Why Should We Give?
We have been given commandments to help us prepare in every way to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father. He has given us a way to thank Him for our blessings. Willingly paying tithes and offerings is one way we thank Him. As we pay our offerings, we show that we love Him and will obey His counsel. It is important to give willingly with a positive attitude. When we pay our tithes and offerings with a negative attitude or without enjoyment, we are robbed from a part of the blessing He has for us. We must learn to give cheerfully and willingly because of God's spoken words of being blessed, when we give. The Apostle Paul taught that how when we give, is just as important as to what we give. He said, “let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
At Tower of Power, generosity is one of the reason why we are blessed. We are a church filled with generous givers, showing consistency in the giving of our time, talent, and treasure to do the work of God. Giving, shows that we are grateful for God who so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son (John 3:16). Therefore, we must give to express our love and care of His kingdom. According to Nehemiah 10:35 “we also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the Lord each year, the first-fruits of our crops and of every tree.” As an act of thanksgiving and gratitude for God’s blessings unto us, we should give. We should give, so we can be a blessing to someone else.