I was watching a popular investor today talk about how the stock market is literally a guaranteed good investment if you are prepared to stay in it long enough to reap the benefit. I was thinking “you gotta be kidding me?”. How could someone say that after the crash we experienced in 2008. We all know that many investors lost everything and that there are many investments that have not and will not ever recover. Now, let’s do a little compare and contrast exercise. Every dollar I’ve ever invested in ministry has reaped excellent benefits for me and my family.
Many of us choose to give charitably to those things that matter to us. We have faithfully given to causes and to our churches where we are being spiritually fed. My question today is regarding what is really in our hearts as we give to our church or ministry. Are we really in a spirit of thanksgiving and worship as we render our gifts or are we simply acting out of routine? Are we giving looking for Him to bless us in return? Are we giving because we are afraid not to? Will He continue to bless me if I don’t
How wonderful to receive the blessing of living to see a new year? There are many who started this journey but were not destined to see this day. This is the Lord’s day and I will rejoice, sing and shout His praises and be glad in it. This new presents of course new challenges since those demons we faced in 2013 are still present although they may be covered in the blood and dormant. But I praise God that the oporunities given to us as we enter this new year are boundless. The word tells us that a reward is