Deuteronomy 7:9 Therefore know that the Lord your God , He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments …
God is faithful. The sun comes up every morning, and sets every evening as the earth rotates on its axis.
The robins know when to fly south, and when to return to find their meals in our front and back yards.
The daffodils and the crocuses know exactly when to peek above the ground.
This is just some of the evidence that God is the Creator of everything and everyone; He is the most faithful steward of all!
Stewardship lies at the core of our faith. God so loves us that He has given us hundreds of promises as evidence of His care for us. He proves over and over again that we can trust Him.
Stewardship is at the core of the great commandment: “Loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and our neighbour as ourself”. This great commandment is lived:
through how we use our time;
as we use our Spiritual gifts;
as we use our natural abilities;
through the use and care of our material possessions; and,
as we care for our bodies and our minds and hearts so that we’re actually able to understand what it means to love our neighbour as ourself, and have the health and strength to be able to do it.
Let’s be mindful of the need to use our time to serve others; to use our Spiritual gifts and natural abilities to bless others; to share some of our material possessions to make certain that no one is in need; to make sure our church is able to meet its financial obligations while its doors are closed; to eat what nourishes us; to move in ways that strengthen us; to do things that protect our mental and emotional health; and, to trust God to meet our needs in every situation.
God has given us so much. He continues to care for us through all that we are facing. He’s the Good Shepherd, the most faithful Steward. Let’s follow His example.
Let’s pick one thing and do it today!
By Ann Donnelly