I have a doubt about tithing. On the one hand I must be tithing a dime of every dollar that flows through me if I strive for prosperity. On the other hand if I’ve gotten a loan I’m tithing twice. The first time when I’ve received the loan. And the second time when I have made the money to repay the loan. Is it correct? Or I have mistaken in my thoughts…
Tithing for Prosperity
by Randy Gage
The blog is FREE! Thanks for helping unlock the blog from the last post, and getting the job done on Project Forgive. Now let’s look at the second area many people resist when trying to live in accordance with the laws of prosperity…
The Tithing Law of Prosperity
Tithing is a spiritual law dating back thousands of years. It is simply the action of giving back to the source of your spiritual sustenance. Usually this means your church, temple, mosque, or synagogue. The word tithe comes from Latin and means tenth. That’s why traditionally tithes are for ten percent.
Tithing is different from randomly sowing seeds or giving to charity. It is the way you acknowledge the source of your abundance and continue it in circulation.
I started tithing about 20 years ago when I began studying the laws of prosperity and I’ve been tithing ten percent of every dollar I’ve made since. Honestly, I began doing it out of fear. Now I tithe joyfully, lovingly, and gratefully.
You never know how your tithe will come back to you. Money is a pretty common way. But it could also come in the form of reconciliation with someone you’re estranged from, a gift, a new relationship, a healing, or a promotion. There are many ways your good can come back to you.
Here’s what I also believe. The universe will always get its tithe. You can do it voluntarily, or by force. But you always pay.
All those years I never tithed, I was always having my car break down, losing paychecks, having medical bills, and every other conceivable thing that kept me broke.
Remember, prosperity is about circulation. You have to keep your substance circulating, or it gets stagnant. When you tithe by choice, you invoke many of the other laws, including the law of giving and receiving, creating ripples of giving and abundance that eventually find their way back to you.
So what about you? Do you tithe or not – and how has that worked out for you?
this is a great post and more people should catch on...when you squeeze what you have its hard to relax and be creative to get more..this topic is endless!!
I also tithe , and I certainly agreethat prosperity is one of many results of tthing. However, properity is not my motivation to tithe. For me, it is the way God has given for believers in God to show that God is first in their life, by giving Him the first tenth of all their increase.
I do tithe when I remember. What I acknowledge though as incontrovertible truth is that whether you choose to tithe or nor, you always end up paying to the Universe.
Thanks for the post.
Randy this is the first time I see the Tithing Law of Prosperity. Can you please recommend a good book to learn more about the laws of prosperity? I am very excited about this topic and I will appreciate a recommendation!
book, The 7 Spiritual Laws of Prosperity here:
Conventional financial advise says to pay yourself first. I, as you do RG, give back to the source of my abundance. I'm only a caregiver, the flow was here long before me & will continue long after I'm gone. By returning to the source that which comes from the source I've been given more to care for.
Love this post. Tithing is a great example to show us if we are lack or abundance focused. Most people operate on the visible and with limited thinking - if I give 10% away, that means I will have less, when in fact the truth lies in the invisible and whatever we give away comes back multiplied from the invisible and unlimited source. As Joel Osteen says,
"Have a need? Plant a seed. "
Whatever you need give away - be it love, money, or other. Yesterday I wanted to sow a seed and help a friend but she had a hard time receiving - and I begged her to let me give her what I had in mind as by not receiving we sometimes block other peoples abundance - she eventually accepted and it was a win win - she got what she wanted and I got the opportunity to sow some seed.
Lori Mackey has a wonderful tool to help kids understand these principles for a mere $25. For every 10 dollars a child receives he sets aside a 10% tithe, 10% for savings and 10% for investments. Brian Tracey says if you teach a child these principles they will never have money problems for the rest of their life. I bought one of these for my daughter 10 years ago and gives up 30% no matter and believe me she always has lots of money and she is still at school! Info at - http://store.prosperity4kids.com
I would highly recommend it to any parents.
