tithes and offerings
Growing Prosperity – 5 Keys to Stay Positive and Hopeful in the Midst of Financial Problems!
Help When Discouraged by Financial Problems
in the midst of financial problems and setbacks.
Are you discouraged by financial troubles?
Well an important part of turning things
back around is learning to stay positive
5 Keys to Help You Stay Positive and Hopeful in the Midst of Financial Problems:
1. TRUST GOD
Stay positive and hopeful, knowing blessings follow those who trust in the Lord.
Many people, myself included, have discovered this “secret” during months of unemployment or other hardships. Our burdens must be put on the Lord. He is able when we are not.
“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.”
— Proverbs 16:20 NIV
When we learn to trust God, we discover how few things we really need, such as new clothes, restaurant dinners, vacations and new cars. We also quickly learn to recycle and reuse, not to mention many different ways to cook rice and beans.
2. KEEP GOD AS YOUR FINANCIAL PARTNER
Stay positive and hopeful knowing blessings are promised to those who partner with God through tithing.
If we trust God, we will continue to partner with Him and tithe 10% of our income, even during the difficult times. In order to get, we must give. And we cannot out give God.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse…and prove me now, saith the Lord, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
— Malachi 3:10
Cultivate a giving, loving, prosperous attitude and you’ll notice your circumstances begin to change for the better. If you don’t have extra money for offerings, then give of your time, your love, and the things you don’t need.
3. SAVE – Pay Yourself Second
It is definitely much easier to stay positive and hopeful knowing you have emergency savings because you’ve learned to pay yourself second. (God of course gets His tithe first.)
Successful people have learned, when managing their finances, to pay themselves second. God is first, savings second, then living on the balance. By learning to save consistently, regardless the amount, the discipline helps develop encouragement and goal setting.
Trusting God, keeping Him first, and paying yourself second will help you move to a place where your relationship with the Lord grows and your financial struggles lessen.
4. SEEK OUT POSITIVE PEOPLE
Stay positive and hopeful by surrounding yourself with positive people.
“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”
— Proverbs 27:17
Associate with positive people and read motivational and inspirational books. We’ve heard it said, “If you hang around broke people, you become broke; if you hang around successful people, you become successful.” How right that is!
5. NEVER GIVE UP
Stay positive and hopeful knowing help is available to those who choose not to quit.
“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”
— Psalm 31:24
When things get tough, keep yourself going by committing to do the best you can, expect God to do the best He can, and never give up!
Conclusion: Don’t lose hope. Financial problems can be overcome. Stay positive and be encouraged by others who have pulled themselves out of financial slumps. Turn to God as a partner and put His financial principles to work in your life.
May you stay positive and hopeful and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Tithing – The Secret Prosperous Ingredient in the Wealth and Abundance Recipe!
The Power of Tithing to Tap Into the Source of All Supply!
God is the Source of all supply.
How do we tap into this supply?
We can tap into the abundant Source of all supply
through our giving of tithes.
This takes faith and action, just like prayer takes spiritual and natural steps to connect with God to request His help.
Who Do You Trust as Your Financial Source?
Tithing is a natural activity with a spiritual foundation. It requires faith and action. Believe that God is your source and supply and have faith that He will take care of you financially.
The tithe is our first fruits; the first ten percent of our increase. (Proverbs 3:9) And God tells us to bring all the tithes into the storehouse, which is His house. He even tells us to test Him in this and see if He does not poor out a blessing greater than we can receive. (Malachi 3:10)
Tithing is a step of trust and obedience that God will take care of your finances.
It’s Not About the Money, It’s About Your Heart
It has been said that there are over 2,000 scriptures in the Bible on money. That is a lot to say about money. But get this: The tithe is not ultimately about your money – it’s about your heart. God doesn’t want your money, he wants your heart.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
— Luke 12:34
Our money is a reflection of who we love. And we can, on purpose, choose where our heart will be by choosing where our money goes. The tithe is about our attitude and honoring God!
Give the Best, Receive the Best
As previously stated, and worth repeating: God is the source of all supply. It’s important that we stop looking at people as our source, and look to God.
“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”
— Psalm 24:1
Tithing is partnering with God and I’m sure you’ll agree there is no better partner to have than God. A sweet deal for sure.
God is the biggest giver and first gave to us freely and in abundance. All that we have came from God, and He wants us to be blessed coming in and going out. The giving of our tithes keeps us tapped into His flow of abundant provision.
David is an encouragement to us in that he prepared with all his might to give. Giving is an act of worship and thanks to the God who provides for us. And think about it: As children of God we have the Holy Spirit living in us and He is not stingy. Our giving is a sign of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives.
Remember: A man’s harvest in life depends entirely on what he sows. God loves a cheerful giver because it shows our heart is right when we give. And as we tithe and give generously, God shows up on the scene and does things money can’t do. He shows us the secrets to unlock wealth and abundance.
