On our theme of ‘making disciples’.
Money and investment is always a hot button item in churches today; Christians along with our neighbours are rightly concerned with budget, providing for our families and retirement planning. We are encouraged throughout scripture to be good stewards of our God-given resources, and generous on our giving; however at the same time scripture is also quite clear that financial security and earthly investments are not the ultimate aim for the Christian.
As disciples of Jesus, we should follow him in all things including what we treasure and what we invest in; so what does Christ treasure?
Biblical discipleship at its heart concerned with the investment of time; time in the word of God individually, and time in the lives of others. Beyond first decisions investing in discipling others means meeting regularly with other (sometimes new) Christians and opening God’s word for dialogue, correction, encouragement, or prayer, and together seeking to apply the word of God to our lives.
By investing time in the word of God and investing time in discipling others you are investing in the kingdom of God. Even if you only have 10min a day to be able to read or listen to the world of God - do it. And if you can only find 30min a week to invest in someone’s life - do it!
The dividends are eternal: treasure in heaven!
To His glory alone
Jen is an energetic and passionate disciple of Christ who loves to share Jesus with anyone who will listen!