Being generous with our tithes and offerings, even when we feel like we can’t afford it, is an act of faith. It’s a statement by action that a person believes God can be trusted.
God told me to do this, and so I will do it because I believe He is wise and loving in what He commands. He has the power to take care of my needs. And, ultimately, He is better than any of the stuff I could get with that money.
Easier said than done, right? It all goes back to the widow’s gift to Jesus. She gave what she had (see Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4).
This month, take a hard look at your finances. Write down everything you spend this week. At the end of the week, divide the results into categories like “generosity,” “food,” “bills,” and “entertainment.” Then make some resolutions based on what you find. For example, carry $10 in ones with you this week, looking for several places to give it away.
Need guidance when it comes to finances and being a good steward with your money, time, and relationships? Grab a copy of Manage: Caring for all God entrusted to us, a Bible study by Threads. It’s an inexpensive and easy read that will help you put stewardship into perspective with God’s Word.