How much of your $ do you give to God?
Forgive me for what I am about to write but this is so needed. And if you agree please comment below. I mean well and I mean no harm.
Jesus and His disciples put in their money when they ‘joined’ in with one another, in fact, Judas had the bag. Joh 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
They bought whatever they needed while making their trips to save people’s souls. They (in our terms,) tithed, gave, donated, etc. to the ministry and wanted for nothing.
Today, people do not tithe, give, donate, or bequeath anything to ministries but are so quick to call us ‘beggars,’ ‘crooks,’ and whatever term they can muster out of frustration. Yes, there are some who misuse funds and with the devil’s help, are getting away with it. But there are some very nice, true-hearted people out there who are working hard at their ministries and some don’t even ask for a dime, knowing that they need it.
I have so many requests for financial help that it sometimes saddens me that I cannot do them all. If you all knew what we preachers go through especially online with all of the alleged “orphanages” and “schools” out there in the world, it would shock you. We’ve had every request that you can possibly think of throughout the years. What breaks our hearts are the requests that many small ministries, like mine, receive on an almost daily basis of which we cannot answer the call. Many of us are still being condemned as ‘spinsters’, ‘tricksters,’ ‘liars.’
If you are listening to a minister, following them, going to their bible studies and/or services, liking what they do online, etc., please support them financially as the disciples did with Jesus? Disciple: a personal follower of Jesus during his life, especially one of the twelve Apostles. A follower or student of a teacher, leader, or philosopher. Don’t be like the rich man who didn’t want to give up his ‘stuff’ to follow the Master. He literally turned his back on Jesus over his money.
I personally apologize to all of you that I could not help with my ministry. When we can, we do, if we cannot, we cannot but we will pray that God sends the help that you need. We recently got someone moved before they lost their home and that was awesome to watch God move. We’ve also purchased medicine for people and had it sent to them through their local pharmacy and so forth. We’d love to do more but we can only do what we can at that moment.
God uses people to help people but without support, the help will be small and few. I pray that you have a blessed New Year and that God speaks to your heart to help more ministries besides the famous ones on T.V. There is a saying, “Help local grocers/farmers” well, I say, “Help local ministers” as well.