Things are not looking good in the financial markets. They continue to go up and down. With an unclear outlook, if you have any investments at all, you know they are at risk.
We all need to help each other with ideas on how to make money if we can, how to save it if possible, and how to stretch what money we do have. History has shown us times where investments have been wiped out, jobs have been lost never to be regained and houses have been taken out from under families. Sound familiar?
The U.S. government posted a picture from the stock market floor with a caption, “‘The excitement before the bubble burst’ – people looking at ticker tape in front of a stock ticker, probably sometime in 1929.” Shortly thereafter, the calm appearances of these men probably turned to angst and bewilderment.
I have stock in an investment that is guaranteed to never fail. It is never ending, is totally secure and once I invested in it, I never had to worry about whether it is at risk. It is not.
On my behalf, God’s Son Jesus Christ invested Himself – becoming a man, living a perfect life (which is something I could never do) and paid the price for my sin (and yours) when He allowed man to nail Him to the cross. He died and rose again.
An owner of stock or shareholder is actually an owner of a company. In a spiritual sense, because of Jesus, I am a shareholder of Heaven. I am promised forgiveness for my sins and God’s presence within me today as well as life forever with Him in Heaven. Everything I have is in His control. I just watch Him work out the details.
This is truly the most secure investment anyone could make with a promise of eternal life and a home that will last forever.
God keeps His promises. Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is a child of the Father. Jesus was speaking to His followers when He said: Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” . . . For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (Matthew 6:31-34). In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).
(This was first posted on my other blog: http://www.stretchmoney.wordpress.com)