These are the words of Jesus Christ. “He that loveth his life shall lose it: and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” John 12:25. Where does you heart lie? I heard the story of a man discussing with another the issue of thithing. He asked how do you figure your tithe? Before or after taxes? He said before taxes. Why he asked? He said the Lord gets more that way. Now that is the kind of man who is going to get a blessing from the Lord. Jesus said the Pharisees tithed from the mint plants. They would have an herb in their hand and count out each leaf one by one to give their exact tithe to the Lord-just enough and yet not to much. How precise they were! In other words, he was saying you hypocrites, you not only tithe the smallest part of your income, you ignore justice, mercy and faith. He is saying you may be clean on the outside, but what about the inside! So I encourage you to give cheerfully even when it seems like there is nothing to give, God will bless you. Oh God, give us men and women who pray: “God, I’m going for You with all that I am. I’m stepping out of the boat with both feet. If You tell me to hit the ground, I’m going to hit it until You tell me to stop.” Do not put limits on God for there is none. His power is infinite. Tell Him the greatest desires of your heart and you will be truly amazed. Have a wonderful day friends!