What are you going to do for God?
Stewardship involves all of life
When Jesus was born, the wise men brought gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh. Yet, everything we have is a gift from our Creator for us to use wisely to build up God’s kingdom here on earth. All of our resources and acts of service are simply a sacrifice of these three things.
Time is a very precious gift. Most of us feel we don’t have enough time for all the things we want to do. Everyone is given the same amount of time: 24 hours each day, 168 hours each week. The question is: How do we choose to use our time?
Henry David Thoreau once said:
“It is not enough to be busy, so are ants.
The question is what are we busy about?”
All of us have been blessed with various talents, whether we are aware of it or not, or whether we have developed our talents or not. Of course, it is usually not possible to develop all of our talents. But, ideally, we can and should develop some of them and use them wisely to bless the communities we belong to and are served by.
There are over 2,300 verses in the Bible about money, possessions and the right use of them. Why is this? Perhaps because God knows our propensity to misuse money or allows it to distract us from keeping our eyes on him.
A good steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with an increase to the Lord.
The question is: are you offering your time, talent, and treasure to the One who has given them so generously to you?
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?