The Hebrew word Avodah refers to service of G-d and devotion to Him. This includes the Offerings in the time of the Beit ha-Mikdash.( In English the Temple) which today are replaced by prayer, and ultimately all the Mitzvot or good deeds that we perform in serving Him. “Service” implies that we do it for the sake of serving, because we have the ability and inherent motivation to do so. This is no concept of karma in Judaism. This is one of the things on which the world stands.
Another is Gemitut Chasadim in English “random acts of kindness”. We are kind and we forgive simple because it is right and just to do so.
Randy.. Do you consider when someone donates to a project like the Forgiveness one you posted (I did donate by the way), that this is also tithing to a degree? For me, tithing is about giving and it isn't necessary that the donation is to a spiritual organization.. Your thoughts?
BTW, Three Dog Night is still around.. in fact they're playing a gig at the Mountain Winery here in the Bay area this summer :)
Randy? that issue is a strong question for me.
You tell us that most churches and religions tell people wrong messages, infect them with mind viruses (memes) and then you go and give to the church 10 % of your efforts, of your energy, of what you have. So I can make a conclusion that YOU ARE FUNDING THE FORCES THAT ARE CAUSING PEOPLE TO STAY BROKE!!!!!
I did it for several times too. Since those donations my prosperity has actually rosen, but is it for that reason? There were many other principles and laws I was folloing on my way. Now if I think about bringing 10 % of my present income to the church and then I imagine the events that happen everyday in the church (prayer, tha way the priest is speaking, the messages people get infected during the messiah). I feel myself like I AM FUNDING TERRORISM!!!!
How does all that combine? What is the proper attitude that a person must have to tithing?
This question has been worrying me for a long time so I am looking forward to listen to your take on this.
@Levon Makinyan What I am recommending only works if you're attending a place of worship that teaches a true message of love, not the kind you are describing! -RG
coming from a religious background, I learned how to tithe when i did my first baby-sitting job at 10 years old. i don't know how tithing works. I don't get it, i don't understand it. All i know is that I stopped working a year ago to go back to school. I worked for years because we couldn't afford to live without my paycheck. Well, my paycheck has been nill and nothing has changed. We still buy the same things we always have, still go on yearly vacation, and yup, still tithe. Something majical happens with money when it's tithe. It seems to expand or stretch longer than it should! If you are a non-beleiver, i can see how this sounds like bs, but this is the reality of my life today.
So what about the people who don't believe ? Most people in my country or lets say ALMOST whole europe are not believers. Can we tithe ? If so, where ? And the 10% comes from ... my paycheck ? What about people who don't have a paycheck ?
@million dollar You tithe to whatever you believe in and it provides your spiritual nourishment. People who own businesses tithe on the profits they take out. Check out my book The 7 Spiritual Laws of Prosperity for a deeper explanation. -RG
@Randy_Gage Can You give any examples of spiritual nourishment, not including religion to us europeans since we tend to be less and less "no religious" ...
As a Bible believer, my universe has two powers at work. The first is God, who is light and in Him is no darkness at all. The second is the god of this world whose mission is to steal, kill, and destroy. In Malachi 3:10-12 God highlights a benefit of the tithe with His promise to "rebuke the devourer for the tithers' sake". We are instructed to honor God with the first fruits of all our increase cheerfully and not grudgingly. This allows Him to run interferrence for us. 90% of our increase with God's blessings goes further than 100% of it without God's blessings. I am my Father's son and I don't like to see Him blamed for things He does not do. I didn't write the book.
I recently started tithing again not because I didn't want to but I was so busy I simply forgot. I have been struggling to make money in business so maybe tithing more regularly will help.
Excellent Randy. Intention needs to be worked in here too. If you give your 10% thinking "I expect to get a good ROI!" like you're a demanding shareholder in God Inc., I suggest that is something different. That's an "investment." As with all investments sometimes they pay off and sometimes they don't. Do your due diligence.
If we tithe because that is a natural part of being in the energy of the Universe and we do it "joyfully, lovingly, and gratefully" confident it will be exactly what another part of the Universe needs then it seems to me we're in the spirit you're talking about. When you participate All That Is knows you're there and that's all you need to know.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard preachers push people to tithe because God would give them back a "hundred-fold." Something missing there, don't you think?