Stewardship can be broken down into three categories- Time, Talent, and Treasures. Below are a few things to consider for each category and a few questions to ask ourselves as we analyze our life and whether or not we are good stewards.
Time – Time includes the Sabbath which is a 24 hour period from sundown Friday evening to sundown on Sabbath evening. Time also includes every 24 hour day, What do we do with those 24 hours each day? How much of our time is spent with God and doing God’s work?
Talent – In God’s eyes, he sees us as God’s people, holy to the Lord. 1Corinthians12 states that there are different kinds of gifts (talents) given through the Holy Spirit. How are our talents used? Do we use our talents to further God’s work or for our own benefits?
Treasure – Tithe supports God’s workers around the world showing trust in God; offerings support God’s work locally showing love for God. Matthew 6:10 warns about storing up treasures on earth, and lists the benefits of storing up treasures in heaven. “Where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” How much of our treasure is on earth instead of in heaven?
Stewardship Ministry – Sue Ramsey