God owns it all (including you too ) and we are stewards of His resources… So with that being said, as stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us, every financial decision we make is actually a spiritual decision. For many, that’s a revolutionary concept. How you manage your finances is a pretty good barometer for the condition of your spiritual life. Since Christ is our Lord and Savior that means we are to consult and include him all our decisions, even financial ones.
If we only give what we have left over after paying our bills, entertaining our families, and put aside for retirement, we have given nothing.
That kind of giving is an abomination to God because that kind of giving exposes our lack of faith and sheds light on our true priorities.
How believers handle their money is inextricably related to the depth of their worship. Whether we place money in the offering plate or not, daily worship should remind us of our continual stewardship of the possessions that Lord has entrusted to us.
God doesn’t look at just what we give. He also looks at what we keep.If we do not give properly we cannot worship properly because worship in its essence is giving thanks and praise to where its due.
In Deuteronomy 16:16 the Lord says “Do not appear before Me empty-handed”,remember it doesnt matter how much we give just as long as we give from our hearts.
When giving money to God or towards the advancement of His will, we shouldn’t only give after we have paid our bills. And also when giving we shouldn’t keep a log of how much money we have given because thats God’s job.
“You do not need to keep up with the amount of cash. Give to Me (God) simply out of a heart of love, and see how much you enjoy the service.”