In 2 Chronicles 27:6 it was said of Jotham, “So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
This Means that in every sphere of life, it is what we put in life that determines what we get out of life. That is why like in the academic field, some dropped out of school while some reached the rank of professor.
This same applied to what happens in our spiritual life. For instance while some men of God are doing up to 40 days prayer and fasting, some other men of God are eating with their ten fingers.
At the same time, while some are on top of the mounting having spiritual encounters with destiny, some other men of God are sleeping for 10 hours on their water beds.
Also, some men of God paid the prize of abstaining from $exual pleasures for some months even with their wives, others are living in $exual pleasure of fornication and adultery with women in their churches that are not their wives.
It is not only ordained men of God but all of us Christians. While some are behaving like Moses as recorded in Hebrew 11: 25 who was said to have choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
That is to say some Christians, instead of making spiritual investments for their lives, they are busy enjoying the pleasures of sin which the Bible said lasts only for a season.
As said earlier, the spiritual dividends we get in life are determined by the spiritual investments we made. It is therefore said that everything of value in life goes with a prize or has a prize tags.
However, the tragedy in this life is that many of us wish and expect to reap while as we have not sowed. Some are foolish enough to be doing the same thing repeatedly but expect to get a different result, which is not possible.
What I am trying to bring out is that we must be committed to making spiritual investment on our lives if we expect to make any mark or an impact in this life.
More so, it is said that life does not give us what we deserve but what we demand. For that reason, we need to make spiritual investment in our lives as to build our spiritual life as to match our desire and expectation in life.
That is the reason the bible encouraged us in Hebrew 6:12 saying “That we should not be slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
One singular person we should follow his example is Moses who it was said of him in Hebrew 3:2 “who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, was also faithful in His entire house.
Moses, having proved himself and was faithful to Him who appointed Him, he was said to be faithful in His entire house. For that reason, he was bold to ask God to show him his glory. Exodus 33:18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.
If we really want to see the manifestation of the glory of God in our lives, we must necessarily pay the prize by making spiritual investments in our lives.
However, before we can make meaningful spiritual investments in our lives, we must first ensure that we purge ourselves as to be a vessel of honor prepared for the master’s use.
The quality of our spiritual investments, determines the quality of dividend we reap. It is unfortunate that many of us are so lazy which was the cause why some fails to make any spiritual investments.
Take for instance; some people cannot spend time to read an article that is above 500 words not to talk of reading a whole book. Some can spend 365 days without fasting for one day and some cannot boast of reading up to 10 books of the Bible in a week.
Some on the other hands spend time gathering junks and what does not benefit their spiritual lives, yet they want to be highfliers in life. Some people cannot discipline themselves as they cannot spend a day without engaging in sinful pleasures.
Please, the quality of our spiritual life depends on the quality of our spiritual investment. We must be committed to making spiritual investments if we expect to have spiritual breakthrough.
Spiritual investments are the quality time we spend studying our bible and other spiritual books/magazines. Next is the quality time we spend listening to anointed messages and in prayer and fasting.
That you took time to finish reading this article is another way of making a spiritual investment in your life as some will never do that. Rather, some will spend their time chatting and browsing sites where they will enjoy watching nude pictures and gossips.
I was guilty of this myself years ago until I learned my lesson of the need to build my spiritual life, to build a robust spiritual life if I wish to withstand the onslaughts of the devil.
Specifically the Holy Spirit spoke to me from 3 John verse 2 which says,” Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
The Holy Spirit explained to me while listening to Pastor Paul Enenche and Bishop David Oyedepo that the level of my spiritual investment determines the level my soul prospers.
We therefore need to adjust ourselves and brace up to make spiritual investment to enjoy a robust spiritual breakthrough in life. Please I wish to learn from you as well, kindly leave a comment before you leave this article. Shalom!