With the strain in the economy, a lot of people are closely watching their investments; some in total desperation watching their retirement portfolio almost go down the drain, while others have taken the advantage of the down turn and are watching their investments grow.
Today’s post will be an excerpt from Faith & FINANCES: In God We Trust, A Journey to Financial Dependence, that brings to light other areas of our lives that we need to invest in.
“God’s word calls us to be people of faith and integrity in every circumstance. He calls us to be salt and light in this world. He calls us to invest in the things that make a difference. Here are some steps that will lead you to a higher return on your investments:
Invest in a positive outlook.
Limit your exposure to the media. All the “breaking” news tends to produce an excessive amount of dread, fear and anxiety. Instead, stay informed without overdoing it. Choose to remind yourself of the blessings you are experiencing today. Express your gratitude to the Lord and to others. An attitude of thankfulness will help anchor your thinking on the things that matter.
Invest in the lives of those around you.
Share your knowledge with others. Volunteer to teach or coach. Mentor someone. Encourage those who have a passion for the skills you possess. God has graced you with talents. Share them.
Invest in relationships.
Cultivate friendships. Take time to make a call or write a note of encouragement. A smile is the gift that gives back, so give yours away.
Invest in your spiritual growth.
Spend time in prayer. Study God’s word. Meditate on His truth. Claim His promises. Pray the prayers found in scripture. Examine the way others in the Bible have praised God. Share the Lord’s love with a Bible study group. Continue to give financial gifts to help further the work of the Lord.
When we are faithful in attitude and action, remembering His ways, He will help us through the turbulent times and we will bless others along the way.”
We invite you to learn more about Faith and Finances during April and May while they tour cyberspace. To find other tour stops, visit the book promotion. For other details about the book or to get more information about Christian Devotions visit http://www.faithandfinances.us/. The book is for sale at: Amazon
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