“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 his or her due.
These small, but significant, steps lead to a life of usefulness, abundance, and joyful surprise. – Luther