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Illustration: Objects on Stage and in the Power Point slide: Clock = Time, Money = Finances, Family and a Car = Resources – I believe in a principle I will call 10 - 3rd power. The Clock represents our time and parallels to the one who actually gave us all the gift of time – His name God the Father. The second object is money, which represents Jesus Christ the one who gave the biggest sacrifice for you and me. He gave his precious costly life and what price tag can you put on a person’s life? The third items are a family, a car, a house and they represent resources that we possess and this parallels what the Holy Spirit gives to us each and every day which is God’s resources. So the thought here is we must be willing to offer our lives to God literally.

For those who recall your math 10 to the 3rd power is not 10+10+10=30. It is 10x10x10=1000. I believe we need to give 10%of our time to God, 10% of our finances to Christ, and 10% of our resources to the Holy Spirit. Why because when we give 10% then God takes it and multiplies its value and this value is credited to us for eternity.