Giving From The Heart
Our giving is a reflection of our hearts. Jesus said, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21). That means the direction that we give in, is the direction that our hearts will grow toward. So, when we give to God, especially when we give to the Lord first (our tithe), then our hearts grow toward God and His purposes for our lives. The tithe is the first 10% of our income. Putting God first in our finances not only helps our heart grow in the right direction, but has benefits that God has promised. “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10
Above all, giving flows from a heart of gratitude for all that God has so graciously given to us. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Thank you for giving wisely and cheerfully to the work that God is doing through Aletheia!