Summary: In Life God entrust things to us, Time, Talent and Treasure and as good stewart’s he wants us to use them for His Honor and Glory.
Choosing Life Not Death
Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)
19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
I have seen that life is full of choices and decisions. I also Believe that God is a good God, a Loving Father. That our heavenly Father wants us to be Blessed in life and to be a Blessing.
James 1:16-17 (NKJV)
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Jesus taught us this so Clearly, by just a few verses in the Bible.
John 10:10 (NKJV)
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 14:1-10 (NKJV)
1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
4 And where I go you know, and the way you know."
5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."
8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ’Show us the Father’?
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
John 12:44 (NKJV)
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.
Colossians 1:15-18 (NKJV)
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Jesus came to show us the Father God, and we see so clearly that He is a Good Father and a Loving Father.
Yet, if I try to figure out life or God, by what I see in this world, then without the revelation of the Bible, God’s word, I would start thinking that God was a skitso, a double minded person.
But after years of life and reading His word, I know that He is a Good Father God.
Andrew Wommack said this:
Tragedy can come from three sources: God, Satan, and natural law. God has used nature to bring judgment. However, the New Testament believer is exempt from this punitive judgment of God since Jesus bore it for him.
Satan is the source of much of the calamity that people ascribe to God. Many problems arise because people violate the natural laws that God put into motion. If a person drives recklessly and kills himself, it’s not God or the devil that killed him. He violated natural law and thus paid the price. It is incorrect to believe that God controls everything and therefore always has some redemptive design in tragedies. This type of thinking will lead us to ignore the devil, thereby giving him a freehand to destroy our lives. It will also cause us not to use wisdom concerning natural laws, because we will think that nothing can happen unless God wills it. We must remember that God is a good God.
So where am I going with this and especially with Stewardship.
True Stewardship requires a Choice. God has given me an amazing gift called free will. It’s with this gift that we make decision to do good or to do wrong. We make the decisions, not God. He leads us to good, but we must choice it.