For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV)
We are called to be good stewards in all that we do through the course of our lives. It is the work we do because of Him that ultimately determines our eternity, which has been ordained and given to us by the grace of God, who has saved us through our faith.
God has a purpose for His children comprised of numerous factors, including sanctification, stewardship, and our services. Our continuous growth in holiness is essential to drawing near to God. When we surrender and submit to the Holy Spirit, our character will transform and become more like the Lord’s. And, our Stewardship—managing according to God’s priorities—will take on new and profound depths as we work according to His will. Our time, talents and treasures are precious gifts created by Him and for Him.
We lovingly serve our Father through obedience and ministering to others, as did Jesus (Matthew 20:28). Our service for the kingdom is to mark our life in a righteous and Christ-like manner. During our “walk” we may come across road blocks— several in fact—but the Holy Spirit and His divine presence will encourage and support us in ways that man cannot. Remember, with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
Written by C.D. Swanson