1. Be a Steward. We don’t own anything, we just manage it for Him.
When my father or mother asked me to watch the house for the weekend and I threw a party without their permission (I felt like I owned the house); that’s not being a good Steward (but we had some great memories ; ). And when I do the opposite of that and actually be a good Steward and manage what’s theres appropriately, it’s not ironic that I was trusted with bigger things. I believe God looks at us in a similar way. He gives us 100% of what we have and now he wants to see how we manage it for Him. “Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones. 11 If, then, you have not been faithful in handling worldly wealth, how can you be trusted with true wealth?” Luke 16:10-11
2. Tithe (10%) to your local church.
Again, he gives us 100% of what we have. All He wants from us is to give 10% back to Him. Remember if we have the mindset it’s ALL His anyways and we don’t “grip” the 100% of what we have so tight , then our hearts will be more soft and we’ll enjoy giving back just the 10% He wants from us. “Bring the full amount of your tithes (10%) to the Temple, so that there will be plenty of food there. Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.” Malachi 3:10. Wow!!! God tells us to test Him regarding tithing! Then He tells us He will pour out an extremely plentiful amount of good things if we bring the full amount! (10%)
This is the first two steps in building a legacy. See you all back here later in the week.