My son told me that he ate half of a rolly polly yesterday – I think this was during recess, but I didn’t ask for too many details. For most of us Americans, this sounds pretty gross, but it’s my own fault because I introduced him to eating beetles and grasshoppers when we were in Cambodia last year. Clearly, he’s overcome the standard Amercian resistance to eating insects & now he has a wider range of protein options ,)
So perhaps we can learn from my son’s expanding dietary pallette and pray that God would instill in us a taste & hunger for spiritual things more than natural things. Just something to consider on this lovely Fall day 🙂
This is a crazy time for investments, of particular interest is the stock market over the last 6-9 months! Yowzer!! The stock market can be very unsettling if you’ve invested in it over the years & were relying on it to provide finances for you now! OUCH!
Investment is deciding to not consume something now but rather to set it aside, so that it will be available to be useful in the future (hopefully, to have grown). Investment kind of flies in the thinking of modern conventional thinking – to our own demise. From a macro-scopic viewpoint, I think that we rarely consider investments from an eternal point of view, even though Jesus encouraged us to do this in Matt 6:1-21. In these verses, Jesus basically identifies 3 resources all of us have at least a little bit of – money, relationships & appetites / desires (energy). Some personal questions He asks us to consider:
what are we doing with these resources?
have we considered these resources from the viewpoint of eternity?
will we have any resources / investments set aside & ready for us when we cross over into eternity?
In Matt 6:21, Jesus says that where our treasure is, you’ll find our heart there. Something interesting to consider in connection with not only our finances, but our relationship w God & our appetites & energy.
Can you pls leave a comment w some ideas on how you can use your money, relationship w God & energy (appetites) for investments in eternity?