St. Paul – Let Thy Faith Bear Interest

There are moments in our lives where we reap the rewards of our efforts, and also moments where we must scatter seeds for the future. At every moment we are called to be mindful of our investments that will secure the future.

Our faith in the Lord is our biggest asset that can be so easily overlooked. Every choice & action we make are tiny investments in the realm of God. Unlike material wealth and possessions, God wants us to accumulate more of these spiritual assets as we journey through life that we may experience deeper growth and a more meaningful relationship with Him.

As you navigate through the highs and lows of life, remember this—your faith is your most precious asset. It is a seed planted in the fertile ground of your soul, growing, expanding, and bearing spiritual fruits that nourish your journey.

The Power of Compounding Faith

What does it mean to let faith compound? Let us consider how our small acts of faith, when accumulated, can lead to an explosion of divine grace in our lives. Every prayer whispered, every good deed done in the name of Christ, and every moment of surrender to the will of God adds up.

This is what Christ means by “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” Just like how proper investments accumulate interest that is reinvested, creating a powerful compounding machine, the more heavenly equity that we accumulate will eventually grow into a snowball effect with a positive impact in our lives.

Remember that our journey is never an overnight venture, but a long-term investment that we must be prepared to invest time, effort and capital on our part. We are not born immediately with a mountain of faith, instead our journey towards God’s kingdom is a gradual process.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32

Making Investments In God

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” – Corinthians 9:6

  1. Planting the Seed: Our initial acceptance of faith is like sowing a seed. The capital we commit is our open heart and willing spirit.
  2. Nurturing Growth: Each act of love, every prayer, and all acts of kindness, no matter how small, are like watering and tending to our planted seed. They help our faith accumulate, like compound interest on our initial investment.
  3. Bearing Fruits: Over time, our faith grows and matures, like a tree that starts bearing fruits. The fruits of our faith are the blessings and divine peace that we experience and share with others.

Like any other investment our spiritual faith must be tended to regularly, generously, and with great love. It is only then that it begins to bear interest, in the form of inner peace, compassion, and a deeper connection with the Lord.

A Prayer to Grow Your Faith Today

We come into the presence of the Lord today, seeking the strength to plant our seeds of faith in the fertile soil of our hearts, and to nurture them with acts of love, compassion, and understanding.

Help us, Saint Paul, to understand that our faith is an asset, a divine capital gifted to us by the Lord.
Teach us to invest this capital wisely, to allow it to bear interest, to compound and grow in the course of our journey.
Guide us so that our faith becomes not a stagnant pool but a flowing river, not a solitary spark but a blazing flame, ever-multiplying, ever-intensifying.

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”
– 2 Corinthians 4:16

As you once wrote in the scriptures, help us to always renew our faith with each passing day.

May we never become complacent in our faith.
But strive to grow, learn, and expand our understanding and love of our Heavenly Father.
And in our growth may we inspire others, sharing the fruits of our faith with those around us.

Saint Paul, we humbly ask you to intercede for us.
Pray for us that our faith may multiply like the five loaves and two fish,
feeding not just our souls, but also those of our brothers and sisters.

St. Paul, pray for us. Amen.🙏

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