Of Investing in God and the Malawi Economy

By Burnett Munthali

It baffles me to hear from the whole President saying the people of Malawi must invest in seeking God as they struggle economically. I don’t believe the economic challenges we have today are a spiritual warfare that need solving through kneeling down and praying only. We need solutions to the Malawi economy that can work not biblical jargon.

Seeking God

Seeking God simply means growing the Kingdom by Giving. It’s a way of asking currency members of believers to give to your Church. This is probably the most obvious choice, and rightly so. Give to a missionary. Give to faith-based charities. Give to ministries. Give to Christian Education. Shop at Christian-Owned Companies. Invest in Local Christians. Buy Books and Resources to Spur Spiritual Growth.

The Bible doesn’t specifically state that we should invest, but also does not forbid it. Investing is mentioned in Proverbs 31:16 and used in Jesus’s parables (ex. Parable of the Ten Minas found in Luke 19:11-27), implying that it is expected and normal.

Call for Prayer, Chakwera

Learn to invest your time in the study of the Word, prayer, soul-wining and other spiritual activities like attending church services and other scheduled meetings regularly. Spend quality time in fellowship with the Holy Spirit every day.

The reading from the Gospel today draws our attention to the time between the Lord’s ascension and his return in glory, a time during which we are called to invest (ourselves) and work hard in order to receive the crown of salvation on the day of judgment.

To me, being a spiritual investor, or spiritual entrepreneur, means caring about the footprint we leave behind. Everything we do and every financial decision we make leaves a lasting trace. It’s up to us to decide what we want that trace to be.

As you can tell from this list, there are as many ways to invest in God’s kingdom as there are people and ministries. If you feel God calling you to give of your time, talent, and treasure, begin with your local church. When the needs are met there, ask God to show you where else he wants to use you.

4:8) to serving Jesus (Heb. 6:10), God will reward his disciples with treasures in heaven. So, yes, be generous with your money by investing in God’s Kingdom through supporting your local church and tending to those in need, but also seek to live your life for the glory of God and the good of others.

Let’s invest in seeking in God audio means praying to God. “You are the God who provides all my needs according to your riches in Glory. I come to You as I am struggling financially, asking for your provision. Remove my fear, doubt, and unbelief. Fill me with Your peace and confidence in the promise of your care for me in time of need.”

The President is talking Malawians to pray for wealth.
“Dear God, I pray for abundance and financial prosperity in my life. Please bless me with the resources and opportunities to achieve my financial goals and provide for myself and my loved ones.

How do you become rich through Bible? Work hard and become successful in life but don’t think of yourself as better than others because of your material wealth. In Deuteronomy 8:18 Moses reminds us, “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” Don’t put your hope in your wealth.


President Chakwera is not specific which verse in the Bible he is referring to add you can see. There are many verses in the holy Bible talking about investment in seeking God so we don’t know how Malawians will break free from these economic challenges that have come as a result of poor leadership of the President and his government.

Someone says “Investing in God it means we will harvest eternity nothing to do with country’s economy. It is not discussed in parliament.” Another contributed to this discussion saying “Chakwera’s Nedbank account in South Africa has trillions of dollars, anyway he is the pastor.”

I don’t know how many countries use prayer as a sole method of solving their economic challenges.