One of the fascinating attributes of God is the strategy that he developed for the funding of His entire Kingdom. A strategy not built on demands, but upon the response of each individual heart.
It is no secret. Money is the means by which things move. Even the Kingdom of God needs the flow of money. So as the King, God encouraged his people to look into their hearts and asked them to be a people who would give without hesitation; to be cheerful and excited that their giving of tithes and offerings are a vital part in the funding of his Kingdom.
For every church, having the vision of what to aim for should be the motivating factor for that church. Realistically, the vision needs to be funded. However, I believe that raising the funds is to be secondary to keeping the vision moving. God is in the business of transforming hearts. Therefore, we can trust that he will come through in the time of need not only miraculously, but in the giving hearts of his people.
The feeling when you give from the heart with no desire to gain anything as a result is one of the most rewarding feelings. This is true for all types of giving; not just money, but also the giving of your time, your attention, your respect, etc. I agree wholeheartedly with pastor and author Robert Morris who writes,
“true giving isn’t about money; it’s about an attitude of the heart that permeates everything we do.”
It’s an internal heart check. Give it a try.