Topic: Matthew 25:35-40
"And anyone who gives up his home, brothers, sisters, father, mother, wife, children, or property, to follow Me, shall receive a hundred times as much in return [in this life], and shall have eternal life" (Matthew 19:29).
I can tell you on the authority of God's Word and from personal experience and observation that this promise is true. From my own commitment - made more than 30 years ago - and after having spoken with hundreds of Christian leaders and humble servants of God around the world, and observed thousands who I have counseled, I do not know of anyone whom God is using in any significant way who would say that this spiritual law has not been true in his life.
The time to invest your time, talent and treasure for Christ and His kingdom is now. The powerful tide of secular humanism, atheism, materialism, communism and other anti-God forces us threatening to engulf the world. From the human perspective, on the basis of what I see and hear, I could be very pessimistic about the future freedom of mankind.
On the contrary, I am very optimistic, not on the basis of what I see and hear, but on the basis of what I believe God is saying to my heart and of what I am observing that He is doing throughout the world. I am constantly reminded and assured, "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4, KJV). Satan and his demonic forces were defeated 2,000 years ago.
Do you want a safe formula for success? Then recognize and practice the following:
First, remember that everything entrusted to our care actually belongs to God. We are His stewards here on earth.
Second, God does not want us to hoard His blessings.
Third, "As you sow, you reap."
Fourth, invest generously - above the tithe in time, talent and treasure.
Fifth, invest supernaturally - by faith.
Recognizing myself as God's steward, I will prayerfully seek to learn what He would have me to do to maximize my life for His glory through the investment of my time, talent and treasure.