. JESUS CHRIST is the Cure.
Churches, provide FOOD for the HUNGRY, they visit the Prisoners in Prison, They Provide LOVE & Acceptance to those who feel as though they are Forgotten! They try with all their Hearts to cure the SICK, and to reach as many as POSSIBLE!
Churches try the best possible Means to deliver HOPE, FOOD, FAITH, LOVE, PEACE, LOVE, and did I mentioned LOVE!?
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10
Hosanna in the Highest!
♥ Linda M