God’s Great Investment
God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. He will surely do even more for you! – Matthew 6:30 (CEV)
People devote hours to looking for the biggest profits around. They rush to and fro searching for the next “Big Thing”, the latest high-tech innovation, the sure-fire, can’t-miss, triple-your-money-in-two weeks stock offering.
Stop to think about an even better investment: You.
The first book in the Bible, Genesis, tells the story of how I invested my best into human beings. You and everyone around you bears my image. This is a reality that should take your breath away. You are the one I want to spend time with. All my hopes and dreams for this world boil down to a single individual. You. I want to talk to you. I want you to share your hopes, dreams, fears, and your goals in life with me, one-on-one.
My care for my creation didn’t stop in Genesis, either. Centuries later I sent my son, Jesus to the world to secure my relationship with mankind and after him my Holy Spirit.
Wow! I not only created you, I am still right there. Ready to invest more of my power, wisdom, grace and love to anyone who reaches out to me.
If the greatest Being in the universe thinks this highly of you, maybe it’s time you started thinking more highly of yourself. Try investing time in developing a relationship with the One who loves you so much. While you’re at it, spend a little more time with family and friends. They will enrich your life far more than a 100 percent return on your monetary investments.
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth:
1 — Read Acts 17:22-29.
2 — List three qualities (from the passage above) that Paul said God possesses. Explain how this affects your view of God. Now list three talents or gifts that you possess. How did they get there? Did you ever take time to thank God for giving you them? Why not do that right how?
3 — Read Why In the World Do I Need A Savior?