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Stepping Stones: Savings…With Real Interest

Stepping Stones: Savings…With Real Interest
September 6, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
When my kids are involved in plays, recitals, or sports, I am always amazed at how well these youngsters perform out there in front of the big crowd…with all the pressure…and mostly on their own. How is this possible? They are instructed in the fundamentals then practice them over and over…in safe, nonthreatening situations…till they are second nature. Then, after all those investments…of time, effort, trust in the coach, self-discipline, delayed gratification, dealing with mistakes, perserverance…the big night comes with pressure, potential adversity, judgement, and a lot on the line. The more deposits that were made, the bigger the reward…success, with interest. In these changing times it appears there is no safe place to put savings …that also pays interest.
Practice trusting in Your Lord during the quiet days. In the mundane, everyday situations, see God at work, trust in His character and promises, and communicate with Him regularly. Then when the storms come (and they will) your trust-balance will be sufficient to see you through. You will shine brightly, like in a play. You will also go to Him more easily in time of need, because you’ve been regularly practicing.

Today, try making a deposit in His treasury. Every time you affirm your trust in Him is like putting a coin into His treasury. In doing so you build up equity. He will keep safely in His heart all investments in Him…with interest compounded continuously. The more you trust in God, the more He will enable you to do so, and the easier it will be to trust Him during the storms. Click here, Then click the word “comment” on the blog site at the end of the devotional to share your stories or encourage others.

Prayer
Dear Father God,
I know that the only safe investment is in You. I have tried saving money for security but have lost it all. Help me Father turn to trusting You. I see now how my faith and trust in you can grow exponentially. I have seen firsthand that the more I trust You, the more You enable me to trust you even more. Thank you for this Upward-Spiral.
I pray with trust and confidence through my savior Jesus Christ, and all God’s people said – Amen!

The Truth
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:20

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