God entrusts us with responsibility for ourselves, our world, our fellow humans, and our material resources. God blesses our efforts as we live for Him. We are God’s stewards, entrusted by Him with time and opportunities, abilities and possessions, and the blessings of the earth and its resources. We are responsible to Him for their proper use. We acknowledge God’s ownership by faithful service to Him and our fellow human beings, and by returning tithe and giving offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and the support and growth of His church. Stewardship is a privilege given to us by God for nurture in love and the victory over selfishness and covetousness. Stewards rejoice in the blessings that come to others as a result of their faithfulness.
“Every faculty you have, your power of thinking, or moving your limbs from moment to moment is given you by God.
If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not His own already.”
C.S Lewis, Mere Christianity
As to all that we have and are, we are but stewards of the Most High God.
On all our possessions, on our time, and talents, and influence, and property, he has written, “Occupy for me, till I shall come.”
To obey his instructions and serve Him faithfully, is the true test of obedience and discipleship.