Thankfulness & Stewardship

November is one of my favorite months. It’s not that I’m not thankful the rest of the year, but there is something about being surrounded by an attitude of thanksgiving that makes me want to shout my blessings from the roof. I love reading all of the daily posts of thankfulness on social media, and hearing from friends and relatives what they are especially thankful for that day. The attitude of thankfulness is contagious!

One of the things I am most thankful for is that my dad and mom taught me about thankfulness and stewardship when I was a child. What does one have to do with the other? God blesses me and provides for me. For this I am eternally thankful. As part of that blessing and provision, He gives me resources that I am called to steward.

Stewardship should be a central part of our lives. Each of us are called to steward our finances, our time, our families, and we are to be good stewards of our environment. That stewardship not only opens us up to more blessings from the Lord, it also opens our lives up so we can be conduits of blessing. When we are good stewards, God is able to work through our lives to bless others!

All that we have comes from and ultimately belongs to God (1 Chronicles 29:12). Want to know more about what Biblical stewardship looks like? Here are some scriptures you can study this week.

Proverbs 3:9
Proverbs 16:3
John 3:27
Luke 14:28
1 Corinthians 4:2
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
1 Peter 4:10