Stewardship is paramount for Christians as we walk the path of Sanctification to draw closer to God. We’re entrusted with time, money, relationships, and talents. Let’s not squander these gifts but cultivate them wisely.
Even in moments of waiting and uncertainty, God doesn’t expect us to know exactly what to do. He doesn’t even expect us to be perfect and make every right decision. He requires us to do the next right thing. To be a good steward of the things He has entrusted to us and has placed in our purview.
1. Ephesians 5:15-16 (NLT): “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.”
Time races by. Wise stewardship compels us to seize every moment, investing in pursuits that glorify God. Frivolous distractions fade, but moments spent in working intentionally for the Lord have eternal significance.
2. Luke 16:10 (NLT): “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
Stewardship starts small. Whether it’s managing finances or being intentional with relationships, faithful stewardship in the little paves the way for greater responsibilities. God measures our faithfulness through the lenses of small acts. Sometimes it’s not just about stewarding your finances well, it’s about taking the next right step and moving closer to God. That might look like focusing on the small task in front of you, or it might mean you make the big step in faith through the door God has opened.
3. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT): “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
Talents aren’t for hiding. God equips us uniquely. To steward well, we must employ our talents in service to others. When we humbly use what we have, God’s glory shines through our actions.
4. Proverbs 27:23 (NLT): “Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds.”
Our financial stewardship mirrors our heart. To honor God, understand your financial situation. Manage resources wisely, allocate to needs, and give generously. A heart aligned with God’s purpose will direct your financial decisions.
5. Matthew 5:23-24 (NLT): “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.”
Relationships matter profoundly. Steward them well. Resolve conflicts, forgive, and nurture bonds. Our ability to reconcile reflects Christ’s love in action. Prepare yourself to glorify God through harmonious connections.
Stewardship isn’t just about managing resources; it’s about aligning our lives with God’s design. Purposefully manage time, invest in relationships, share your talents, and use your finances wisely. This isn’t a mere checklist but a calling to honor God in every facet of life. As Christian women, let’s embrace stewardship as a path toward glorifying our Creator and preparing ourselves to be vessels of His grace.
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