By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Accountable Stewardship
Placeholder Image

A steward is a responsible, trusted person who manages or oversees that which belongs to someone else. Spiritually speaking, each of us is called to be responsible stewards.

In Luke chapter 16, Jesus told the parable of the unjust steward, calling him to account for his stewardship.

Stewardship is doing what you can, the best you can, with what you have been entrusted. It deals with the way we view our life and all that goes with it. It includes all we are; all we do; and all we have.

Stewardship lies at the very heart of the Christian life and needs to be developed as an ongoing, life-response to God. All of life is sacred, and is a gift of God. Stewardship deals with how we are managing all that God has placed within our hands.

Stewardship also brings with it the idea of accountability. Each of us will one day give an account of our stewardship to God, for how we lived our lives and managed what he entrusted to us. Understanding our role as stewards is vital to living an effective Christian life.

With this is mind, we should be good stewards of our world, of our relationship with Christ, of our body and mind, of our relationships and friendships, of our financial and material resources, of our talents and abilities of our time and of the gospel of Christ.

At the very heart of stewardship is a total surrender of self to Christ and a desire to use this life and all His blessings for His glory and for the good of others. Jesus will one day call each of us into account for our personal stewardship and how we used that which he placed in our hands.

Perhaps there are areas of your life that need to be adjusted and prioritized differently. Ask God to help you make the necessary changes. Make the most of this life God has given you. Live for the purposes for which you were created.