June 30, 2020
2020 Q2 and God’s ROI | Justin Giboney on this day’s defining moment | Celebrating a fully funded ministry
Carmen opens with this commentary on the final day of June.
Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, except for February.
Today is the last day of 2020 Q2. Thank God, right?
Also the fiscal year end for many.
The end of a quarter always gets me thinking about God’s ROI.
Three ways to talk about this:
1. God has invested us with His image, given us His Word and filled us with His Spirit. And God expects us to live as if He is who He is – and be ready to demonstrate our faithfulness upon His return. (which takes us to #2)
- God guarantees a great return! That’s right – Jesus is coming again! What will He find in my life upon His return? Not just busy, but about the Father’s business. Not burying the talents God has given, but allowing them to bear righteous fruit for His glory.
- If you Google God’s ROI you’ll discover that El Roi is one of the names of God revealed in the Old Testament. El Roi is the God who sees. He saw Hagar in her distress when she and her son, Ishmael, were sent into the wilderness to die by Abraham – who had not only sinned against God, but against Hagar and against his own son whom she bore to him. God sees. God sees the single mother, God sees the hungry child, God sees those whom the world has treated as if they are less than image bearers of the living God.
On the last day of June, Q2 2020, let us bring the God who sees into focus. Yes, let us give God a faithful return on the investment He has made in each of us and all of us – and yes, let’s anticipate God’s great return in Jesus Christ – but let us also see today the God who sees, El Roi. And in seeing God, let us see ourselves more clearly. May the God who sees grant us His eyes today – and His heart and the very mind of Christ on the matters of our day.
Then Carmen talks with Justin Giboney from The AND Campaign about the reality of the difficult conversations we all need – and want – to have today. They talk about the last time they talked and the commitment to continue talking.
In the second half, Carmen is joined by Faith Radio colleagues Neil Stavem, Susie Larson and Bill Arnold to celebrate an exciting development in the media ministry.