The Kingdom Investor

08 - From Earthly Wealth to Impactful Kingdom Living | Bob Reinhart

September 04, 2022 Episode 8
The Kingdom Investor
08 - From Earthly Wealth to Impactful Kingdom Living | Bob Reinhart
Show Notes

The problem with the pursuit of wealth, success, and fame is that it tends to displace God in our lives. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). Where does your heart lie? Is your life defined by the material things that you possess? Do you measure success by your rank and title? Let God’s love for you transform your life from the earthly measure of wealth to finding true fulfillment in pursuit of His kingdom. 

In our conversation today, our guest Bob Reinhart talks about being fundamentally transformed by encounters with Jesus. Reflecting on the pivotal moments of his life, Bob had always trusted God, enabling him to discern God’s bidding even in the toughest of times. Listen to Bob’s stories and find out why helping hurting people has become more fulfilling than making money or being successful. Hear how with constant communication with God, he’s found his life’s purpose, surrendering earthly wealth, leaving profit-amassing pursuits, and living his life for the enrichment of God’s kingdom.

Key Points From This Episode: 

  • Bob shares his background story, his corporate career, his real estate business
  • Becoming a Christian, he became interested in planting churches, joined the church staff, and eventually became a pastor while his real estate business took a dive and slumped.
  • What period of Bob’s life had been formative in his life journey?
  • Bob’s difficult transition from a failed real estate business to full-time ministry, from earthly riches to working for God’s kingdom
  • Area of his life that Bob considers most successful and of which he’s most proud of
  • Why helping hurting people is more fulfilling for Bob than making money or being successful or having prestige
  • How Bob uses his time, talent, and treasure to serve and glorify God and further His impact on the world
  • Bob’s advice on how to grow personally in our relationship with the Lord as the foundation for impacting our nation 
  • Moving from California to Kentucky, Bob compares how people and the community are different. 
  • How the Lord changed Bob’s heart and aligned him towards living a more generous, giving fruitful life, being in tune and listening to the Holy Spirit, and allowing Him to influence his life decisions 
  • How does Bob think we, as Christians, can make a bigger impact in the world?
  •  What does Bob think about leaving a legacy?
  • Bob answers the lightning-round questions.


“I don't care about my legacy. All I care about is when I'm standing in front of Jesus, and He says to me, “well done”. So, I'm asking him, keep me, teach me, show me, direct me, guide me. What do you want me to do? Where do you want me to go? And help me do that.”

“Lord, I don't think you're using me in a very effective way. I am willing and available to you to do whatever it is you want me to do. I don't care what it is, I will do it.”

“I became very interested in people who are hurting, and who are lost. The Lord has gifted me with the gift of evangelism and that became my focus. I led a ministry that focused on all kinds of hurts, habits, and hang-ups.”

“I was a multi-millionaire. I became pretty wealthy during that time, but it all just seemed to me to be a kind of fruitless endeavor.“

“Once I got into ministry and started helping hurting people, that was so thrilling to me. I enjoy that way more than I ever enjoyed making money in real estate. If I had to make a choice, I would never go back to real estate. I would never go back to any kind of enterprise that focuses on making money, or being successful or having prestige.” 

“The morality levels in this country have changed. What's good is now being called bad, and what's bad is now being called good. I see this disturbing trend and I can see that we need to have revival in this countr