This Investment Has The Greatest Return

The world always has its eye on the major stock markets. The New York Stock Exchange,  Tokyo Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, London Stock Exchange. And with what’s going on in the world, financial advisors and other experts have all kinds of advice to share to weather the volatility: “buy on the dip,” “hedge with precious metals,” “avoid these five stocks,” readjust your portfolio allocation.” But the best advice I heard at Redeeming Money was to invest in the Kingdom.

Yes, the Bible says plenty about investing. Spread among seven or eight (Ecclesiastes 11:2); steady plodding brings prosperity (Proverbs 21:5); seek counsel (Proverbs 15:22). The Lord wants us to be productive and make a return using all of the resources He has given us. And investing is one way to do so. But more importantly, He wants us to use what we’ve been given to fund the Great Commission.

Pray! Pray for yourself. Pray for others. Fear not! God doesn’t take you to it, not to bring you through it. Forgive! It’s a process, to say the least. But because He forgave us, we must choose to forgive others (Mark 11:25). And sometimes, the hardest person to forgive is the person looking back in the mirror. But God forgives us when our heart is in the right place. So, He grants us the ability to forgive ourselves.

Prayer, trusting God no matter the circumstance, forgiving… Through it all, we must follow. 

Because Jesus had His eye on the Kingdom, He made an investment in people… So, He prayed (Luke 9:18-20), trusted God wholeheartedly (Matthew 4:3-5), and forgave with love (Luke 23:24). These are the stories we read about in God’s Word. And I am now challenged every day on this financial discipleship journey to use all the resources I have been given, including money, to pray, trust, forgive and show others how to do the same. Because I know the return is the treasures waiting in Heaven (2 Timothy 4:8). 

I want to challenge you to pray about how you can do the same.

With gratitude,

Melody Kerr

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