Stewardship Communications Blog
Sep 7

Written by: Melissa Holmes
9/7/2016 2:32 PM 

“He did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” -Romans 8:32

The following paragraph is from an article in the Leadership Ministries series of the United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries and talks about where we place our trust. Stewardship is ultimately about our trust in our relationship with God.  

“We’ve often heard it said that Jesus talks more about money and possessions in the Gospels than he does about any other subject: heaven, salvation, or evangelism. What we miss sometimes is the most obvious: He doesn’t talk about money and the church; Jesus talks about money and me. He talks about my possessions, what I own and what owns me; he talks about how what I have helps or hinders my walk with God. Jesus talks about how I invest my money and resources, and what that says about where I put my trust and what it says about where I think I will find happiness, security, and contentment.”

We know that true, lasting joy is not found in material possessions. True joy is ultimately found in our relationship with God developed through loving, knowing, trusting, and obeying him, and living as a disciple of Jesus by following his example of serving others and giving generously.

Please spend time in prayer asking God to help you trust him in all aspects of your life, including the management of the money he has entrusted to you. God has given us everything, including Jesus, the best gift of all. We, in turn, respond by joyfully giving our best in all things back to God.

So, where do you find real joy?  Where do you place your trust? What is your life really about?