Last week we looked at the importance of connect with our Christian beyond just a Sunday morning service. As we continue to examine this idea, we need to see the importance of investing more into the kingdom of God than one morning a week. To grow in our faith we need to invest our lives!
Imagine this - you are driving along a road into which winds down into a deep valley. The way into the valley is very narrow, steep and is a single lane road with no centre marking or verges. You cross a narrow timber paved bridge, which creaks and groans as you drive over. As you reach the bottom of the valley road, and the road starts to rise and changes. As you crossed the bridge, you crossed into a different council area. The road is now a smooth wide road with proper clear markings, run off areas and safety barriers on the corners.
Both sides to this valley are a steep journey through difficult country. While those responsible for each side of the road made an initial investment, one council has continued to invest, one has not. One has made the road a priority, the other has spent elsewhere.
The Bible tells us of the importance of investing in the things that matter. Matthew 6:19-21 says: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The question is have you continued to invest in your journey to eternity or are you just trying to do the minimum?
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