“Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” (Luke 16:9, NLT)
In KingdomNomics, one of the principles we have emphasized is that we are engaged in leveraging the perishable into the imperishable. We are agents of change, transformers who are experiencing an earthly life now that will also echo into eternity. We have developed a new word with its various renditions to describe what we are doing: converterlating. We are Converterlators, people who are converting the perishable into the imperishable. People who are using our worldly resources to benefit others and make an impact on eternity.
If you are a Converterlator, you are engaged in converterlating your time, talent, and treasure to bring about change. The Bible is our greatest resource in determining how best to use our earthly resources. Once we have made that determination, the Holy Spirit empowers us to accomplish whatever it is that God has planned for us. “For we are his creative work, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we can do them” (Ephesians 2:10).
Each one of us has a responsibility to use whatever it is we have, whether in a large amount or small amount, to make a difference for all eternity. What are you converterlating?
Today, ask yourself:
In what ways am I engaged in the process of converterlating my time, talent, and treasure for the advancement of God’s kingdom?