Client Questions – Should I give offerings over tithing while in debt?

Should I give offerings over tithing while in debt? 

I get this question a lot while I teach Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace in Western New York and Southern Ontario. My answer has always been and will always be – What is the Holy Spirit telling you? I could go into taken care of your household and eliminating debt but this is issue is a question for your heart not your head. We want you to be tithing all the way through the baby steps and to not stop. If you have to slow down your debt snowball or saving for your emergency fund, that is ok. God will honor your choice to honor him with your first fruits. Just remember that you have to think with you heart and tune you spirit into the Holy Spirit. Let go of your worry and world ways and just trust in the God that created the heavens and the earth. Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding, in all you ways acknowledge Him and He will make you paths straight. Tithing and Offerings are a heart question not a head question. As Dave Ramsey says "Finance is 80% emotional and 20% head knowledge".

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