This month’s theme is one that is often ignored, because we really don’t want to talk about it. No, it’s not death, but close — stewardship: or as Beth Anne told me, taking care of God’s stuff. We don’t like to talk about it because down deep, we can’t bring ourselves to admit it’s God’s stuff. We fool ourselves into believing it’s ours. We have money because we got a good job and worked hard. We’re talented because we recognized an innate ability and developed it. And time! Don’t even go there! Surely any time we can carve out of our busy, productive life is our own. We’ve earned the right to some relaxation!
The Bible tells us this kind of thinking is dead wrong. We’re the managers, not the owners, of everything we have, even ourselves. God made the world, and God made us. He gives us our daily bread, and so much more. He expects us to use all these things wisely.
So this month I hope we’ll see lots of posts on our time, talent and treasure. What are we doing with them? Are we being good stewards? Are we multiplying them or squandering them? Are we using them to build up or tear down? Will we hear the words “good and faithful servant” the day we meet Jesus in eternity?
Of course, at times we may be led to go off topic and post what the Spirit has put on our heart. We are after all “free in Christ.” I look forward to this month together. Readers, don’t hang back. Use your ideas to encourage us. We want to hear from you.