Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Giving as God Does

Ask yourself this question — what would you pray for if you really believed God could and would do anything for you? In my experience, we all have something. We all have that miracle we’re afraid to request, afraid we will be disappointed.

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What’s in it for me?

I think we’ve all been guilty of looking at a situation and wondering what’s in it for us. Often, our first reaction to one of these requests is a heavy sigh. Sometimes it surprises us to realize that the Apostles were no different.

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If Heaven were like Harvard

When you think about it, the virtues required to enter Heaven should be even closer within the grasp of those who never had to worry about where their food is coming from. The same is true for stewardship potential.

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Therein lies the…rib

“If I were God…” is a dangerous way to start a sentence, but how many of us do this? Probably more regularly than we would like to admit. Where is the rib you are missing today? What are the opportunities God has set before you?

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Breaking the Stewardship Mold

Have you noticed how we always tend to pigeonhole one another? Thinking like this is a good indication that we aren’t in conversation with God. If we have already decided what we are and are not meant to do, we aren’t likely to pray over it.

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The View from the Back of the Line

Have you known that person? The one who leaves every person they encounter feeling a little more blessed for having met them? We wonder how they do it, how they have it in them. We’re a little envious, even if we don’t let ourselves acknowledge it.

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Can You Walk the Walk?

Loving our neighbor, welcoming the stranger, feeding the poor — it all sounds fantastic, especially when we’re the ones saying it. But the doing — well, that’s a different story, isn’t it?

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Choosing Deafness

I bet all of us parents who have sat through a hearing evaluation test with a preschooler — especially a particularly strong-willed one — have experienced a moment where we ask ourselves: I wonder if there’s something wrong with her hearing.

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Give it All Back

Pop culture has given us a unique idea of the term justice. Justice is about taking. Taking what’s owed. Taking revenge. But when you remember the presence of an all-loving and all-merciful God, it turns our gunslinging sense of justice on its head.

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Submission as Stewardship

God has granted us that freedom with the salvation He offers. We are no longer the slaves of sin. Now He asks us to be subordinate to one another, in the name of Christ. That’s the real challenge of stewardship, isn’t it? Subordination.

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WWMD?

WWJD bracelets were all the rage about 25 years ago in Christian circles. I’ve always wondered if a WWMD bracelet might not make just as much sense, and maybe more. What Would Mary Do? I would argue that Mary was the most exemplary steward who ever lived.

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What’s your Hearth Cake?

What sustains your ability to be a good disciple, a good steward? What inspires you to give more freely, to love more abundantly? Whatever it is, that’s your hearth cake. The Angel of the Lord is nudging you in your sleep.

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