Life is busier today than it has even been. Everything seems to be moving faster and faster. Technology has changed the way we manage our lives and streamlined the means in which we meet our daily challenges. Yet we watch how one day becomes the next, and each year seems to slip by into another, picking up speed as we grow older and hopefully wiser. All too often we have not been able to tackle or accomplish all we have set out to do.
Typically, almost every morning I begin my day by preparing a list of all the tasks and challenges I need to address. I have a calendar on my desk, on my computer, on my iPad and iPhone. I even write things on little slips of paper and sticky notes, which can be found, stuck all over my desk.
Yet with all of those reminders and ‘To Do Lists”, it is amazing just how many things slip through the cracks and do not get completed. I think back to when life was slower, when phones were stationary, and when working a half-day didn’t mean putting in 12 hours.
Because of all of the growing demands on our lives many of us have come to rely on the world of technology more. This whole domain available to us can not only help us remember to perform our tasks, but can work to even accomplish some of these responsibilities for us.
In our home, we have many of our monthly financial commitments setup on auto-pay through the internet. My wife and I know that with all we are involved in, having direct payments manage our important expenses keeps us from being late or even missing those obligations altogether when our good intentions get crowded out by our harried lifestyle.
If you are like we are, then I know you would consider your support of ministries to be in the category of important expenses.
With this in mind it occurred to me that some of you may not be aware that The Messianic Times has options available to make your financial commitments easier and automatic. Some of you have already committed to monthly credit card options or automatic bank withdrawals. Others, who may not be internet or computer savvy, have preferred to send in post-dated checks.
Using any of these methods means you never have to worry about being too busy that you miss out on the blessing of helping to reach out to the lost with the Good News of Yeshua.
Having incoming monthly support on auto-payment also allows The Messianic Times to better plan our budget so that we can be Biblically accountable in our financial management.
Luke 14:28-30 reads, “For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and figure out the cost, to see if he has enough to finish it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and isn't able to finish everything, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and wasn't able to finish!”
Personally speaking, knowing that my own financial commitments are taken care of allows me to focus my energies in other areas. Making the decision to support ministries on a monthly automatic payment plan takes away the necessary work involved, and helps in our own budgetary strategies. I have peace of mind when it comes to fulfilling those commitments that I felt led by God to make.
You can also send in your first automatic gift payment by credit card on your enclosed preprinted form, and write “Monthly EFT” on the form. We will recognize that this is your desire to begin using automatic payments.
Thank you for considering adding The Messianic Times to your automatic payment schedule. We truly appreciate each and every donation that finds its way into our ministry, and pray the Lord will bless you throughout this year, as we partner together in sharing the Good News of the Gospel around the world.
Sincerely in Yeshua,
PS. Monthly partners with The Messianic Times are called ‘Israel Covenant Family Members’. For your participation as an auto-pay monthly partner, we will send you a beautifully signed Israel Covenant Family Member certificate. Ask for yours when you reply.