Transforming Together: Authentic Spiritual Mentoring

Sunday, February 7, 2010

ROI: Return on Investment, Spiritually Speaking....

Value.  Investment.  Return.  

At times we may think that all this emphasis on ROI was something we humans came up with.

Well, let's take a look at that, shall we?

We're told in Matthew 10 

 "If you cling to you life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it." 

                       ROI.

Let's think about this first in the physical, material sense, okay?

You have some money.  It is yours.  You've earned it.  It has value to you.  You choose to take that 

money and give it to an investor, someone you trust.  You literally place your money into the hands

of another, with the hope that that person will take your money, invest it, and, at an appoint time, 

return to you not just the initial investment money but also all the interest earned on that money, 

the  ROI.

During the time of investing you have NO SAY as to how the Investor uses the money.  

Now, if you are not willing to sign over your money to an Investor for a period of time, you do have 

the option of putting your money into a savings account....at a MUCH LOWER ROI! However, you

still have control over that money; you can withdraw from or add to that savings account at any time.

Okay, we kinda 'get it'  we understand how ROI works with money.  

Now, let's take that understanding w/ us as we step into Jesus' teaching about LIFE:

You have a life. It is yours. You've been given it as a gift.  You life has great value to you.

You choose to take your life and give it to Jesus,  Someone your trust.  You literally place your

life into the Hands of Jesus with the hope that Jesus will take your life, invest it, and, at the appointed

time, return to you NOT JUST THE INITIAL INVESTMENT of your life BUT ALL THE "INTEREST"

earned on that invested life, the Spiritual ROI.

Now, you do have to option to put your life into a "savings account." You still maintain control.

You can withdraw from or add to that 'savings account' at any time, at a MUCH LOWER ROI.

Are we beginning to "get it" spiritually?   Are we beginning to see how Jesus is wanting us to have a 

HUGE Spiritual ROI.....only we HAVE TO "GIVE UP " our life in order to "SAVE" it!

 Oh, you may be wondering what the "investing" part of this Spiritual ROI is. 

 Jesus tells us in Matthew 25: 31-46  Succinctly stated: OTHER LIVES!!

Isn't this amazingly great?!!!!!

No spiritual bankruptcy with Jesus!!

Join me, will you, in being a WISE Investor...HERE as well as for all Eternity!!

Investing my life in HIM,

Ele


(If you would like me to come and meet with your group of women, interact with you or others in any way, please contact me at ele@ finishers.org)
 May we choose to continue be transformed, together, in Him, daily through the Living Word of God!

2 Comments:

Blogger GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Isn't it amazing that God chooses to use us ~ broken as we are! I love that.

February 8, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Ele Parrott said...

Yes! My mom's favorite verse reminds us that we are "earthen vessels" in
2nd Corinthians 4:7. Broken yet valued....

February 9, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

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