Know It All
"I know everything the Bible has to say about giving!"
In 1998 I actually said that, and meant it. My friend Greg was hounding Martha and I to join a Crown Financial Ministries group at our local church in Lakeville, MN. I didn't see any reason to get involved because I read my Bible all the time and had consistently tithed for over 20 years...but he wouldn't give up. I finally relented and Martha and I joined a Crown Financial Ministries study at our church. It involved a ton of bible memorization and bible study, hard work and perseverance. We learned so much and our lives were never the same again, and if I haven't said it lately....thanks Greg for insisting that we attend.
We saw money like we were owners not stewards, and we learned that debt was a curse from God to the Israelites. We learned to budget and to stop trying to keep up with the "Jones's" because their finances were a mess too. More than anything we learned the gift of tithing, not the requirement of tithing.
Tithing reminds us who the owner is and it is the only math equation that does not make sense in the universe. 100-10=100.
Over the years we have had the privilege of supporting many missionary endeavors through our tithes and offerings. This has blessed us, given us a connection to the work being done and helping that work to continue. For the first time, we are asking others to help support us through our "Be one of 367" campaign to help iWork4Him not just continue but thrive and grow. Will you consider becoming an iWork4Him Partner for the next 3 years? To learn more: www.iWork4Him.com/donate
Next week I will tell you about getting debt free - really.
Would you consider being 1 of 367? We need 367 iWork4Him Partners to step up and commit to giving $100 monthly to iWork4Him so we can bring iWork4Him to the Nation. www.iWork4Him.com/donate
About the Author, Jim Brangenberg
Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.