Whenever we hear the word “Stewardship” most of us immediately think about money and giving. The noun “steward” is more expansive and describes a person who acts as an agent or someone who looks after the property and financial affairs of another. In today’s terminology, a steward is like a manager—assigned to faithfully handle assets that belong to someone else. In our relationship with God, being a steward is a way of life that places The Lord firmly at the center.

Stewardship encompasses all areas of life. God cares about every facet of our existence; our relationships, health, the way we use our time, wealth and planet. Stewardship isn’t so much about ‘giving’ money (although important), as it is about the transformation we experience when Jesus is first in our lives. Stewardship, in fact, is a gift and position of responsibility to God, each other and the planet. Above all, let’s remember that Stewardship is a great honor and “…not about what God wants from you but rather, what He wants for you…” We are all encouraged to be committed stewards in at least four crucial areas of life:

Our Time, Ecclesiastes 3:1; Ephesians 5:15-16
Our Health, 3 John 1:2; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Our Relationships Ephesians 6:1-3; Hebrews 10:24-25
Our Finances Romans 13:8; Proverbs 21:20 Proverbs 27:3

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