Supernaturally Natural: Rethink The Way We, The Church, Worships Corporately – Part VII
from Supernaturally Natural: Chapter 15 manuscript by Anthony Bachman
Stretching our mindset: You can give financially to someone in need above your tithe and offerings that do not have to go through the church treasury or church financial channels.
If a person is in need, give! If the Lord had met your need, worship by giving it back to the Lord and/or giving it away! That is true worship. “But I will lose tax credit if I don’t give it through church channels,” you may protest. What is your motives, tax credit or giving to a need? If your intentions are pure, and you are being obedient to what the Holy Spirit has revealed and told you, you better be obedient and give. Ask Ananias and Sapphira who played games with the Holy Spirit in their giving practices and were struck dead! You are only a steward of the Lord’s money anyhow. You give, and He will give back! When Jesus faced “April 15th in America, tax time, his disciples caught a fish with a coin in its mouth, paying their taxes. That is what I call the supernatural fulfilling the natural in real life situations.
People and the church as a body have financial blessed me several times in my life because of needs that arose. I would only be honored to “give back” to someone in need as an act of worship. It is a shame if I am robbed of that experience. Giving to someone in time of their need at their home is worship, and it does not have to occur at “church”.