Making Stewardship Work:
Christian Stewardship is an acknowledgement of God’s divine provisions and a response to the Lord Jesus Christ’s redeeming grace through a life of giving and the proper management of God’s resources.
As stewards, Christians realize that God owns all things. We are only managers. There are no self-made persons. As is made clear in Scripture, no one can claim wealth of his or her own making: But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18).
Many people consider stewardship solely from a financial context. But stewardship encompasses considerably more than the proper use and management of money. It is the recognition of personal privilege and the fulfillment of personal responsibility for administration of the whole of life (the mind, the body, the heart, the home, time, talent, influence, material substance, everything in accordance with the spirit and ideas of Christ.
Stewardship is giving a regular accounting to the owner “God” of what we are doing with the resources that have been entrusted to our care. Ideally, we should be using these blessings as best we can to GLORIFY and EDIFY GOD’S KINGDOM.