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Recent Devotionals

Identity Roles – Steward of Resources

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
— Matt 6:19-21 (ESV)

Everything we are and have belongs to God. I am his creation and he wants me to live not as an owner but as a steward of the resources he provides. God has purposes for the ’stuff’ that is in our lives, but as stewards, not owners. Rather than treasure ‘stuff’, he wants us to treasure relationships, and use ’stuff’ to bless others (including those for whom we are responsible). Start today by asking yourself, “Which do I treasure more—‘stuff’ or people?”

Identity Roles – Minister of Compassion

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NIV)

The third level of Christian relationship and identity is in how God loves through us in powerful ways. We are called to serve the poor in our world. This can be poor economically, socially, relationally, or spiritually. As God has dealt mercifully with us, we can be ministers of compassion to those around us, giving them the comfort that God has given us.