Wednesday Word

Wednesday Word:  Take Three

The first one was too personal and sappy.

The next option just came across too negative.

So, what’s the “take” behind Door #3?  

At our house, our evening entertainment consumption tends to be dominated and directed by child #3 who has basically been an only child for the last three years.  Recently, the show of choice has been the reality series “Shark Tank”.  It intrigues me to see the qualifications these financial moguls require for their potential investment.  The Risk and Reward Ratio always tips towards Reward.  Prior to partnering, the Sharks desire a model from the entrepreneur that has proven successful, will be cost-effective, has a ready market and reveals the passion of the presenter.  How these things stack up usually determine the success of the presentation.

Trying to be careful in my parallel:  think about the investments we are asked to make in God’s work.

Risk and Reward? No question.

A Successful Product?  The Church Triumphant (cue Gloria Gaither)

Cost-effective?  ever heard about loaves and fishes?

A Ready Market?   7 billion at last check

Passion Of The Presenter?  John 3:16 

 

Not to trivialize our tithes and offerings – but every Kingdom investment we make reaps eternal dividends far beyond the value of what we bring to the table.   Granted we may not possess the disposable income the supposed Sharks have at their disposal, but each of us chooses where the investments of our time, talent and resources will be made.

It beats any business model in the tank, our contributions to impact lives for the Gospel offer a return on investment that is surely divine.

Thank You … for giving to the Lord. 

– WALLY

 

Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm