Are you giving your 10 % ?

By
Real Estate Agent with Cottage and Loft Realty

Are you giving your 10% ? No, I'm not talking about tithing your money.

I'm talking about tithing your time.

We know we are supposed to give the first 10% of our income, but how about the first 10% of our day?

We should be giving the first of everything, not just money, to God.

My question to you is this, "How do you spend the first of your day with , God?"

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update.......

I want to take this time to say, that we are truly supposed to give above and beyond. It's not about the 10% , it's about the first of everything. So, just as you would give the first of your fruits, in that also, give the first of your day. And by no means, stop at the first, but rather give your all!

You truly will reap what you sow, so.......  sow your best !   

 

 

Comments (15)

Keith Stonehouse
Franklin Title Agency, LLC - Rochester, MI
Franklin Title Agency
I spend it praying that I am going to meet my personal quota lol ... ok kidding... but really, I thank him for all that I personally have become through him and all that he has blessed me and my employees with everyday - especially in today's Michigan economy! 
Jul 17, 2007 03:40 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I give more than 10% of my time to Him......... He deserves ALL.......

=-D

Jul 17, 2007 04:18 PM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA

Ray, should always give above and beyond.

I agree totally with you! Thank you so much!

Jul 17, 2007 05:57 PM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA

Ray , just wanted you to know I revised a little.

Thanks , again!

God bless!

Jul 17, 2007 06:08 PM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA

Thanks, Ray. I knew you did,(LOL) but for anyone who might not have, I wanted to make it a little bit clearer.

 

 

Jul 18, 2007 04:14 PM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN
Edith!  That was absoulutely beautiful!  You have NO idea how much that struck me, and how I am going to put that in my daily life.  My faith which is something I always Thought I had, you know be nice to people, be a good person..Blah Blah Blah...  It wasn't until I read this book just recently called "On the Edge" That really put me on notice, and caused me to reflect on what my faith really was.  It is an amazing book, and completely changed my life!!
Jul 24, 2007 10:48 AM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA

Thanks, Cory and Tracy! I am so glad God used this post to be a blessing!

I can't wait to read that book.......as soona s I am done with Just walk across the room by Bill Hybels. It's a book about witnessing.

Jul 24, 2007 12:18 PM
Cory & Tracy Frantzick
RE/MAX Associates Plus - North Branch, MN
I will have to read that one!  I will start looking!
Jul 25, 2007 06:39 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents
I believe in the principle of tithing and even though I do not necessarily sit down to pray for 2.4 hours of the day, I believe He knows I do tithe 10% of my time to Him, hopefully more!!!
Jul 25, 2007 10:18 AM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA
Loreena, God knows your heart!
Jul 25, 2007 10:35 AM
Armando Rodriguez
QUEST REALTY SERVICES - Orlando, FL
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

I'd say we all agree that 10% of whatever we have...

time or money, should be the minimum we give to the Lord.

I like what Paul said about giving;

7 Each man should give as he has decided in his heart. He should not give, wishing he could keep it. Or he should not give if he feels he has to give. God loves a man who gives because he wants to give. 8 God can give you all you need. He will give you more than enough. You will have everything you need for yourselves. And you will have enough left over to give when there is a need. 9 The Holy Writings say, "He has given much to the poor. His acts of love last forever." (Psalm 112:9) 10 It is God Who gives seed to the man to plant. He also gives the bread to eat. Then we know He will give you more seed to plant and make it grow so you will have more to give away. 11 God will give you enough so you can always give to others. Then many will give thanks to God for sending gifts through us. 12 This gift you give not only helps Christians who are in need, but it also helps them give thanks to God. 13 You are proving by this act of love what you are. They will give thanks to God for your gift to them and to others. This proves you obey the Good News of Christ. 14 They will pray for you with great love because God has given you His loving-favor. 15 Thank God for His great Gift.  2 Cor 9

 

 

Jul 25, 2007 11:26 AM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA

Amen, Armando.

 

Jul 25, 2007 11:35 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!
Edith, great post and awesome picture.
Sep 25, 2007 11:13 AM
Edith Wharton
Cottage and Loft Realty - Midlothian, VA
Realtor - Chesterfield VA
Thanks , Gary!
Sep 25, 2007 11:56 AM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ
I fully believe that our life should always be focused 100% on the Lord. When you learn to live for the Lord instead of for the flesh on a daily basis then your faith is strong and you can truly enter into Gods rest.
Sep 25, 2007 12:02 PM