Tithing is clearly explained in the bible. Every Christian is expected to give 10% of their tithe to the church to help those that are less fortunate in the community and to assist in the daily running costs of the church.
This is a great way to help ensure that those who are not fortunate enough like we enjoy the quality of life we do. Here are some benefits of tithing…
You will Receive More
Being generous in your tithing opens an opportunity for you to receive even more. If you are the type that has a closed fist where you hold your money tight, chances of more money getting in are minimal. But if you are always holding your hand flat, some money will get away from you but that will replaced back and you will come out even better than you actually were.
You Leave a Legacy
By giving your tithe to help those people in need, you are able to have an impact on somebody’s life in the world. Your tithe will have a life changing impact on the people who benefit from it.
You become More Content
When offering your tithe, you are forced to think of others. This process helps you realize that you are better off than others and allows you to be content with what you already have. This doesn’t mean that you do not deserve more or you shouldn’t work hard for more; it simply means that you will be thankful with what you have when get it. I believe that one should be happy whether they have just enough to live a basic lifestyle or have more than you actually need. It’s all our responsibility as Christians to live to our potential and share the increased success by increasing our tithes.
By tithing, you are taking the initiative to help somebody that requires your help and this has a positive impact on your life. People have become so self-centered by solely focusing on their needs and not minding about the needs of those that surround them. A simple act of saving a dog’s life or assisting a person that has become homeless due to circumstances beyond their control leaves you feeling at peace and happier.
You Feel Appreciated
The tithe you contribute has a chance to change another person’s live for the better and they will forever be grateful for that. These changes in that person’s life will also prompt them to want to do the same so that they may also change another person’s life just as theirs was. If you assist a person get through a tough situation in their lives, they are more likely to assist those that they come across that are in a difficult situation and the cycle continues. Think of your tithe like you are planting a seed. When you plant a seed and it germinates, the plant that you helped nurture will go ahead and produce its own seeds and the same process will be repeated.
As part of my tithing, I am taking you up on this difficult task. I challenge you to begin tithing your time, income and energy. Then sit back and watch the fulfillment it will have on your life. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about tithing in the comments below.