May God multiply your faithful giving of tithes and offerings and shower your life with growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. “The Path to Wealth” by TS Linscott is now available as an affordable soft cover book.
Growing Prosperity – What Does the Attitude of Obedience Have to Do With Prospering?
The Heart of Obedience
Manifestation also comes a whole lot quicker and easier when obedience is combined with the right attitude.
How about we take a look at the attitude of obedience?
We know the blessing of God follows obedience to His Word, but the attitude you have in your heart is important too.
The Attitude of Obedience
Many people obey God’s commands but they do it with a bad attitude. 🙁
“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.”
— Isaiah 1:19
Notice this verse also includes our willingness be mixed with our obedience; in order to prosper and receive abundance. When we step out and act in obedience to the Word of God, regardless of what area, we should do so with a cheerful heart. 🙂
God loves a cheerful giver! (2 Corinthians 9:7)
If you are giving tithes and offerings, or honoring your father and mother, or worshipping God, or walking in love, or forgiving, or praying, it should be done with a positive and willing attitude. When we do what the Bible says we will eat the good of the land.
The opposite side of cheerful obedience is to be grudging or unwilling. The person who obeys, but has a wrong attitude receives a different reward. Keep in mind; we do not have an excuse to disobey. We simply need to adjust the attitude of our heart to line up with our obedience.
Here is some good news: The Lord searches the whole earth to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9) Perfect here means to have a completely willing heart before God.
Now is the time to start putting this into action. Let’s choose today to not only obey God, but to keep a right attitude when we do. God can do something with us when we have a willing heart. At this very moment He is searching to show himself strong on our behalf and help us prosper and abound.
May your willingness and obedience fill your life with growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Financial Prosperity – Want 2 Keys to Help You Excel?
Get 2 Keys that Equal a BIG Step of Faith to Excel Your Financial Prosperity!
Financial prosperity is available to everyone.
Are you tired of going in circles where your finances are concerned? In days of economic uncertainty, it is important for everyone to get a working knowledge of truth to prosper.
Sadly enough, too many people believe poverty is the will of God. This kind of thinking will prevent you from prospering. You can prosper by using God’s spiritual principles in your finances.
Get your thinking clear on how to work them and you’ll no longer use words like recession, poverty, and lack.
In order to receive financial abundance from God, we must do our part. If we do our part, He’ll do His part and meet our needs according to His riches in glory.
2 Keys to Excel Your Financial Abundance:
1.) Be a Tither
What is tithing? Tithing is giving the first 10 percent of your income to God’s house. Most people don’t like to hear about tithing and it puts them in fear. But you’ll have no problem tithing if you see God as your source of supply.
The tithe is seed money of wealth and is compared to sowing. The more a person gives, the more that person receives. Financial prosperity is one benefit of tithing. It puts you in partnership with God. We are told to bring the tithes into God’s house and then test Him and see if He does not open the windows of heaven and pour out such a blessing on us that we don’t have room enough to contain it! (Malachi 3:10)
Tithing is a step of trust and obedience that God will take care of your finances. God promises to pour out a blessing to the tither.
I personally started tithing about seven years ago, after being taught on the subject. I’ll admit that I had doubts and started out as “going to give tithing a try”.
I wanted to do the right thing and obey God, but I really couldn’t see how I could tithe if I already wasn’t making all my bills. I think at the time I was making about $8 p/h and raising two kids with no child support or assistance.
All I can say is that this has been one of the most life-changing steps I have taken! No I don’t have millions in the bank (yet 🙂 ) but I have seen the favor of God move in my life like never before. I started getting raises and promotions, supernatural deals and savings when I shop, wisdom in making smart financial decisions, creative ideas started coming to me, and even money in the most unexpected times.
One time things were hitting a bottom and I wondered how I would be able to continue tithing and I then got an unexpected huge child support payment in the mail from some sort of intercept from a settlement.
I really could go on and on with personal examples, and that of my children. I just want to encourage you to study on the subject of tithing and learn what God has to say about it. My personal financial situation has not been too pretty this last year, after stepping into full-time self-employment, but I am still committed to giving to God what belongs to Him. I need His hand on my life now more than ever before!
2.) Give Offerings
What is an offering? An offering is something given above and beyond the tithe. Or what you give after you tithe.
When you give, it will be given back to you in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Also note, that whatever measure you give, (small, medium, or large), is the same measure that will be used to give back to you. (Luke 6:38)
No doubt about it; it is impossible to out give God and He is the source of unlimited abundance. God has promised to meet our needs spiritually, physically, and financially. If we do our part in tithes and offerings, God says He will do His part.
May you continue to take steps of obedience to His Word and continue to have growing prosperity in your finances!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Any thoughts on the subject? … feel free to share…