WHAT IS INVESTMENT ?????
An asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future.
IN AN ECONOMIC SENSE: an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth.
IN FINANCE: an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price.
SPIRITUAL INVESTMENT IS THE FOUNDATION AND SECURITY FOR ANY PHYSICAL INVESTMENT WHILE PHYSICAL INVESTMENT IS THE COMPLETION AND GLORY OF SPIRITUAL INVESTMENT AND ONE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT THE OTHER”
I have not come to tell you what you will like but what is necessary and what you must do. Physically those who refuses to invest will suffer poverty and growth. Value is a universal language we all operate on. We make decisions based on values. I know it sounds sketchy and almost shallow to consider everything transactional, but that’s just the truth. Even our spiritual walk works in the same way.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” — Matthew 6:19-20
Just as we are called to invest in earthly things, Jesus prompts us through Matthew 6:19-20 to store up and invest in heavenly and spiritual things as well. In fact, spiritual investments are far more important than any physical or financial investment we can make. We are called to invest—as Christians—into our spiritual walk.
You might have a gifting or talent that you had invested into that brought you a great return on investment.
We also have God-given spiritual gifts that can also bring a great spiritual return on investment. We are all called by God to use these gifts to honour Him and bless others. As we practice these gifts, we make spiritual deposits that will reap a greater reward for us in due season whether in this age or the age to come.
A Christ-like character is an asset that every Christian must desire. While we can never be truly like Christ, we can do our best to become more and more like Him. One of the ways God allows that is to allow us to go through trials. Romans 5:3-5 tells us, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope
God is a relational God and commands us to be relational as well. The two commands Jesus gave us pertain to relationships—building a relationship with God (loving God) and building a relationship with others (love your neighbor).
Finally: When we invest our wealth and resources for the cause of the kingdom, our spiritual blessings will keep on increasing. The truth, regarding the secret of financial success, is that it is gained through perseverance, dignity and hard labour.