GIVING



GIVING



“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion. (II Corinthians 9:11)


God’s desire is to bless His children so that they can be generous to others. We want to thank you for giving to Real Living Ministries. May the Father increase your favor and finances in accordance with your generosity.



Ways to Give


Online:  To give to Real Living Ministries online, simply click the donate button below. Input the amount you'd like to give - you can designate your giving (tithe, offering, building, other, etc.) by clicking the "blue +".


Finish by selecting the way you’d like to give – by credit card or by logging in to your PayPal account.  





Mail:  If you would prefer to give by mail, simply make checks payable to Real Living Ministries (or RLM) and deliver to 843 Woodfield Court Boardman, Ohio 44512.


Be sure to include a return address if you would like a receipt for tax purposes.



A deeper look at what scripture says on giving:



“Remember, whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly and

he who sows abundantly will reap abundantly.” (II Corinthians 9:6)



If you want God to bless you, you must bless others. If you are stingy with your time, talent or treasure, you hinder God’s blessing into your life by the same measure.


“Each man should give what he has decided to give in his own heart,

not reluctantly or under compulsion.” (II Corinthians 9:7)



It is not the heart of God to guilt or manipulate anyone into giving to His work.


"God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7)



A cheerful giver has learned to trust God as provider, removing the limitations of his own provision, allowing God to expand his resources. As long as we think we can only do as our money allows, our trust is in ourselves and not God. Then when we do give, it will be reluctantly because it feels like money lost, not blessing gained.  Let God show you what to give.


“He supplies seed to the sower.” (II Corinthians 9:10)



Learn to give as God directs, not as your paycheck seems to allow. 


"He will supply and multiply the seed you have sown.” (II Corinthians 9:10)



If you spend everything you have, you leave nothing for God to increase. Learn to save!


“God enlarges our harvest of righteousness.” (II Corinthians 9:10)



It takes more than just giving to receive God’s blessing. We must surrender our lives to God and live righteously. Then He increases what our righteousness produces.


For example, if we cheat Uncle Sam and lie to our employer, we will not have a harvest of righteousness for God to increase, but one of unrighteousness that can bring curses upon us.