Wisdom From Oasis

Stewardship

Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today.

“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” — 1 Corinthians 4:2

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” — 1 Peter 4:10

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” — Colossians 3:23

And one more, Matthew 25:14-30.

Stewardship is a word that most Christians are well familiar with. And about everyone understands the word’s meaning. Stewards faithfully take care of what their master places in their management.

So, what has your Master placed in your management?

Look around you. It’s all in your hand. In Genesis, God gave Adam dominion over all living things, but He also gave Adam responsibility to take care of the garden of Eden.

“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” — Genesis 2:15

I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. God blesses us with gifts and talents. They are not ours to keep, but are placed with us to multiply, to bless others with, and fulfill God’s purpose for us. Every human is born with a purpose and talents and gifts to help fulfill that purpose. But if that human doesn’t choose to manage those gifts and nurture those talents, they are wasted. That is not good stewardship.

God didn’t have to let you wake up this morning, but here you are. Time is something else God has placed with you today. And there are so many ways we can spend it. You could spend all day roaming on social media. You could use the time to call a distant relative and let them know you’re praying for them. I could go on forever. But the thing to remember is that we are given time. As good stewards,  we need to manage our time in a way that glorifies God.

God has given us so much. The promises and blessings are overflowing. The love and mercy is never-ending. There should be nothing we aren’t willing to do for Him. Granted, we get scared sometimes when what He commands us to do gets us out of our comfort zone. And yes, sometimes we flat-out don’t want to do it. And sometimes, we can’t see how He could provide the means for us to do it.

So, you can hide it in the dirt, or use it for His glory.

When He gives us something, time, energy, talents, whatever it may be, we are to faithfully take care of what He’s given. Remember, the good and faithful servant entered into the joy of his Lord.

–Faith Cross

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