ARE YOU A 10%er OR 100%er?–OR A 110%er?

Under the New Testament system God no longer requires just a 10% tithe as He did in the Old Testament. Do you know what He requires now?–100%! He expects you to give your whole life and everything you own for the Lord, in full-time service, as much as you can! The tithe is God’s second best! It’s an easy way out for those who are not willing to give all!

But there are others who are in full-time service for the Lord, devoting their full time and energies and everything to preaching the Gospel, and still tithing whatever income God gives them! They are 110%ers! They are actually already giving 100%, plus tithing 10% of their income! They’re giving their whole lives and their time and their strength and serving the Lord completely full-time–plus tithing 10%!

Those people could say, “We are giving our full time for the Lord and God’s service! It’s all going into the Lord’s work. We’ve already forsaken all!–What have we left to give?”–Well, Jesus’ disciples had also forsaken all, yet still He said unto them: “Freely ye have received, also freely give!” (Mat.10:8).

Those are the 110%ers!–Giving 100% of their lives, plus tithing 10% of their income!–Are you one?

David 289

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START THE DAY OFF RIGHT: HEAR FROM THE LORD!

You ought to try a little prayer time every day, early in the morning before beginning your day’s work, asking the Lord to help you, lead you and guide you. When you first wake up, before you do anything, talk to God! Get your orders from Him for the day and you’ll be amazed at how He’ll solve a lot of your problems before the day even starts, simply by listening to what He has to say!

But if you go plunging into all your problems and troubles and your day’s work without stopping to talk to the Lord and get your directions from Him, you’ll be like a musician who decided to have his concert first, and tune his instrument afterwards! Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all in harmony with Him!

Don’t ever think, “It’s too hard to pray,” or “I haven’t got time to pray!” The busier your day, the more reason you have to pray and the longer you ought to pray!–If you’ll just spend a little more time praying, you will find that you’ll spend a lot less time working to get things done later, because if your day is hemmed with prayer, it is less likely to unravel! It’s just that simple!

David 287