Life in the Spirit – Steward
I Corinthians 4:1-5 So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
Life stewardship is the part of the journey of faith where personal growth plans and Christian character development really take root. It is only through first living as a worshiper and then living in Biblical community that I will really understand the Biblical perspective on life, to understand that God has given me every part of my life, and that I am tasked with stewarding it, with managing it for God’s purposes. Jesus didn’t just come to forgive us; He turned us into saints, people through whom He wanted to live, in and through community, but out in the world too. That’s what it means to have this gift of life.