Assets. How would you define that term?
401K’s, real estate, stocks, bonds, gold are just a few that usually make the top 10.
If I were to ask you the question, “If you could have a million dollars today or a new baby…which would you choose?”
Why? I know how I would have answered that question 25 years ago…
When the disciples were approached in the book of Acts and asked for a handout, they said,
“Gold and silver have I none, but such as I have give I unto thee” Acts. 3:6.
Why did they answer this way? This Thanksgiving, I want to be intentional about my investments. I won’t be following the Dow Jones, counting a coin collection, or working feverishly to finish a book project.
No, this Thanksgiving week, I want to give my whole self …my whole heart…to the ones I love and treasure above all the wealth in the world.
My all time greatest life asset. I truly believe that successful families don’t just ‘happen’.
It takes an investment of time, work, effort, planning, and most of all forgiveness and love. We must be pro-active and pour our lives out to others in order to see a return, both now and in the future.
Spend some time this week investing in the lives of others. Let them see you like they have never seen you before. Poured out and full of love and joy.
Research that special dessert your Grandpa loves, pull out your stamping crafts and make a holiday card with your toddler, write a personal letter to each of your family members and leave it on their pillow to read at the end of the day. Give abundantly to those around you. Invest richly.
Hosea 10:12 says, “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.” The fallow ground is sometimes what keeps us from ever sowing at all. It can be years of unspoken hurts, bitterness or unforgiveness. I encourage you dear moms, break up your own fallow ground, and love those around you with reckless abandon this Thanksgiving. Your return will be far greater than earthly riches could ever give.