"For God SO loved the world that He Gave.... #John3/16"
Am sure by now you are quite aware of the steps in giving that yields great fruition. We also understand God initiated the act of giving with by first sacrificing his son. (Tweet). Giving is a divine lifeline for everyone who will practise it. (Tweet). If you decide to give to others the proceeds of your work, it helps breaks the power of greed and covetousness that has shackled many people. (Tweet).
Your giving however should be seen as a seed that is being sown for a bountiful harvest. (Tweet). Don't forget the seeds that fell in the good ground yielded a hundredfold, sixtyfold and thirtyfold blessings or fruits. God has given us several good soils to sow our seeds for fruition. I am sure deep in your spirit there is a desire to give right and if so, i believe it is my duty to help you give right.
Personally, I don't believe given should be under coercion but rather, giving should be at one's free will.(Tweet). When your giving is under manipulation and falsehood, you receive nothing back. A willing sacrifice is an acceptable sacrifice! (Tweet).
For the many years I have been in ministry, I have identified six God-commanded places you can give for divine blessings and for the work of God to continue. Your giving isn't about now, it is about the fruits of the future. (Tweet).
To understand #HowToGive, here are Six God-commanded places - :
A. Tithe - because God commands it. Some argue whether we should give 10 per cent or not. Well am not sure why I should argue about tha which works for me. I don't do arguments, I do the word! Leviticus 27:30, Malachi 3:7-10
B. Worship Offering - because the word says you shall not appear before the Lord empty handed. Deuteronomy 16:16
C. Kingdom Promotion Seed - because it confirms your kingdom mindset. Acts 2:44-47, Luke 8:3
D. Giving To Parents - Commanded by the God for #Long live. Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:2-3,
E. Giving to the poor because it yields for you dividends in time to come and also in eternity. Proverbs 19:17, Job 29:11-12
E. Giving to the Servants of God. Hebrews 5:4, Exodus 30:30
I trust it will help you gauge your giving for maximum blessing as dictated by God.
THINK ALOUD :-
Why do you think people find it difficult to #GIVE?
Joe Akuoko II