I’m really thankful for the many mentors I’ve had in my life – from my high school basketball coach to my mom & many others 🙂
I’ve never really set out on a mission to find mentors, but when I think about it, God has placed people in my life at very strategic times to mentor me & I’m super thankful. It also seems to me that God gives me mentors for different areas in my life: for my theological development, cooking, social skills, management skills, etc. Furthermore, many of these mentors have invested in me through a variety of mediums: phone conversations, coffee chats, books, CDs, podcasts, etc. I always want to be open to God growing & challenging me – helping me to live out His purpose & destiny.
So with that being said, here’s a fun video on some creative uses for Mentos & Diet Coke ,)
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?