This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Luke 6:38 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about making deposits beyond my checking account.
I definitely remember the days when all I could think about was my paycheck being deposited into the bank, and the days when paying bills meant there wasn’t a whole lot left over in my checking account.
However, I am thinking about a different kind of deposit today–one that is made into our spiritual bank account. This includes all of the sacrifices we make for loved ones, our anonymous giving, and the random acts of kindness we offer to others.
Although we do all of these aforementioned selfless acts, we aren’t able to look at our spiritual account balance the same way we are able to glance at the balance in our checking accounts. Despite that, I was thinking about what the Scripture teaches us about the absolute importance of our spiritual bank account.
God knew all of us before we were even in the womb; in fact, he knows every hair on the head of every person. Therefore, he certainly knows the exact spiritual deposit that we make every day when we improve the lives of others.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I see this very clearly in the story of Abraham’s servant when he approached Rebecca for a drink of water. Not only did Rebecca make a trip to the well for him, but she made several more trips afterward to provide water for his camels. It was that act of kindness that turned Rebecca, a servant girl, into a woman who had servants of her own when she joined Abraham’s family.
The same way that God responded to Rebecca’s goodness is the same way He will respond to ours, so let us cling to these words: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.” Luke 6:38 (ESV)
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So today, make that spiritual deposit knowing that God is keeping your ledger.