Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Ripping Out the Weeds

As good stewards who are called to discern how we respond to the call of Jesus Christ, we must be about ripping those weeds out of our lives so the good seeds we plant can grow. For each of us, the weeds are different: money, ego, sex, greed, etc. If we don’t take a good honest look at our lives and make some tough choices, no amount of devotion or good works will make us better disciples.

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Citizens of Heaven

Paul wrote to the Philippians, “Our citizenship is in heaven.” How many of us “citizens of heaven” take seriously the expectations and requirements of that citizenship? Sometimes we act like nothing is truly required of us. 

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This Lent, Give Up and Give In

During this Lenten season, like all the other seasons, we will be asked to respond in many different ways. Every calling upon us comes with a temptation to take the easy way out or to minimize the value of the request.

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Called to Be One Another’s Eyes

Life is not always easy. Without faith, hope, and love, the road can be too hard to travel. We are not created to be alone. Instead, we are created to be traveling companions. However, the blind cannot lead the blind.

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Stewarding Our Wants and Needs

Have you ever given someone a present you couldn’t afford and think that was love? It wasn’t. We don’t show love by giving what we do not possess. We show love by meeting another’s needs and by sharing our very self with them.

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When the Supernatural is Natural

Do not ever take your simple actions of generosity and love for granted. As disciples called to a life of stewardship, we participate in something more profound than what we can see. We are blessed to be called to follow Jesus, and we bring blessing to all those with whom we choose to share ourselves. 

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He Will Never Let You Fall

Have you ever participated in various trust exercises, where you have to place your faith in others around you? Trust is important, especially in our relationship with Jesus. Trust in Jesus, the one who calls you to this life. His word is truth, and he would never let you fall. 

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The Joy of Witnessing

The truth is that there is great joy in being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Don’t rob others of the chance to know that joy for themselves. Stewardship living allows us to give witness to the Gospel with few words. Our actions speak much louder.

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The Significance of You

Each of us is significant. We are all created with unique gifts. God is counting on you to use what He has given you. If you don’t, who will?

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A New Moment, A New Life

Whether you feel the difference or not, baptism made you a new creation in Jesus Christ. You were marked for Him with an indelible mark that no one can remove, not even you.

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The Other Wise Man

Jesus himself rests in the lives of all those around us in need. If we live lives of generosity and graciousness, we may find ourselves on constant detours from the road on which we are traveling. It is in the detours and the unexpected circumstances of our journey that often times we find our true purpose in life.

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Seeing Each Other With Faith’s Eyes

When Elizabeth was visited by Mary, her joy was overwhelming. Do we greet one another with this joy? Would we do so if we saw each other through God’s eyes instead of our own?

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