Thursday, 5 June 2014

Thoughts on Thursday - Investing in Faith

Baby Brain is a proven condition with pregnant women but I don't think I can get away with saying I have Baby Brain five years down the line. However sheer tiredness and therefore forgetfulness are very familiar to me. It is no wonder then that I cannot remember for the life of me where my son got this beautiful money box:

I am forever teaching my five year old to put his pennies away if/when he is kindly given any from friends and family. It is important in today's economic climate to teach children to look after their money. I am of the moral upbringing that if you want something you have to work hard and then save to get it. Even my brother, fourteen years my superior, still to this day follows that ruling.

If we are putting in the hard graft and saving for materialistic rewards then surely it stands to reason that if we invest in our faith and save the information/lessons from Our Saviour, we will then reap the rewards in the Kingdom of Heaven?

When I say invest in faith I don't mean financially speaking I mean by your attending Church services, bible study, religious reading, teaching your children to pray with you, meditating, saying grace, even reading this post and memorising the verses at the bottom of the page. You can only get something out of what you put into it. But are we putting in enough?

How much should we invest in our faith?

This is an opportunity to keep your promise to be faithful to God from the comfort of your own home. Why not sit with your children and have a look through their Bible with them and write/draw all the promises God made. If you don't have a journal already - have a look at mine HERE for inspiration and start something special together.

Creating a journal is a great idea for a Sunday School and gives the children a physical item which also gives them a sense of belonging. They can return to it every session and could be a great record for their achievements also,eg: Christian stickers which we give out at the end of every session.

I made a promise to God when I chose to be confirmed, I also made a promise to God when I chose to have my son Christened/Baptised. God made a promise to us too:

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, 
which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him 
and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Numbers 23:19 - 20
God is not human, that he should lie,
    not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
    Does he promise and not fulfill?
20 I have received a command to bless;
    he has blessed, and I cannot change it.

If God keeps his promises to us can we say we are keeping our promises to him? How much are you putting into your faith box?

Until next time,
Every Blessing

Kate at S-T-O-C-K-S

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