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Week 8: Giving
Today’s Easy Task: Allocate at least 10% of income for giving.
How to complete this task:
- Complete today’s task reading
- Pray today’s prayer
- Read today’s scriptures
- Give at least 10% of income to a ministry you are actively apart of to support it
Today’s Task Reading:
Giving is a realistic way to say you are not attached to your money. It’s a way to break your attachment and show God that you choose Him over money. There are many ways to give. You can give to charities (Deuteronomy 15:11). You can give tithes (Deuteronomy 12:19) and if you read Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42 you would see that Jesus endorsed giving tithes.
The great thing about giving is that it enhances the lives of other. There will always be a time to sow and time to receive. So try to budget 1/3rd of your income specifically for giving. Yes, you will be tested in your giving, but just obey God and give him your first fruit. God will make sure you will not lack and it will come back to you in good measure (Luke 6:38).
Today’s Prayer: God, I love You. I adore You. You reign forever and ever. You are awesome. You are the giver of life and prosperity. We want to be givers too. Help us to break our attachment with money and show You father that we choose You over money. Help us to give to charities, give tithes, and give to build up Your Kingdom. Help us to enhance the lives of others. Help us to sow and try to budget 1/3rd of our income specifically for giving. Help us to past ever test concerning giving. Help us to obey God and give him our first fruit. For God You promised if we did give with a cheerful hear, we would not lack and it will come back to us in good measure. Forgive us for our sins and help us to forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom, power and glory forever. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
Today’s Scriptures: Deuteronomy 15:11, Deuteronomy 12:19, Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42, Luke 6:38
Deuteronomy 15:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall [a]open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’
Deuteronomy 15:11 freely open
Deuteronomy 12:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 [a]Take heed to yourself that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.
Deuteronomy 12:19 Be careful
Matthew 23:23 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Luke 11:42 New King James Version (NKJV)
42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Luke 6:38 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”John 15:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
We will write down the reason we are missing a meal and journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional). Please write down the reason you are missing a meal and journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional) here. The reason I am missing a meal is…serain, because the famine was severe in all lands.
Genesis 41:22 Heads of grain
Genesis 41:26 Heads of grain
Genesis 41:34 overseers
Genesis 41:35 Lit. hand
Genesis 41:36 Lit. supply
Genesis 41:36 be cut off
Genesis 41:40 In charge of
Genesis 41:45 Probably Egyptian for God Speaks and He Lives
Genesis 41:47 Lit. by handfuls
Genesis 41:51 Lit. Making Forgetful
Genesis 41:52 Lit. Fruitfulness
Genesis 41:56 Lit. all that was in them
2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Proverbs 27:12 New King James Version (NKJV)Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
The simple pass on and are punished.
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We will allocate at least 10% of income for giving to a ministry we are actively apart of. Please write down the ministry that you will allocate at least 10% of your income to giving here. The ministry that I will allocate at least 10% of my income to giving is…
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