Being a Biblical Steward
Do you know the difference between being an institutional steward and a Biblical steward? The institutional steward looks at his church as an institute with a budget and needs to be met and a place where he can be served. Then he tries to “give his share” and “do his part” while complaining if his needs are not met. The Biblical steward, on the other hand, looks at the gifts God has given him. He gives according to the blessings he has received, not to fulfill an obligation. He seeks to discover the gifts God has given him and uses them in whatever way he can in service to fellow believers and others. Usually the steward who is busy using his gifts finds that his own needs are met in the process of helping others.
God has chosen us to be His own. He has made us His children and stewards of the gifts He daily gives us. “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,” admonishes the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help me to show my gratitude continually for Who You are and all that You do for me each and every day. Use me in Your service. Amen.
Blessings on your journey as a steward!