Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Making an Investment

I want to encourage you today with something that God has reminded me of recently. Years ago I wrote an article about making spiritual deposits and investments. Being a Christian could be compared to being an investment broker or banker. The difference is that we are making spiritual deposits in the lives of people instead of monetary investments in a financial institution. Did you know both are dealing with riches and treasure? Deuteronomy 7:6 tells us that people are God’s treasure. It says, "For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure!" There are many scriptures in the Bible that remind us that people are what God treasures above everything else.

I’ve had opportunities to counsel and spend time with people who are in places of great need in their lives. For the most part they have been one time meetings spent encouraging, praying, sharing God’s word and suggesting available resources where appropriate. I wouldn’t be completely honest if I didn’t admit that most of the time I’ve felt pretty inadequate when meeting with them and I freely shared my concern with the Lord. God is so good and was quick to remind me that He doesn’t call the qualified but He qualifies the called. I’m only required to make a deposit, a spiritual investment in the lives of others. God is the one who brings the increase. It is in Him that our deposit grows and compounds!

Be encouraged today. God has called you and is qualifying you to be an investor in one of His greatest treasures, the precious people He has placed in your life. You have much to give.