A Hundred Times Plus
Monday, July 27, 2020
A Hundred Times Plus. July 27 2020
“” And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29b. NIV
When we were called to missionary service and preparing to go to Ecuador we toyed with the idea of keeping our farm, or buying a house for retirement. God never gave us peace about this so we never followed through with it. I just felt that owning a house would be a burden for us. We went to Ecuador and enjoyed our missionary work there for six years. Then because of family needs we decided to stay in Canada and not go to Spain for our next assignment. Beginning the work of a Mobilizer for Avant we knew that we needed to buy a home for our family. God so miraculously provided a great home for us way below market value. It had a great yard ,four bedrooms, new kitchen and even a pool. We were blessed a hundred times more than we could even imagine. We got a car, a home and so much more. God’s promises came through again and again He promised material and eternal blessings and His promises are true. The greatest blessing is still to come in eternal life with our Lord and seeing those who went before us. Imagine what that is going to be like.
Even better than a hundred times as much.
Peter points out that he and others have given up so much more than the rich young ruler to follow Christ. But no one gives up more than what they will receive in return. Those who have given up much to follow Him will one day inherit vastly more than they ever relinquished.
🙏. Father, thank You for the riches we inherit when we follow Jesus with all of our hearts. No one ever relinquishes more than what they receive. I have witnessed that first hand when we gave up our farm and followed you to Ecuador. You have given us so much more than what we gave up. To You be all the glory praise and honour. In Jesus’ name I pray.