A Cheerful Giver!
When we think about giving to God or the Church, Most of us think about the Sunday offering. From a very early age we have been taught to give 10% of our income to God. This is based on the offering made by Abraham in Genesis chapter 14:20, “And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” He gave him a tenth of all.”
A common definition of tithes is giving 10% of your income, but in contrast an offering is giving above your tithes.
But today I want to talk about an offering of a different type. The biggest thing that we can give God is our time. God has all the resources He could ever need! There is one thing that only you can give him… That’s your time. I would like to propose that you give God 10% of your time. After all He gives you all the time you ask for. Every week God gives us 168 hours to spend. You can choose anyway to spend these hours. If you were to choose to give God 10% of your time a week, that would amount to 16.8 hours. If you go to church on Sunday and Wednesday that still leaves about 13 hours to spend. If you spend one hour each day for devotional time, that still leaves about 6 hours a week to spend.
Some suggestions on spending the rest of your time… Maybe devote some time to teaching your children the Bible, Praying, studying the Bible, witnessing, or even helping out at church. You can multi-task some of these things. Example… the next time your stuck in a traffic jam, pray to god.
I know in our busy life it’s hard to find time. Time is more precious than gold, diamonds or anything on this earth. This is true for God and your family. If you don’t think it’s possible right now, to give 10% of your time a week to God, I challenge you to offer 10% more time to God than you are now giving Him. Once time is spend, you can never regain it back again.
As I said before, God needs Nothing, but desires fellowship with you. The choice is yours… you can give God more time or you can give it to the world. In 2 Corinthians 9:7 we find, “Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” So when you give of yourself, do it cheerfully. God will surely Bless you.
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16