5 Areas of Stewardship – Simplify Your Life & Pay Attention To What Matters Most

Romans 14:12
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

It is my prayer that you have decided that you want to live a life of Biblical Stewardship. If that’s you – Congratulations! You are on your way to a blessed life and eternal rewards.

The desire to be a good steward is only the beginning. Now you must activate stewardship principles in your life. Life is endlessly complex, and everyone’s circumstances are different. It can be overwhelming to know where to start. Perhaps you try to be a good steward, but struggle to follow through. With God’s help, you can do it.

This article will simplify your approach to stewardship by categorizing your life into 5 general areas. You can stay on track and continue pleasing the Lord if you keep these areas in focus.

1. Time

Time is life. Literally.
Time is more than numbers on a clock. Time is the measurement of life. It is an accounting of your time on earth.

Although our souls are eternal, God made earthly life with an expiration date. We have a beginning and an end here on Earth. Time is not your enemy any more than the speedometer in your car is your enemy. They both function as a measuring device.

Time must be stewarded, or it will be wasted. How many days have we “wasted time?” How often do you get distracted only to find that you “wasted too much time” on a task or event?

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What is a Steward? and how to be a good one

The Bible Doctrine of stewardship is an important concept for each Christian to learn.  It is a completely different mindset than how the world-system operates.  Are you a good steward? Find out in this article.

The world operates by the philosophy of ownership.  “It’s mine so I’ll do what I want” is the prevailing attitude.  Stewardship is the opposite.  The philosophy of stewardship says, “I’ve been entrusted with what belongs to someone else and I must give an account of how I handle it.”

You like the idea of stewardship even if you aren’t aware of it.  For example, If you let someone borrow your car, do you want them to drive it like they stole it (ownership)? Or would you rather them drive it like your grandma?  (stewardship)

One who lives by the principles of stewardship is a called a steward.  Let’s learn what a Biblical steward is and how to be a good one.

The word “steward” is an old word and the concept has been around since the Garden of Eden.  

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How To Get The Best Price When Buying a Car

Almost every family I know has a vehicle.  Next time you need to buy one make sure you are getting the best price.  Here is a method that has saved me thousands of dollars.

A vehicle is one of the largest purchases your family will make.  Ensure that you are a good steward by getting a good deal.

You may not need this information today, but I pray it will give you some things to think about.  File it away or bookmark it for the future.

Buying a vehicle is challenging.  What make and model do I get?  How much can I afford?  How do I get a good deal?

Often the joy of buying a new vehicle is shadowed by the experience of working with dealerships.  Every aspect of a car dealership is carefully crafted to get you in the door and make them money.  They have many tricks to get you to pay as much as you can and more than you were planning.  Don’t be a victim.

Don’t get me wrong.  There are honest salesmen and (more…)

Don’t Be Envious of Sinners – 30 Days to Victory

Day 28

How you think about sin and sinners will protect you from temptation or open the door for seduction.

 

Psalm 37:1  “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”

There are two commands in this verse that will keep us from falling into foolish thinking regarding sinners.  

Fret Not

The word “fret” literally means to grow warm from agitation. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines the word in this verse to mean, “To tease; to irritate; to vex; to make angry.”

What do you think about when you see the prosperity of the wicked?  Does it (more…)

The Temptation of Riches – 30 Days To Victory

Day 25

An unbiblical philosophy of money has ruined many people.  Will you be another casualty?

 

1 Timothy 6:9   “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”

In the Bible, the word “riches” speaks of abundance.  Usually, it means the wealth of money and possessions.  This verse warns that money has unique temptations.  Let’s learn them so we can protect ourselves.

Desire for Riches

Money represents power, possessions, and options.  Who wouldn’t like to have extra money after all the bills are paid?  Who wouldn’t want the choices that riches provide?  We all would.

Yet, the desire for money can become controlling.  Covetousness (more…)