Let's be Thankful Givers and Receivers
It is a real privilege to share our blessings with those in need.
And we should be thankful receivers when someone blesses us.
Especially The Lord. So many times we forget to thank Him or do not
recognize what comes from His Hand.
He is so patient and Gracious - let's learn to have a
The Bible Teach About Giving?
Today, under a new and better covenant, we
are not under the legalistic requirements of the tithe because if we were, then
we’d have to also be giving the three tithes as required by the Law in the Old
Testament. As James said, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet
stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” (James 2:10).
If you’re going to tell others that the tithe is still binding, then you’re
going to have to pay the second and third tithe also. Every year that
means that you should be giving 20% of your gross income, because the tithe was
a 10% of everything you had and every third year you’d be required to pay 30%
gross of everything you had for the year; allocated for the poor.
You can not keep some of the
Law and not all of it. The same thing goes for the Sabbath. For those
who try to keep the Sabbath the way it was required in the Old Testament, then
you couldn’t even start your car (no fires could be started), you couldn’t
drive to church (couldn’t travel that far on the Sabbath), you couldn’t even
prepare meals on the Sabbath!
A Cheerful Giver
God cares less about how much you give as He does
about your attitude of giving. Let your conscience guide your giving, or as Paul says, “Each man should
give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under
compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7). Paul wrote,
“But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor
you do will be spontaneous and not forced” (Phil 1:14). This does not
mean that it’ll make you happier just to give tiny amounts. Paul thought
of that as he wrote, “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will
also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully”
(2 Cor 9:6).
wanted us to be generous givers because the giver is more blessed than the one
receives it. In Luke 6:38 Jesus says, “Give, and it will be given to
you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be
poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
This is not a wealth or prosperity message but a sure
promise of God. He may not return financial gains for your offerings, but
He might give you good health, a nice home, an unexpected gift or whatever. You
can never out give God. A saying in the Proverbs also speaks about
pouring something back into your laps for those who give. God says, “See,
it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full;
I will pay it back into their laps” (Isaiah 65:6). The Proverbs also
say, “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him
for what he has done” (Prov 19:17).
LET'S SHARE PLEASURABLE WAYS OF GIVING
FAR EASTERN CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING IS A FAVORITE I LOVE TO GIVE TO
IN RECENT YEARS - YOU SHOULD READ THIS PDF AND WATCH THIS VIDEO!
This is a wonderful testimony by FEBC
This Video is from Far East Christian Broadcasting
and here is a PDF with information about them also.
They send wind-up and solar-powered Radios
to needy people in far away lands and broadcast
the Gospel, Christian Music & Lifestyle
programs daily....the testimonies are so exciting!
This man's whole family and village found Jesus after One Radio
that was given to him through FEBC....that's why he looks solemn
when he is interviewed. He is also a quiet shy man but he
did not fail to spread the Good News that reached him.
MORE HERE SOON!
There is another Christian charity I would like to let you know about soon
called SAMARITANS PURSE who give WATER WELLS to people in need of
Clean Water. This is my other favorite giving venture!
For $10.00 each, you can supply a special bucket sized Water Filter that
lasts a family for a lifetime! They usually share this clean water with their immediate neighbors that equals about 20-30 people benefiting from the
GIFTS we are sending them through Samaritans Purse for their
everyday living.......how good is that?
(18th Feb 2016)
It was so exciting today, to find more ways Christians can give!
I found two more really good Christian Charity websites.
You can give Winter Clothing Packs for Families and Blankets,
Bicycles for missionaries and Hand Tricycles for grown-ups.
And others as well.
$40.00 can also Train someone for a Vocation
$85 - 200 can equip a single person or couple with a practical business
that can transform their lives from the poor zone to the happy zone.
You would never guess what I found!!!
IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE
I HAVE PUBLISHED IT EARLY
JUST FOR YOU
BEFORE IT'S COMPLETED!
It is called
Happy Ways To Give