Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Struggle

Ughhhhhhhhhh!
I'm so sick of struggling..of watching every dime that comes in and out of my wallet. I'm tired of making one false step...and ca-blooey.

If I were the type of woman that thought tears really helped a situation, I'd be in a puddle right now. Tears don't help...and so I'm on my way to the gym.

Just in case a few do come, I'm not the type of woman that cries in public either.

I feel like I've been cursed with a curse because I haven't paid my tithes in a month. Maybe I deserve this...

Ugh!

Enough! I have 30 minutes of cardio ahead. I have the heaviest feeling on my chest. :/
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1 comment:

Gary said...

Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…”

Tithing actually ended at Calvary per Hebrews 7:5,12,18.

The New Testament teaches generous, sacrificial giving, from the heart, according to our means. For some, $1 might be a sacrifice, while for others, even giving 50% of their income might not induce a sacrifice. In the Old Testament, ONLY the farmers tithed, and it was equal percentage (a tenth). The New Testament teaches the principle of equal sacrifice instead of equal percentage. Equal sacrifice is much harder to achieve, if not impossible, than giving ten percent.

OLD TESTAMENT - THE FIRST OF THE FRUITS SHOULD GO TO GOD
Proverbs 3:9 (KJV) “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”

NEW TESTAMENT - THE WORKER SHOULD BE FIRST TO RECEIVE A SHARE OF THE FRUIT
2 Timothy 2:6 (KJV) “The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.”

When was the last time you heard a pastor say that you should spend the FIRST part of your income on yourself and your family?

1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV) “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

The New Testament makes it clear that we are to use the FIRST of our income to take care of ourselves and our family. We are talking about needs, here, not just anything we want. Then we should give generously from what is left.