Just Recently Updated my Retirement Fund. How About You?

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Although I’m a Baby Boomer and have enjoyed living in one of the most prosperous ages in the history of the world, our savings account hovers between $25 and $100 most of the time. Our 401K and IRA accounts never did get past the planning stages. Real estate investments? None. Gold, silver, and precious jewels? None. Other investments? None. None. None.

At 67 years of age, am I worried about our futures?

No, absolutely not!

You see, I believe the following scripture to be true:

Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him; the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. (Psalm 41:1-3)

So, when I say we have just updated our retirement fund, I actually mean we decided to sponsor three more children in the Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope program. We now sponsor a total of four children and hope to add more before the year is out.

Maybe you’re the type who reads this, shakes your head, and says. “A fellow should never put all his eggs in one basket. He needs to be a good steward. What if your idealistic beliefs fail you, then what? Who’s going to take care of you?”

This is where the rubber meets the road for us Christians. As they say in Texas Hold ‘Em, “We’re all in with God,” and isn’t that where we all want to be?

Just take a moment to review your retirement portfolio today. Can you afford to add one child at $35 per month?

And here’s another little nugget of truth, God will cover your investment for you. It’s a win/win deal for you and a needy child!

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his deed. (Proverbs 19:17) 

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9 responses to “Just Recently Updated my Retirement Fund. How About You?

  1. You inspire me, Larry. I’ll be doing a post on GFA.

  2. Derrick,

    Thanks. You’ve blessed me today.

  3. Ah, Mr. Larry . .you encourage us and bring us back to living with faith in a mighty God more than in a bank account. God bless you and thank you!

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. God is more than enough.

  5. Great post. Like you, I make deposits into an ERA*, not an IRA. The benefits are “out of this world!”

    *Eternal Retirement Account

    God bless!
    \o/
    Praise Jesus

  6. lessonsbyheart,

    Thanks. I love the term ERA.

  7. I am blessed to have known you. You are the constant reminder I need to not live a lukewarm Christian life. The question is: What am I going to do about these constant reminders? Your presence in my life is like the love of a true friend who candidly and timely reminds me that the reasons for being lukewarm in how I live my faith are nothing more than excuses.

    I thank God for you.

    Love,

    Mercedes

  8. anewcreation,

    Thanks. I’m blessed to know you and your family. You are only one vision away from exploding on the scene with a new fire in your heart, ramped up past the boiling point.

  9. Tears fill my eyes as I read your words because I so desperately want that to be true but right now my heart and soul couldn’t feel further from that utterance. Thank you so much for that encouragement.

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