This is a three part post on spiritual investments: Knowing Your Spiritual Budget, Accessing Your Spiritual Wealth, and Making Spiritual Investments. Here is part one:
Knowing Your Spiritual Budget
Before you start investing in something, you need to know how much and what you have to invest. Just as with our finances, we need to take inventory of what we have spiritually, before we can start investing our spiritual currency.
The bible tells us that there are certain spiritual blessings we inherit once we are adopted as children of God. The apostle Paul tells us God “has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3, NASB). While we may understand what some of those blessings are that we possess now, like forgiveness of sins, acceptance into His family and eternal life, did you know that part of those blessings include certain other rights available to us today? For example, did you know that God extends to us the power to influence wealth, the power to perform miracles, and the power to fight temptation? When we dig deeper into the word, these hidden blessings come to light.
Having a deeper understanding of these blessings has helped me more accurately know who I am and what I have. It really changes your perspective when you realize you have a lot more than you thought you had. If you were given a budget of a hundred dollars to spend on a meal, that would give you greater perspective and more options than if you thought you had only a fast food budget of five bucks. My perspective on who I am and what I possess spiritually is limited when I only received the word through Sunday sermons and the occasional daily devotional. Until I start digging deeper into the bible, beyond merely browsing the pages, I am walking around thinking I have only spiritual pocket change rather than the vast heavenly wealth I actually possess. As I begin to make more withdrawals, I see there is no end the wealth I have through Christ. It’s always been unlimited; I just didnt know my true spiritual budget.
- Part One: Knowing Your Spiritual Budget
- Part Two: Accessing Your Spiritual Wealth
- Part Three: Making Spiritual Investments.