The Gift of Faith
Faith is the most precious gift anyone can receive from God (Ephesians 2:8-9). By faith, we believe that God will do what He has promised to do. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). God promises eternal life to all who believe. He also provides for our needs, gives us peace and fellowship with Him, and guides our ways. Everything from God is free and unconditional, including the faith to believe.
To be fruitful with our faith is to live knowing that God will keep His promises. Being a faithful steward involves applying the gift of faith in order to please the Lord. Faith in Christ affects the way we conduct ourselves at work, at home, and at church. The depth of our faith will affect our giving and whether we treat our neighbors like the Good Samaritan treated the traveler (Luke 10:25-37) or like the Rich Man treated Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). When God is exalted, joy and gratitude permeate our lives. With hearts and minds turned toward God, we begin to see others through His eyes, walk in His steps, and love others as He loves them.
Prayer: Dear good and gracious Heavenly Father, I thank You for all my blessings especially the gift of faith. Keep my faith steadfast and help me to live out my faith. In Jesus’ holy and precious name I pray. Amen.
Blessings on your journey as a steward!