OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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Tithing


I am a christian. I have followed the biblical principal of tithing for the last three years. Actually approximately 11% of my income is designated for tithing. I estimate each year what my income is with potential overtime included. So every month I know just how much to write my checks for. I believe it is an important principal (tithing) that keeps me obedient to God. By tithing I know that I am following God's will and that I will be open to receive more of his blessings.

After all that is said, I also must state that there are times that I do struggle with writing the check to the church. I will think that there is certainly something more important that I could buy with the money for ME. Then I have to remind myself that it is not about ME. The conversation in my brain is sometimes non stop. I can rationalize ANYTHING.

But when push comes to shove, I will write my check for the planned amount and I do receive peace from that small decision. I know it is the right thing for ME to do. (But it is a struggle sometimes.)

3 comments:

tithe said...

do you think tithing is required from everyone? I mean giving 10% of your income to the church? I know you said it was a principle, but do you think that God commands everyone to obey it today?

Lisa said...

Yes, I beleive it is an act of obedience to the Lord. It's his money anyway. I feel that If I don't tithe my 10 percent,no I know that God will get it in his own way.

tithe said...

do you think tithing is required from everyone? I mean giving 10% of your income to the church? I know you said it was a principle, but do you think that God commands everyone to obey it today?

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