“Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.” (Proverbs 3:9-10, The Message)
Do we honor God with everything we own: Our time, our talents, our treasure; the power at our disposal by virtue of our position in life and its prerogatives?
If not, we are operating at a level far below both our potential for blessing the lives of others; and we have restricted the “return” from God to our own lives.
You are what your are; and you have what you have. Begin to give God the first fresh hour of your day, rather than the left-over minutes at its end. Give God a tithe of thanksgiving from the top dollars at the beginning, rather than the pennies that remain after everyone else has taken their due.
These small, but significant, steps lead to a life of usefulness, abundance, and joyful surprise. – Luther