“And why do you want to know about mutual funds?” Matt said to me, as we got ready for bed last night.
“For a blog post,” I said. (I wish you could see his face sometimes.) He crawled into bed, and I went downstairs to click away on the keyboard. This is what it’s like at our house.
A mutual fund is an investment program where your money gets planted in several places, and you see a variety of returns.
It works with your soul, too –diversified investments.
Listening to Awana verses every Wednesday this year. I drag in to church in the evening, and kids wrap my heart around their little pinkies. I talk with them, one at a time, about the truth they’re memorizing. They refresh my heart and make me smile.
One picture of Haydy, our Compassion Child. I ask again today if the Lord will please protect her from Colombian drug dealers. We make sure she’s eating well, and we pray for her soul.
Tomorrow I will teach my Spanish students how to share the gospel in Spanish. I let my imagination run –how will God use this knowledge to have them spread his good news down the road?
Yesterday a note from a young woman. It was a simple Christmas basket we gave, with a devotional book tucked inside. “Thank you,” she said. She had been looking for God.
My first book is in layout, and I pray the good news of Christ within my story will do good for those who open the pages.
Everyone wants to be happy, so I’m telling you the secret: Invest your life in every way you possibly can. Look for ways to share Jesus with people, and joy will be the return.
It’s not a call to be insanely busy or to do more, more, more.
But to do good.
Look for ways to do good with your money. Look for ways to volunteer, in activities where sharing Jesus is part of the program. Look for ways to share Jesus at work (easy for me in a Christian school, but you can be creative if you’re environment is more restrictive.) Use your gifts to do the good works God puts in front of you –for me it’s writing a book, but for you it might be helping a widow rake her leaves or teaching your little ones Bible verse songs.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)
Your life is a portfolio. How’s it lookin’?
I’d love to hear from you today. What investment for the kingdom of God is bringing you the most joy right now?