Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Investments

Our commitment to Christ requires careful investments. We can't afford to lose anything in the process of the mission. These investments have to represent our best efforts and may simply require our best energy. The returns are critical to the Kingdom.

With the right investments, the Kingdom will grow and God will be glorified by the richness of our efforts. We need to pray about these investments and their returns.

OK. I can't write anymore until I clarify that the investments that mean so much to us are our investments in people...not money. So maybe you knew what I was on about from the beginning. Good for you. You know my heart. Make an investment today in another person. There's always a market for Spiritual investments.

1 Timothy 6:19 (TLB)
19 By doing this they will be storing up real treasure for themselves in heaven--it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well.

3 comments:

CappCom said...

Jim that's a good (external) message for Connections 07............ 'Investing in people, investing in community, investing in our intertwined futures' Nikki

Anonymous said...

Love it.
Ministry is people, people is minisrty.
Gotgumonmyshoe

SALVO CADET ON A MISSION - FOR THE WORLD AND THE SALVOS TO BE REVOLUTIONIZED FOR JESUS!!! said...

A modern-day parable... thats awesome! Its so important to let 'your people' know how much you value them (family, friends included)... This attitude is what helps me to have confidence in where my life is headed in the Salvos... thanks for valuing us!).

JK, I have this spiritual 'gut feeling' that you know about some radical God-plan that will blow our socks off... when we eventually find out about it, that is! Keep at it... we live in exciting times!