Tithe - The Cheerful Giver
I cannot say I have always been a cheerful giver. Even after I was saved, I did not tithe on a regular basis. When I did tithe, it wasn’t anywhere near the amount I should have given, and I didn’t do it with a joyous spirit.
Once I was in the process of trying to purchase my first home, I sat down and took an honest look at my finances. Truth is I had not made the wisest financial choices. I started to think back on all the times I hadn’t tithed, how I had this great need to keep my money, yet in reality I had squandered most of it. God brought me into a deep conviction. I felt like a thief. I cried out to Him and asked His forgiveness for not tithing and asked Him to help my make better financial choices.
Over the last year, He allowed me to purchase a beautiful little house, and pay off some of the debt I had accumulated over the past few years. Most importantly, He has taught me to tithe. I can honestly say I have a totally different perspective on tithing now. I enjoy giving now. I am grateful to Christ for that.
Luke 6:38 (KJV) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.