We talk a lot about ways to save, ways to spend wisely, and ways to give. What we don’t discuss enough is ways to invest.
Of course money is the first thing that comes to mind when the word INVESTMENT is mentioned but what about an investment in eternity?
That’s a foreign concept to most. It’s helpful to think in terms of temporal versus eternal when making investment decisions. Many things are temporal such as a car cutting us off on the freeway, a good grade on a report card, a missing (VALUABLE) coupon that will give us a sweet deal, and money.
What is eternal?
The only eternal things are God, His Word and the souls of people.
This verse, Deuteronomy 4:9, spoke to me this morning. 9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
It is so important that we invest in future generations, teaching them all that our eyes have seen and our ears have heard. Whether you’re a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend, it is our duty to pass on the blessings God has bestowed upon us, the ways He has provided for us and the ways He has met our every need.
This verse challenged me today to write down many of the ways the Lord has provided for my husband and me over 14 years of marriage. I could list many. My favorite was during the years that he and I were both in graduate school, in Christian ministry, owned a house and both worked full time. It was our conviction to do it on our own. No loans, no debt.
There were rough months but each and every rough spot was met with blessings from the Lord. One month we were down to the bare bones of our bank account. Guess what? A friend’s parents “just happened” to sell a house that month and wanted to give a tithe to a couple in ministry. It was the exact amount we needed that month to pay for graduate seminary.
God knows our needs and not only does He want to meet them but He wants us to trust HIM and then pass the account of HIS blessings on to the next generation.
About the Author:
Kristy, a wife and a mom of three, blogs at 4our2cents where she teaches others to live well, save well, play well and give well. Her desire is to help others save so they can give exponentially. Visit www.4our2cents.com to check out posts like this one under the title 2cent Sunday as well as deals to save in every aspect of life.
- How do you keep an account of all the things the Lord has done in your life?
- Do your children have “an account” of His faithfulness?
- How are YOU investing in the next generation?