Stewardship is the careful management of what God has entrusted to us. It encompasses our time, talents, and treasure.
The Bible teaches that God owns everything and we are simply managers of what He has given us. When we steward our time, talents, and treasure wisely, we honor God and use God’s resources to make a difference in the world.
We have 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. How we use our time is a matter of stewardship.
We can choose to spend our time on things that are important to God, such as spending time with our loved ones, serving in our church or community, and pursuing our passions. Or we can choose to waste our time on things that don't matter, such as watching too much TV or playing video games.
God has given each of us unique talents and abilities. We can use our talents to serve God and others or waste them on selfish pursuits.
For example, if you have a gift for music, you could use it to lead worship at your church or volunteer to play in a nursing home band. If you're good at writing, you could start a blog or write for your church newsletter. If you're handy with tools, you could volunteer to help fix up homes in need.
The money we have is a gift from God. We can use our money to support God's work in the world and to help those in need, or we can hoard it for ourselves.
When we give to our church or other charities, we are helping to support the spread of the gospel and to meet the needs of others. We are also giving back to God a portion of what He has given to us.
Stewardship is a way of life
Stewardship is more than just giving money to our church. It's about using all of our resources, including our time, talents, and treasure, to make a difference in the world.
When we steward our resources wisely, we are honoring God and using our gifts to make a difference in the lives of others.
As you consider the time, talents, and treasure God has given to you, please remember that we are “working Together — Celebrating God’s good gifts.”