Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Investment #1 - Daily Quiet Time

In a previous post, I outlined my 7 investments that (I believe) place you in the flow of God's wealth. In today's post, I would like to spend a little time on the first investment, Invest in your relationship with God!

Believers that are rich in Christ, have a strong, growing relationship with the Lord. They spend daily time in His Word and in prayer. They understand that God the Holy Spirit is our source for power, energy, creativity, and wealth.

Obviously, the poor Christian does not have a strong relationship with the Lord. He is distracted by the cares of this world and doesn't understand what it means to truly walk with God.

Over the last several months, I have rearranged my morning schedule so that I can have a deeper walk with Christ and not just go through the motions of a quiet time at another time of the day. I typically get up between 6:00 - 6:20 and have my quiet time for an hour before I need to get ready for work and take my daughters to school. This has been incredibly helpful in focusing my mind on Him and making my day more productive.

If you desire to be a better steward/manager of what God has blessed you with, I encourage you to begin by growing your relationship with Him!

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