You cannot give what you don’t have.

Being able to give, is one of life’s most beautiful, rewarding and fulfilling experiences. When you see someone in need and are able to help, it stays with you.

When you adjust your thinking from, just making money for the sake of making money-to-making money so you will be able to give, it changes everything. It gives what you do for a living, a reason and a purpose.  Proverbs 22:9 says, “the generous will themselves be blessed for they share their food with the poor.”

What a great feeling it is when you are in line at the grocery store, and you see a young mom struggling to get by and you are able to add her grocery bill onto yours. Something shifts inside you and makes you even more thankful for being in position to help. I believe God is watching all the time and he sees the little things you do when no one else does. I believe when you are faithful with a little, God knows you will be faithful with more.

I was having lunch with a friend yesterday and we started talking about the rough patches in life. We’ve all had them. I told him about when I first started selling hotels and how I would be looking at the hotel (I know it sounds strange) and I would tell God that I was tithing (right then) the income I would earn from the sale of that hotel. I wouldn’t even have it under contract, but I went ahead and ‘verbally’ tithed what I would earn from it. The bible says that Abraham called those things that be not as though they were. That was what I was doing. Telling that story yesterday almost made me tear up. We were so broke at the time, but I knew we had to be faithful with the little before he would trust us with the more.

If you are in a financially good place, don’t’ forget how you got there. Deuteronomy 8: 17 & 18 are very applicable verses on this subject.

Giving to others helps them, but it changes you. KT

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