Scripture: Read Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
Thought: God tells us in scripture to be good stewards of what he has entrusted to us. I’m not talking about just material blessings, but also about our time and talent he has blessed us with. God has blessed all of us with gifts. He wants us to be good stewards and to share the blessings he has bestowed on us. We are simply a messenger or steward to God’s calling. The messenger is to take seriously and prayerfully the calling from our master. The blessing does not belong to the steward, it belongs to the Master. What’s in the blessing is not as important as protecting, caring and sharing the blessing with others. It is not our business to know the Master’s motives, or the details to which you are giving it; but to simply deliver the message in the same condition it was given to you. Being a good steward of what God gives us does not have anything to do with being perfect with what we have to show or what it took to get. It has everything to do with the mission Father God has placed behind the gift itself.
Action: What feels right to you? Working long hours to please your-self with profit or using the blessings from God to serve others? Read Jesus parable in Luke 16:13 about the unrighteous steward. Commit to making this new year, a New Year.
Prayer: Lord, apart from you I desire nothing. Help me to re-center my love in you, not wealth, material possessions, not affirmation from others, but in your love. Reveal to me the plans you have for me. Show me what you want me to do to serve you Father for your kingdom. And give me courage to walk by faith and not by sight as I give back to you what is really yours.