Throughout our marriage, my wife and I have enjoyed incredible creativity in how that looks from time to time based on the season of our ministry.
I am still amazed at those who do not understand this part of their walk with Jesus and at what lengths they will run from opening the door of their lives to the blessings of God – trusting Him for His promises.
Today I was challenged on a new thought of tithing and since I have not structured my tithing in this manner, I want to think it through.
So give justice to someone who might not deserve it and give the love of God to another who might not deserve it. Give mercy to another, and a helping hand to someone else. Give someone a second chance, and to another the gift of your time. Forgive another who has offended you, mentor and coach someone who really doesn’t fit it. Share the gospel, give away love, be kind and gracious, be joyful in serving, patient in being heard and understood, always gentle – tithe all these things too.
I am sure I can remember various gifts like these that I have given from time to time, but they have not been intentional and they have not been measured as my tithing of my wealth has been.
Looking forward to giving these gifts away and learning what tithing might look like in this regard. Seems to me that it is immeasurable and therefore the real task is to give them away all the time, every time. We will see.
- Tithing From the Heart (patriciafayreece.com)