A Spiritual Deposit Account
by Sheila Mills
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A SPIRITUAL DEPOSIT ACCOUNT
During this time of the media focusing its attention on massive changing of deposit accounts from one banking institution to the next, I realized that as children of God we may need to check the performance of both our natural and spiritual deposit accounts. Today, I want to encourage you to closely examine your spiritual deposit account. Our spiritual deposit account is represented by that which we have entrusted to God for safekeeping and to earn interest for kingdom purpose. It is the place where we bring our lives before the altar of the Lord and place it in the custody of the Lord for his plan and his kingdom purpose. God word tells us in Luke 10:27 “Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.”
Are you deposited in a place where God can achieve maximum profit for his kingdom purpose? You may ask, isn’t God too busy to deal with which banking institution I use for my natural deposit accounts? I would say no, God is never too busy for anything concerning his children. The word tells us in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” The word tells us in Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” Or you may ask do I have some say so in which banking institution to deal with? I would say, yes and no. God word says in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
In Genesis 15:5-11 we witness God making a covenant with Abraham of a very great reward. However, in verse 11, we witness birds of prey descending on the offering of sacrifice that Abraham deposited on the altar. This offering was commanded by God as a sign that Abram would possess the land God promised him (v.7). Abram’s testimony is witness to the truth that the enemy always attacks our offerings to God; that which God instructs us to deposit before Him as a sign that we will take possession of our very great reward. But notice, Abram, “drove” away that which meant to devour his passport to his place of promise. Just like Abram, we cannot be intimidated by the enemy preying on our spiritual deposits on the altar of the Lord. We can’t merely ask the enemy “will you please leave me alone?” Just like Abram we must take decisive and forceful action and drive them away.
Recently, we witnessed thousands of individuals who moved their natural deposit accounts from one institution to the next, to prove a point they believed in. However, just moving your deposit account just to join the crowd or to prove a point doesn’t work in God’s kingdom. God owns our spiritual deposit accounts once we commit our lives into His custody. Unlike the world, you and I can march or protest all we want to, God is not moved by it. He tells us in Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change.”
God has deposited into each of us a measure of faith. Since he made the deposit, he retains sole ownership of the spiritual deposit account. God word instructs us in Proverbs 37: 5 “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.” God requires full ownership not guardianship or temporary custody of that which we commit or deposit into His custody.
If we’re not careful as children of God in witnessing the world’s bank deposit account movement, we may be tempted to think we have the right to “just move” some things around to solve all of our problems. God’s voice must be the sole driving force behind our spiritual deposit account transfers. You can trust God to give you the desires of your heart, including where to place your deposit accounts, both in the natural and spiritual.
I encourage you to pray, listen and act in accordance with God’s plan for your natural and your spiritual deposit accounts. Remember, Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way.
2011 Copyright Sheila L. Mills
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