What I have or do not have, does not determine whether or not I am trustworthy. Rather, what I choose to do with what I have been given, determines the condition of my heart.
As I look to the only perfect example, there is much for me to recognize regarding the character of Christ and His courageous stewardship.
1) He had the unconditional love of the Father. He did not hoard it in His own heart, rather He freely gave it away every time anyone drew near unto Him.
2) He had access to the very same power that created the heavens and the earth, yet He chose to enter the earth as a powerless baby.
3) As Jesus grew, though He had in Him all wisdom, He humbly sat in the temple and listened to the teachings.
4) Though He had the authority to bring judgment on all sinners who sought Him, He instead chose to extend forgiveness and healing.
5) When faced with the cross, though He had done no wrong, He willingly took my place so that I might have life.
All that Jesus was given, He freely gave. All that was asked of Him, He openly obeyed. Jesus demonstrated a life of supreme stewardship. The very life that He’d been given, He lovingly gave away.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son and allowing His life to show me what sincere stewardship looks like. Lord Jesus, You have given me an abundant life, help me to give abundantly – my love, my time, my resources, my strength, my song, my very life – as all that I am and all that I have is only because You have bestowed it upon me. Please continue to teach me how I am to be a faithful steward so that I may be counted trustworthy before You – be it with little or with much. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present