Our God is generous, and as His children, we are called to imitate Him. When we're generous, we not only demonstrate God's generosity, but our faith grows, and our trust in God as our Provider deepens. Giving starts with the heart. The Bible says that we aren't to give reluctantly or under compulsion, but we're to give cheerfully and willingly. Our first gifts should always be to return to God what He's generously given to us, this is our tithe. Everything we have is God's, so why not show our thankfulness and return our first fruits to Him?