Has God Blessed You?
James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
If every good thing we have is a blessing from God, we owe it to God to be good stewards of His gifts. He has given us the Earth and all its inhabitants to “replenish and subdue.” He put man in control of the beasts and fruits of the earth. What are you doing with your share?
We are to “be fruitful and multiply and replenish the Earth.” Not just giving the tenth of profit or tithe, but managing, organizing and controlling the future of our seeds.
The mission of being good stewards began in the Garden of Eden. Can there be an older calling on your life?
Genesis 1:27-29 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Good stewardship begins in the heart. Possesions and gifts (and toys) can become more important than our relationship with Jesus. Jesus said to sell possesions and give the money to the poor. He was talking to a rich young man that put his material possesions too high on his list of priorities.
Matt 19:22 – But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
A man can have much wealth and material gain and make it to heaven. He must never forget where his wealth came from and keep his relationship with Christ at the top of his list of priorities.
Would you be where you are at today if were not for God?
Matt 19:25-26 – When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.