"Sir, as a student, am I supposed to pay tithe from my school fees?" This was one of the questions asked by a student while teaching at a Bible School yesterday, because, according to her, someone did and some fellowship pastors or leaders encouraged them to do same.
Well, my answer was emphatic NO!
Tithe is only 10% of your INCREASES. Do not allow anyone cajole you that you must pay tithe from everything including school fees, house rent, transport fare, household allowances (for housewives). Every money has a name and title, so disburse them accordingly.
If you get expelled from school; evicted by your landlord, lose your marriage or suffer any hardship because you did not know what you should do, even God will say He did not send you! His commandments are not grievous.
For instance, as a business man or woman, if you made a gross income of 15m from an investment of 10m, your tithe is 10% of 5m not 15m.
Don't burden yourself, God is not a taskmaster! He will never demand of you what He has not blessed you with.
Of course, I will not discourage you from doing what you think you have faith and spiritual capacity to do. But wisdom is the principal thing and it is profitable to direct. Don't be a man or woman of zeal that lacks knowledge. What wisdom will do, prayer won't do it except you are praying for wisdom and even faith becomes helpless when wisdom is ignored. One can claim to be spiritual and yet be spiritually foolish. Be wise!
Children are dreamers and they are big dreamers; in fact they live in the dreamer's world! They can imagine anything as possible and go a step further to demand for whatever comes to their mind. A child could ask the parents who probably have not been to an airport before for an aircraft. And if you promise to buy him one, he has no reason to doubt you.
But we learnt that as a child grows, he begins to lose his will and surrender his power due to several societal factors.
In case you have lost your dreamer's ability, you can still trace your steps back to the good old days where you want to be everything you could be in this as if there were no limitations or challenges.
If you have been wrongly programmed, you can reprogram yourself.
Your mind is your might and your spirituality is your actuality!
@iamjoelbrown - Many people come to me for coaching in search of the right tips, tricks and hacks for success. The truth is that this only makes up for a mere 20% of my success. The rest is mental and spiritual. If you are living in your past or filing your mind with useless information then your future will parallel this. If you are spiritually empty then no matter how much you obtain in the physical you will never feel fulfilled within. Stop searching for lazy bypasses to reach the top. Exercise your mind to be resilient and stay grounded in the spiritual to keep your mind finely tuned for the challenges you pursue.
God is a God of purpose. He has definite purpose and specific plan for everything and everyone He created, you inclusive. Don't live your life aimlessly. Find your purpose, pursue your vision and live your dream.
Une lecture que j'ai adoré cette semaine, et je crois même avoir préféré le second tome au premier, j'adore l'univers décalé et la "piste" du livre!
Résumé du premier tome: .
Il était une fois, et une fois il sera...
Ainsi commence l'histoire de Sefia, qui a perdu sa mère, son père, puis sa tante Nin à cause d'un étrange objet rectangulaire.
Ceci est un livre.
Dans un monde ou personne ne sait lire, Sefia va devoir poursuivre une triple quête de sens, de vérité et de vengeance. Épaulée par un mystérieux allié qui possède ses propres sombres secrets, elle va sillonner jungles et mers, au gré de ces histoires qui font l'Histoire avec un grand H..."
La saga vous tente?
I am the great! I don't give up and shall rise again whenever I fall. I was born to change the world. I am successful. I am successful. I believe. I am successful. I am the Great. I don't need any approval !!!! >>The closing got me emotional as the crowd stood up and read what I prepared. Hearing all voices reading that really inspired me. #thespeaker#visionary#inspire#Believe#DreamBig