Today I received my paycheck from our financial administrator. I immediately did the math and took 10% from the check and gave it back to my church. Tanya and I practice the biblical instruction of tithing and we give the first fruits of our labor to God. We don't buy groceries, pay the mortgage, etc and then if there is any money left over, we give it to our church. That's left overs and many people don't have any left over to give God when they practice that form of giving. That is not living the blessed life. That is living the faithless life. I don't want to live my life that way.
I just finished a book by Robert Morris entitled "The Blessed Life." It is one of the best books on giving and obedience in financial stewardship I've ever read. I will share some of the insights I've learned later in the week.