Reflecting Upon God’s Trust In Us

I was just trying to figure out what to write today, when I got to thinking about the trust that God has in us. He really does trust us with a lot. Do we deserve that trust? Of course not! But I suppose knowing that He designed and created us, He often sees more potential in us than we see ourselves.

How often do you take the time to reflect upon your financial responsibilities and stewardship obligations? Your stewardship defines your relationship with the Lord. How you manage what God has entrusted to you is an accurate reflection of your heart. Does your heart reflect a good understanding that everything you are, and everything you have are nothing more than stewardship gifts from heaven? We are nothing more than managers of God’s good gifts.

What is your relationship to God? Do you have a good personal relationship with Him? Do you spend time developing this relationship? A good relationship is built upon trust. A good relationship is built upon faith, confidence and expectation. God expects you to do a good job taking care of your gifts; gifts of talent, time, health, possessions and wealth. Many things come and go in our life, but gifts given by God are with us virtually every minute of every day. Having said that, our daily decisions and daily walk should reflect the trust relationship we have developed with God, and this relationship should be growing closer and maturing continually.

Our life’s stewardship should reflect God’s interest in all He has entrusted to us. Genesis 1:26 records that God made us to rule over all the earth and all life on earth, both plant and animal. In Genesis 2:15, man was made steward over the Garden, in which there was gold, precious stones and rivers. In other words, we were created for more than going to heaven after a lifetime of waiting. We were created to be faithful stewards over the work of God’s hands; His creation.

God places in us a lot of trust; it is more than just money and finances. Our entire being and how we handle faithfulness, responsibility, accountability, honesty and integrity are involved. Stewardship is bringing everything we have to offer under the Lordship of Christ. What kind of a person makes a good steward? A person who has great respect for God and His creation. Are you a good steward?

Is your relationship with God reflected in every financial decision you make? When you receive income from the job God has blessed you with, do you pause to reflect on His goodness before you do anything else, or do you quickly spend it on nonessentials without regard to making the wise money-management decisions you know you should be making? Do you mirror the image of God? Do you reflect the wisdom of God in your financial life? Are you replicating His will in your financial world? Are you seeking insight and understanding before you initiate what seems right in your own eyes?

2 Corinthians 3:18
“But we Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him” (TLB).

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Content © Rich Brott, 2011

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