Ponder a Stewardship â€œTâ€ â€“ TRUST
We might be thinking â€“ and rightly so -â€ I know that I can trust God. He loves me so totally and gives me blessings beyond measure and the gift of Jesus as my Savior and best friend. I am a child of God.â€
We absolutely agree! But did you ever think about the flip side: that God trusts us. He created us to be stewards or trustees of His world and all of life and lifeâ€™s resources to be used for Godâ€™s purposes.
â€œChristian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and Godâ€™s family, the church, in managing all of life and lifeâ€™s resources for Godâ€™s purposes.â€
Godâ€™s love is our motivation. Godâ€™s trust inspires our responsibility and is an encouragement to us to use Godâ€™s blessings to us for His purposes. His forgiveness encourages us onward to keep growing in stewardship. This trustee/steward/manager relationship actually provides the very purpose for our lives.
Our mental picture of a â€œtrusteeâ€ might reveal a very mature, â€œseniorâ€ member of a board who governs or advises a church, a corporation, etc. Actuallyâ€¦ the steward-ship trustee is Godâ€™s child of any age or circumstance joyfully serving as steward of all God has shared. We donâ€™t own the blessings and gifts from God, no matter what our age. We manage them for His purposes!
We are all maturing stewards in the church, community and families where we live our lives. Letâ€™s encourage one another! Looking forward to continued, purposeful, exciting growing together in stewardship.
â€”Holy Nativity Stewardship Ministry Team
Contact the Chair of the Stewardship Ministry Team today to learn more about how you and your family can assist in strengthening the spirit of Stewardship at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church â€“ Contact Ken Mauer