“Some say tithe. Some say give. Some don’t say. Some give.”~priest

I pulled this picture off the profile of a facebook friend.  I expect he knows this gentleman.  I’ve asked him to write about a time he has seen God authenticate His presence.  Maybe it will include the man’s story….

I’ve been thinking about money.  Is that bad?  It comes to mind when you don’t have any and there are needs to be met.

I’m looking at this man and wondering what he thinks about money.  I’m wondering how much money would it take to bring a smile to his face? You know.  How much money is a lot of money to this man?  I’d like to ask him….

What if you could give this man what he considered a lot of money?  What if this man then gave to others he knew and as God showed him needs?  Wouldn’t that make an interesting story?

What if as a result of others needs being met, they found hope in the eternal life that Jesus promised before time began?

Paul said it this way…

“…according to the faith of God’s chosen ones, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who can’t lie, promised before time began; but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior”~Titus

Pray about this opportunity or another God puts on your heart.   Be wise and blessed to give according to a measure, pressed down and overflowing.  Consider how you might be able to help Jennifer as she moves to Guatemala or possibly Teresa with her orphanage in Honduras or possibly this man….

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

4 thoughts on ““Some say tithe. Some say give. Some don’t say. Some give.”~priest”

  1. I heard Tony Campolo quote an old proverb (I think he said it was) along the lines of: A hungry stomach has no ears. The point being no one is going to listen about Jesus if they are starving to death. Blessings,

    Eden

    Thorns and Myrtles
    http://edenellis.wordpress.com

  2. Hi Archie;

    We assume the man in the picture is not a happy camper. He looks occupied, the weather seems to be nice. I don’t see a traffic jam or road rage.

    He may not have money, maybe he doesn’t “need” money.

    We are caught in a world ruled by mammon. You can’t deny it.

    Without the almighty dollar, there would be nothing what we enjoy today. But is it really enjoyable?

    I look at this guy and part of me envies him.

    Sometimes you have to wonder, who is the smart one? 🙂

  3. Eden, I read your blog post “Temporary”. Great thought and writing style. Keep up the good work… God bless.

    Ichabod, You are really rather accurate in one way. The gentleman I was chatting with in Uganda, was quick to say wealth was not money. Wealth was having those things one needs… (not accurate quote, but the best i could remember).

    Have you ever noticed how many “through hikers” on the highway are smiling. ALOT!

  4. Hi Archie;

    The Final Solution in the Lord’s Prayer is a post which you may find interesting.

    I figured there has to be a way out of this debt problem nations face around the world.

    It’s in the Lord’s Prayer.

    I don’t know if you agree with my take on it, but you may.

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