that's why they call it money
The discussion this week has me wondering, do I even know, what is a blessing? Are blessings Divine aid or natural consequences? Following the Word of Wisdom, does that bring health simply because it’s a healthy lifestyle or does it bring supernatural blessings of strength and long life? Wonder-Twin powers, activate! And tithing, if paying tithing weakens the allure of material wealth and causes me to focus a little more on spirituality and immaterial riches, is that a blessing or just a natural consequence of throwing my money away? (yes, I know the money goes to build up The Kingdom, save puppies, all that sort of thing but from my perspective, I’m just kind of tossing that cash out the window.)
So I suppose I don’t look to tithing to receive financial blessings. Oh, I want financial blessings, but I look to tithing to break me of caring about financial blessings, to remind me where my heart lies, or where I want it to lie. But maybe I should care about financial blessings. I once heard a televangelist say, “To have Faith is to remain focused on your financial goals! It is impossible to have Faith and not have money!” I believe! I believe!