We’re Stewards

January 5, 2017

in the generous life

I’d like to throw a concept at y’all.

Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care

Biblically we don’t own anything, even ourselves. We’ve been bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:20). Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God and we are stewards.

We're Stewards - Take care of yourself. Take care of them.

We are taking care of ourselves and everything in our sphere of influence for Him. Does that change how you look at life? Does that change what you do?

Would you take better care of yourself? Eat better? Get more sleep?
Would you look at your marriage differently? Parenting?
 How will you handle your finances?
 What does that say about your time use?
 Do you have any giftings God is calling you to use?

As you walk into the new year, please spend time with God and talk to Him about the different areas of your life. He is a wise and kind Lord. As steward how will you respond? 

You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.  1 Corinthians 6:19b-20a  ESV

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Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you trust Him and follow His lead.

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This Month’s Marriage Challenge ♥ Daily: List something about your husband or marriage for which you are grateful.

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Becoming Minimalist: Get Uncluttered in 2017 If you need encouragement to get your house in order, consider this class. Declutter your home, own less, and save more.

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Debra Fileta: 5 Things Every Married Couple Should Do Practical ways you can grow your marriage.

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Jerry Stumpf January 5, 2017 at 11:29 am

Isn’t it ironic that we each enter a marriage of our own free will and then believe we obtain some sort of ownership over our spouse?

Many years ago, it occurred to me that if I was to be the husband God and my wife wanted me to be, I had to surrender my will and serve my wife. When that happened, I was blessed with ownership. Not selfish dictator. I was in charge of how the family developed and how our marriage survived.

When I tried to maintain a stranglehold on the relationship, all parties suffered. The two key words in your definition above are “management” & “Entrusted”.

Thank you for including links back to my posts. This week is :9 tips to disperse marriage arguments: Arguments become zero occurrences when we recognize we are stewards and not dictators.

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