Sep 24 2014

Verse for the Day: 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. NLT

There have been many great investments throughout history that have made people millionaires and billionaires. Some happen almost overnight while other may take perseverance and time to achieve. Investments like Yahoo, GM, Wal Mart, Amazon, Apple or Honeywell  to name just a few stocks that, if you had invested in them when they first went public and still had that original investment today, well let's say you probably not hurting for a lack of financial security right now. But with any earthly investment we must remember they are only temporary. In all the years that God has allowed me to live here on this earth I can't say I have ever seen a  Uhaul or moving van following a hearse to a cemetery before. So, here is a news flash for some of you: YOU CAN'T take it with you once you die.

Now there is nothing wrong per-say with wealth or money if you use it in a God honoring way. After all God did say He wants to give us life and give it abundantly. John 10:10 ... I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (NKJV) But He also warned us that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (NKJV)

So, for those of you who are investment challenged here is an investment tip that is sure fire to last forever. It will never go down in value, it cost the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. As a matter of fact anyone who has ever invested in it has never lost-since the day it was offered and accepted- it's a 100%+ guaranteed return on your invest. And no it's not called Yahoo- He is called Yahweh.

Yahweh, Jehovah, Abba Father (Daddy), Creator, Lord, Savior, Papa God-regardless where you are in life when you call on and invest your life in God's Stock you will find the rewards and benefits far out last and perform better than any earthly investment you could ever make. As a matter of fact the rewards and benefits are out of this world. 

For me personally the more time, money, effort, attention, love-the more of my life I invest in my walk with The Lord, the more I am blessed and the more I realize that without this investment I have nothing. There truly is only One investment that is priceless and will last for ever and ever. And the best part of this investment is that it's free for the asking. While there will be some cost associated with this investment once you accept it, the rewards you will receive will far outweigh the price you will pay by not investing in it.

So, let me ask you this question, what does your stock portfolio look like? Does it only have worldly investments in it that one day will disappear and be forgotten? Is your investment the kind that moths and rust will not destroy as we see in Matthew 6 : 19-20 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (NKJV)

Take a stock tip from someone who has invested in both kind of investments, worldly and Heavenly. When you get the Heavenly investment right and put it first, God can and will bless the rest of your investments. Whether those blessings are in the form of emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, marital benefits, or anything else, when you put The Lord first in all things they always workout better. Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (NLT)  If you already didn’t know it, the God investment symbol is spelled "JESUS". You might want to remember that because it will be the Best Investment you will ever make if you haven’t already done so.  Hebrews 10:35-36 35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.