As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10)
The comments yesterday related to the Discipline of Service were again superlative. Thanks to all who commented! Please be reminded that this week we will be focusing on a different Discipline each day. Today Libby will address the Discipline of Stewardship. As a reminder, you will play the part of Libby and share your thoughts on the challenges people are facing. Libby is not expected to be an expert. Rather, Libby simply shares from personal and practical experiences. So, please feel free to chime in even if you have questions yourself. Also, even if you don’t have the time to share, think about how you have addressed the challenge in your life or how you would address it in the life of a loved one.
Please review the Bible passage above and Heather’s challenge below.
I struggle with the Discipline of Stewardship. First, I tend to associate this Discipline with money, which I know is too narrow a definition. Second, I hesitate to give my hard-earned money to religious institutions because of all the scandals. Third, it is very easy to say everything I have is a gift from God, but translating that into the way I live is another matter. You can probably tell that this is not one of my strong areas. How do you put this Discipline into practice? As always your practical advice and the biblical basis for the advice would be greatly appreciated.
What thoughts would you like to share with Heather?