The radio, newspapers, and television are full of gimmics & concerns for each of us to invest in the future. Some have good advice to help you conserve electricity and to be a good steward of what God has given you. Others are full of schemes to make you feel like you are nothing unless you send your money to them.
In the Bible, God instructs us to invest in the future.
I Peter 1:4 "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,"
Our missions conference ended at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the thought "You can take it with you!" There is only one thing that we can take to heaven with us when we die and that is the "Investments" that we have made.
Matthew 6:19-21 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
If you have any financial investments, then you know that you have time and money involved in them. You take time to read about that investment, to pray that the Lord would bless you with wise decisions on your finances, and sometimes you even meet with an investment advisor. Compare that with how much time you are spending on spiritual "investments". Do you pray over them, search Scripture about them, listen to Biblical preaching & teaching about those investments? Remember, people are the only investments you can take with you! INVEST TODAY!!!!
My investments from this week -
Welcome friends, old and new, known and unknown! It has been my desire to share with you how the Lord is working in my life as I serve the Lord on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. There is an old black and white movie called The African Queen. It is about a boat that travels down river. This blog is not about a boat. It is however, about my travels on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. By the way, did you know that my name means queen. For many years I have been burdened for souls in Africa. That is why some of my friends call me African Queen.