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Tithing is part of my offering practice. Having a practice of making many kinds of offerings throughout each day has helped me to absolutely KNOW that I AM in the constant flow of the All Good, and that has made a huge difference in my life.
Tithing is a teaching from the Bible. Tithing is giving a percentage of what you receive back to the place from which you receive spiritual “food.” It can be any place from which you receive spiritual inspiration. It’s a way of supporting the inspiration so that it keeps on coming, and it’s a way of giving thanks, and it’s a way of affirming that we’re prosperous. The word, “tithe,” actually means 10%, and that’s the traditional amount that people think of tithing back to their places of spiritual inspiration. That way, the storehouse of inspiration, Love, and support is always supported and full. That’s true Abundance.
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:10-12
As you might imagine, I get inspired all the time, and there are many who inspire me on a regular basis.
There are those who are a regular source of inspiration that I tithe to, and there are spontaneous tithe opportunities that happen. It’s so valuable to give yourself the gift of tithing.
When people have come to me with intense experiences of lack and limitation, I suggest that they become very devoted to an offering practice. Offering prayers, of course, many times a day. You can always offer a portion of your food – take a piece of food from your plate and take it outside and offer it to the nature spirits and make prayers of gratitude.
You can make offerings of water back to the earth along with prayers.
If you start making tithes and offerings on a daily basis – even if it’s pennies, you’ll start to feel more in the flow. Experiment with it and see what unfolds! I challenge you to discover true Abundance.
I recall one time, I was at an Agape service and I heard the soloist sing a song that felt so healing to me. My I AM Presence directed me to give her a tithe of $100, which at the time was pretty significant for me. I have learned that it’s pretty crazy to pray for guidance and then ignore what you get, so I took out my checkbook and wrote her the check.
I gave my tithe to her after the service was over. When she looked at my check and saw the amount, even though it wasn’t a lot, she burst into tears. She said, “You have no idea how much this means to me today.” For certain, to me, that $100 didn’t mean anywhere NEAR what it meant to her. And, for her it was a sign that the Universe saw her, felt her, knew her, and cared for her. How cool is it to be able to participate in that flow of energy – offering Love and support and being God’s messenger? WOW!
We can make offerings of time, and that will increase the flow of time.
We can make offerings of service, and we’ll feel more loved and supported.
We can make offerings of prayer, and we’ll have stronger faith.
We can make offerings of Abundance, and experience an increase in Abundance.
I’ve said to people who were really struggling financially: every day that you receive something, tithe something, keep the energy flowing and building. However, if you find yourself giving a tithe to feel better about yourself or to get something in return, back away from that and go into prayer and contemplation. Giving to get – in any way, shape, or form, will only be an affirmation that you don’t already have and that you have to manipulate to get something back. I learned that lesson so well and it was painful, long and discouraging. The challenges led me to fully appreciate what true Abundance is.
That’s why I’ve learned to give simply because I have already been given to. And most of the time, I prefer to give “in secret,” although there are times when it’s helpful to do it more publicly and to be an inspiration to others to join in.
This ministry couldn’t do much of what it does without the tithes and offerings of generous people all over the world. Even a $1 donation is meaningful and is put to good use. With your support, we can offer more and the pump is continuously primed! Thank you for sharing in the flow!
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