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How To Practice Christian Stewardship

Good Stewardship Is A Part Of God’s Financial
Plan For Successful Kingdom Living

 

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I realize it can be difficult for many people to follow the Word or scripture when it comes to obeying what God says about money growth.  This is one of the reasons I wrote the Bible study, Your Financial Breakthrough, for Godly living and Christian money growth.  It helps Christians understand the spiritual as well as the physical benefits we experience when we trust God for our financial increase by believing what He says ad obeying.

One of the most important messages we have in the Bible for financial growth is good stewardship.  Yet, it causes much fear in the hearts of God’s children because they fear losing control over their spending.  In actuality it has the opposite affect.  It empowers us to have more spendable money, more thankfulness for what we have and an abundance of everything we need!

 

What Is Christian Stewardship?

Scripturally, Christian stewardship is an attitude as well as a lifestyle Christians need to develop because it’s important to God.  Not having this attitude is one of the main reasons Christians overspend–even when they are trying hard to save money.   So please pay special attention to this short lesson because it’s paramount to your continued financial growth, especially if you are in the midst of getting out of debt.

Christian stewardship will take away your debt reality and replace it with the confidence that you are “above” or in control of your finances rather than stuck under a pile of debt or financial lack even if that is your present reality.  Good stewardship makes faith soar for scriptural financial growth and debt relief. It also creates the desire for taking control over one’s spending and it builds a desire for saving and investing.

Stewardship also creates wisdom over money such as using cash only or credit cards as a convenience. If you’re committed, it will keep you from using credit cards as a main spending source without the available cash to back up the credit used in order to avoid further debt at the end of each month or credit card cycle.

It’s important to practice Christian stewardship with everything they have. However, in order to be a good steward it’s necessary to know what God has to say about it so that we can regard it His way and actively live it daily.

A definition of Christian stewardship is the careful and responsible management of something that has been entrusted into your care. Luke 16:10-14 (KJV) gives instruction on the subject from a Biblical point of view.

Luke 16:10-14 (KJV)

10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 

Commit What You Have And Do For The Lord

Luke 16:10-13 describes how we need to consider what we have. If you prove to God that He cannot trust you with the little you have, how can He trust you with abundance?   How can God work in your circumstances if you do not take care of what you have while you are resting in Christ or trusting God for debt relief or financial growth? He needs your cooperation through good stewardship. Otherwise, you will spend money out of control and become filled with stress.  Stress leads to doubt and fear that God will not or cannot help you! It will steal God’s blessings from you.

Verse 12 says that if we are not faithful with the money we borrow, then how can we be blessed with our own money? We have to take care of what we have and what others entrust to us or else we will never see increase but lack! If you have borrowed money from others, pay them back! This is an important part of being a good steward and an honorable person in Christ. Integrity brings honor to God and to your character. Good stewardship will make you responsible and a person others look up to as an example of someone to respect.

Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”

 

Money and material goods are not all that we should consider taking care of with respect, reverence and honor to God.  We need to have an attitude of good stewardship over everything God has entrusted us with.  Even our children have been entrusted to us by God.  We need to take the best care of them that we can and prepare them with God’s wisdom to be a success in life life for God rather than to do our bidding or become what we desire rather than what God has planned for them.

Let go of feeling possessive about what you have and do.  Commit everything to the Lord and your life, family and work will prosper!

To learn more about good stewardship with Biblical examples of how it will prosper your life and how to easily implement this principle within your life, my Christian money growth Study will help you walk in God’s ways for the rest of your life!  See below for details.

 

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