Mid-Week Stewardship Thought

Controlling our Money

Money can be a curse or a blessing. If we become engrossed in wanting and having it, it becomes the treasure that keeps us from the true riches God would like us to have. It becomes a curse. If we use our money, whether we have little or much, for the furthering of God’s kingdom on earth, it is a tool that can enhance our relationship with Christ. Then it is a blessing to us and others. When we see wealth as a tool rather than a treasure, we will have taken a giant step toward controlling our money.

God gives us money not for our own gratification, but for His purposes. We need to show self-discipline in our demands and desires for self-gratification. God wants us to give to others, share what we have, and assist those in need.

Our aims should be to equip ourselves to be good stewards of the financial gifts God has entrusted to us, to learn how to acquire a Godly perspective on money, and to encourage one another to “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well” (Mathew 6:33).

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help me to be faithful in the stewarding of the money that You entrust to me. Help me to hold onto my money loosely. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Blessings on your Journey as a Steward!

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bobherring2009

Living in north central Arkansas among the trees and lakes serving the Lord in one of His churches. A lifelong Lutheran who cares greatly about God's Church. Recently married and enjoying life with my dear wife. Many interests--St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Blues!

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