Daily Reading & Prayer
Invest in the Best!
1 Timothy 3:1-6:101 Timothy 6:7, “For we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
To” invest” is to knowingly and willfully put effort, time, or resources into something we deem important. We all invest in certain things. If you’re a student, you might pour your heart into making good grades, excelling in extracurricular activities, or creating a social media presence. If you’re an adult, you may put the most effort into your career, family, or favorite hobbies. But regardless of our age or stage in life, our most significant investment should be in what matters most — God’s eternal kingdom!In what are you most heavily invested? Because the Bible tells us to fix our focus on Jesus and align our priorities with His. And one of our most rewarding investments is within the local church! Through serving, leveraging our God-given talents and abilities, and being faithful with our tithes and offerings, we are part of extending the reach to people still living apart from God and setting an example for others as they see Christ at work within us.The truth is, our outward appearance will fade, and all we toiled to gain on earth will one day be left behind — from dust we came and to it we’ll return. Therefore, live your life in pursuit of God, invest in the eternal, and shine Christ’s light wherever you go! Not only will you please God, but you’ll also receive invaluable heavenly rewards on the day you come face-to-face with the brilliant blaze of His glory!
Dear God, Thank You for showing me what truly matters. Help me to invest in the best each day — Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.