Not a word we tend to think about apart from investing with our money.
I wouldn’t be here today without the investing that people, in God’s perfect timing, made in my life.
When I was at my lowest, love was poured into me.
God met me and pulled me out of the pit I had made of my life, reeling from what I had done in response to what had been done to me.
God got me. Accepted me as I was. Loved me as I was. Loved me for who I could become in His hands. Guided me towards help.
My life has been completely made over from His investment.
The transaction Jesus paid off to buy my freedom was an investment of love. Poured out to cover all I had done and will ever do. A love offering that keeps on loving in equal parts grace and mercy.
An investment in me, making me worthy; His.
I have had several mentors who came along side me when they saw I needed direction, and guided me as they poured into me. Helping me make wise choices, develop necessary skills, forgive as I needed, seek God’s face when at a crossroads.
Their investment of love allowed me to more fully live.
The life we live is impacted by those around us.
There will always be negative influences to block out with our shield of faith. People who don’t like where you are headed as you follow God’s lead.
If God’s investment in me was worth His all, how can I respond with less than my all?
As a wife, mother, daughter, friend, coworker, God places people in my life for me to invest in.
To encourage, to love, to come alongside in times of need, to work together with, to share my hopes & dreams and encourage theirs.
It is in investing in love that we truly live.
Our purpose after loving God with all we are, is to love His people, all of them, with the love we have been shown.
An investing, overhauling, radical expression of love.
Love is the only thing that can change the world.
In Jesus, it has, forever.
What better investment can we make with our lives than to follow His example.
Love the ones you are with, as He loves them.
I was inspired last week to use my words in a more unique way last week.
One of my coworkers was gearing up for a major licensing exam and a major sporting tournament this past weekend.
God laid it on my heart to social media bomb her with the following:
“You are amazing.”
I found some fun pics saying that phrase, and sent them to her regularly to show her I believed in her, and she could do it.
Everyone needs a word of encouragement sometime. And some times, yours may be the only one they get.
God is pleased when we invest in one another.
Take the time today to call, email, post or tweet your appreciation to someone who has invested in you.
The hash tags #YouAreAmazing & #youareamazingmarathon are available for you to use.
Imagine His smile if we set social media on fire with blessing and honoring one another with speaking the truth He speaks over us every day: “You are amazing, My child. You are a handcrafted unique one of a kind expression of My love. And I adore you!”
It doesn’t have to cost a lot to show your love. A batch of cookies, a card, flowers, cutting a neighbor’s lawn, a kind word…
As you invest in love, watch & see what God will do with it!
Care and compassion will always be on fashion.