Thursday, June 3, 2010
Christian stewardship is acknowledging that everything that we have and owned are not our own to keep and do as we please, but we are just faithful steward of the Lord who created everything seen and unseen. Even our children were just given to us by the Lord to protect, nurture and sustain in their growing and nurturing years but they belong to the Lord and not to us. By having this positive frame of mind, we should not be unduly attached to everything we have and own, and like Job, we can rightfully say, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised" (Job 1:21). Those who are attached too much to their so called riches and possessions never really have peace of mind and a good night's sleep because they are always fearful that their material possessions may be robbed or they may become bankrupt. How many suicides and mass murders were committed in the US and other advanced countries during the height of the depression that hit these affluent and powerful countries where the bubble burst in the make believe world of US economic invincibility? Many saw their lifetime savings and stocks securities vanished into thin air as the stock market took an almost irreversible free fall. Big and giant companies declared bankruptcies and hundreds of thousands if not millions of employees lost their jobs and their mortgaged homes as well. There was so much fear and uncertainty and people held on to their hard currencies instead of plunging into their accustomed buying frenzies. But those who look to God for their sustenance and provision never worried for the Lord was never amiss in providing for all their needs.
"AND MY GOD WILL PROVIDE ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES AND GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS" (Philippians 4:19)
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Christian Stewardship, Divine Providence, Creator, Heaven, Earth, Possessions, Family, Children, Depression, Bubble Burst, Free Fall, Bankruptcy, Restoration, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla