Investing Wisely

June 15, 2021
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Listen while you read: "O Lord Of Heav'n And Earth And Sea"1 (Lyrics)

At some point in our lives, many of us will invest money for our retirement. Those of us who are retired may be drawing an additional source of income from the investments that we made when we were younger. Some, however, may have seen their retirement money wiped out in recent economic downturns. Are you putting your faith in money — or in the kingdom of God, as Scripture tells us?

It is important to plan ahead for our retirement and our future. For advice on how to invest our money wisely, a financial advisor can help. We also need to plan ahead for our spiritual future — in God's kingdom. For advice on how to invest wisely in the kingdom of God, the Bible can help.

  • Invest in a relationship with Jesus Christ — "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 NKJV)

  • Invest in prayer — "Pray without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV)

  • Invest in spiritual growth — "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23a NKJV)

  • Invest in serving others — "For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" (Galatians 5:13-14 NLT)

  • Invest in sharing your faith — "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." (Mark 16:15b NLT)

  • Invest in studying God's Word — "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." (Psalm 119:105 NLT)

  • Invest in using your gifts to build up the body of Christ — "A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other." (1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT)

Matthew 6:19-21 – Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. (NLT)

What are you investing your life in? Our financial investments will not last forever but all that we invest in the kingdom of God will last for eternity.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, all that we have is a gift from You. We thank You for all the ways that we can invest in Your kingdom. Help us to be willing to invest our time and make the sacrifices that are necessary to live a life that is worthy of our calling as believers in Jesus Christ. May we invest our time, our talents, and our treasures wisely as we seek to serve You and others for Your glory. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Dee Renaud <dee.renaud@outlook.com>
Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen, Dee.


    Great reminders, thanks Dee and God bless!


    Thank you for your helpful writing and scriptures.


    Hi Dee!
    Well said.


    Amen Dee. Good one!
    Blessings.


    God bless and Keep the Faith!
    (Texas)


    Thank you, Dee, for sharing this devotional with us. and Blessings.


    Dee,
    May the people who need to see and read this reflection, do so.
    Thanks for writing and sharing it.
    (CA)


    Thank you, Dee, you have a refreshing way of pointing out to us about our financial situation … in our earthly life in order to be safe in Heaven with our Lord and the saints.
    (Québec)


    Wow, Dee – what a useful way you have illustrated your message. My mind can flip back to the various points and call up the scriptures again and again.
    Thanks for sharing your gift.
    You are a blessing.


    Good Morning Dee
    This is very good, and I like the scriptures used!!! It is so important for us to be guided by scriptures and not worldly ideas, for sure.
    God bless and have a great week.


    Dear Dee,
    Thank you for your Devotional today. It really was inspiring . We are called to invest in our heavenly home.
    Thanks for all your devotionals.
    (On.)


    Hello Dee,
    Thank you for another of your inspiring writings. Truly there are so many ways we can invest ourselves in doing the Lord’s work and the satisfaction from doing so is beneficial in countless ways. Blessings for your writings and enjoy a wonderful day.


    Good morning Dee,
    Definitely very good advice for us to absorb and practice. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how we improve our spiritual life and the world around us. It is always important to be thankful for all that God provides and to pay it forward so that others can also know the Lord. May you have a blessed day full of good investing.


    Thank you, Dee, for using the gifts our Lord has given you in writing this Devotional.
    In our group BS last week, we were asked to explain to a non-Christian who God is and how to follow Him. I wish I had of had your devotional then… a perfect outline!
    I’m going to share this with my daughter who doesn’t understand my relationship with Christ at all. Again, this is perfect!
    God Bless you, Dee.


    How encouraged I was by this DD today.
    All of us, no matter what time of life, what circumstances, need to be reminded of the unique part we play in building God’s Kingdom here on earth.
    I’m weary from the Pandemic, feeling ineffective, but you have helped me get ready for another day.
    Many blessings to you, Dee.
    (BC)


    Hello Dee, thank you for your devotional. You may or may not have heard of a life balance wheel. Here are snippets from Wiki describing what it is: The life balance wheel, the coaching wheel or the life wheel, is a visual tool used to assess and understand how balanced your life currently is. Using this tool, you map out the areas of your life on a circle that resembles the spokes of a wheel. Visually one can quickly get a feel for the areas of life not in balance and giving a bumpy ride. Your scripture selections are excellent wheel spokes. I am saving your devotional as it has great potential for new and old Christians like. Thanks again for sharing.
    (NS)


    Good morning Dee.
    A good devotional this morning. I have somewhat of a problem with the passage from Matthew 6 which you cited. I did my best to lay up some treasures on earth to keep us in our old age and when I read that passage, I always have a bit of a guilty feeling. As a matter of fact, we watched a YouTube message last Sunday and the Minister preached about that, he did mention though that we should also take care of ourselves.
    But we also invested, and still do, in Faith in Christ, Prayer and helping others who are worse off than we are. Nevertheless, it is a difficult subject. Thank you for writing Dee.
    Blessings.

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