Did your W2 arrive this past week? This annual event is part of our government’s tax collection mission. From a tax payer’s perspective, this all seems very important. To a degree, it is. But it pales in comparison to our other earnings report. This report is just as real as your W2 and incredibly more important. The problem is, you have yet to to see it! And all this raises important questions.
Mission: Contribute to ERS
If we actually got a “W2” from Heaven, would it change anything we do? When the IRS form arrives, many people take action. What action depends on the situation, but action is taken. If there was an Eternal Revenue Service, what would we see recorded on the form? We are told to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven. How is that done, and why am I asking?
Mission: Self Earning & Self Reporting
Other than this mildly creative effort, I can’t do much to write this post. You essentially write your own devotional thought about this. And that’s also true of your Eternal Earnings Report Notice that verse again: Lay up for yourselves… What goes Heavn’s report for you is what you have personally sent ahead! And though you don’t get an annual report, there are actions you can take!
In this post, I have two agendas. FIRST, to make you think in ways you probably haven’t thought before. You’ve never seen what I called an Eternal Earnings Report, but you will get a report on Kingdom earnings! And asking my questions at this time of year might help you take appropraite actions to be sure you like your report when you get it!
SECOND, I want to remind you of good investment opportunities. Ever made a poor investment with dollars? Its possible to make poor Kingdom investments. How? Just turn on your television or radio. You’ll hear any number of ministries asking for help. Some are good. Many are led by what the Bible calls false prophets. They are also called wolves in sheep’s clothing. Pretty sure those qualify as poor investments!
Mission Opportunity = Investment Opportunity
Some incredible investment opportunities are just around the corner! Anyone can invest them and the return on investment is guaranteed by the Word of God. The following investment opportunities need prayer, equipping, and staffing (all good investments!):
- Samana, Dominican Republic (1st of March) – Through the pastors training school, we will literally be sending the Gospel around the world. How? We will work together to get the Word into the hands of world travelers coming to Samana for whaling season. We need your prayers and your help.
- Barahona, Dominican Republic (April) – We need a construction team to convert the third floor of the orphanage into living quarters for the new orphanage Director. We need to move the Director and his family on site. Construction help and some funding is needed.
- Pastors’ School, Belize (April) – Construction help is needed to assist churches in the Toledo district of southern Belize. When we invest in a church, how far does our investment go?
I won’t pretend my ministry with ROW is the only good opportunity to invest in your Eternal Earnings Report. It isn’t. However, it is a good one. As I reported to our readers in December, we saw over 1,100 people come to Christ in 2015. How many more heard and haven’t yet responded? How many lives were changed because of the effort? How many mission volunteers came home better equipped to serve at home? What’s the point? Those 1.100 were just the tip of the iceberg! Only God sees it all and only He can reward it all. And reward it He will.
The real question is: What action will YOU take to invest in your Eternal Earnings Report? Think about it!
Soli Deo Gloria!