Why do pastors ask people to commit to giving regularly to the church? Well, simply put, because our Creator God, who loves us, tells us that giving our stuff to the church and organizations that advance God's healing love in the world - is also good for us!
Basically, If all we do is earn and store up stuff in this life, our hearts will remain focused on us. But if we make a point to give back to God a portion of what God has given us, then our hearts will focus more on others, our stuff will have less of a hold on our identity and we'll be blessed.
Jesus says, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be." Giving a portion of our resources to the church is a big way to say thank you to God and to weave us into God's plan to heal and reconcile all of creation, including you.
That's why we give