God is the Maker and Owner 


of everything!

God created and thus owns all 


of creation. 


No one should ever claim to be the master of 


the universe. We were entrusted to be stewards


 of what truly belongs only to God.

While we may believe and acknowledge this


 with our minds and tongues, the ramifications 


of God's ownership over everything are 


life-changing.

Our mission is not to accumulate all of our 


wants and desires, to assert arrogant 


superiority over others, or to lord over and 


behave as if we are more important than 


someone and have a right to, but to become 


acutely aware, to dare to translate what is 


going on in the world into our own personal 


suffering, and to try to find what each of us


 can do about it. This is man's whole 


responsibility. For God will bring every good,


 wicked, and covert deed into judgment.

God is an unbiased, just, and

 righteous Record-keeper. 

One day, God will require an

accounting from each of us.

God is Ultimately the Sole


and Rightful Creator and Owner 


of the Earth and all it contains. 


God is over all, through all


 and in all, regardless of what



 some may think. 




God has temporarily entrusted His

 


creation into our care to accomplish

 


His work here on earth. We are not

 


owners, but stewards established 



by God.



To be responsible stewards of God's creation, 


we must first recognize God's position as the 


Creator and real Owner of all that exists—


both the visible and unseen universes.



Our basic duty as stewards is to show 


appreciation and do our part to nurture and


 safeguard everything that the God, our 


Creator, has entrusted to us.




“In the beginning God created…” 


(Genesis 1:1). 


This basic, uncomplicated; yet, profound 


statement is the ultimate Ownership clause. 

God commands us to do good, to be rich in good 


works, to be kind, generous and ready to share


anytime and anywhere.  

God entrusted everything He 


created to humans, who are 


created in His likeness.

A good steward is not the Master;


he carries no sense of entitlement to the assets


 he manages. He is the one who diligently 


guards the Master's belongings. It is his 


responsibility to determine what the owner 


wishes to be done with the Owner's assets and 


then carry out His wishes.



A steward cannot deal with the Master's 

property according to his wants and desires. 

Neither should one use their position to 

exaggerate their own importance.



When we sincerely believe that God is the


Creator and Owner of all things, and that He


 has given all that He has made to us, it should 


change the way we live.



God created and owns everything in our lives.


We must be stewards of all that we are and 


everything we have, and we must recognize 


everything comes from God. 


Luke 16:1-13


A good steward is a servant who recognizes


that Jesus will return at any time. A good


 steward is the individual who behaves like 


they will be held accountable, at the 


designated time, for their treatment of 


others.


Stewardship begins with a Who, not a what. 


Stewardship begins with Who God is and what 


God does, not with who we are and what we do.


 When we begin with God, we know who we are


 and what we are meant to do. 

We are called to be responsible stewards 


of God’s creation. If we approach humanity,


 nature, and the environment without humble 


amazement and wonder, if we no longer 


speak the language of brotherhood and 


love in our interactions with others, we will


 have the mentality of masters, consumers, 


cruel exploiters, unable to be good stewards


 of God's creation. 



In contrast, if we feel closely connected to all 


that exists, then sobriety and caring comes 


naturally.

The act of giving for the benefit of someone who has


nothing to give in return, is an intentional decision to 


look beyond oneself, to reach out and invest in 


another... simply because it is the righteous thing 


to do. 

2 Corinthians 9:6–8, 


God doesn't want to coerce 


generosity.


The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also


 reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will 


also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has


 decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under 


compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And


 God is able to make all grace abound to you, 


so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times,


 you may abound in every good work.



God’s ultimate desire is that we would give cheerfully. 


God doesn’t want us giving out of fear, guilt, or pressure. 


The charitableness God calls us to is not intended to be a 


burden, but to help us to become rich in good works and 


goodwill; to live charitably out of faith.

As we make our way through the Scriptures, we


see God's grace and compassion. As we choose to 


follow God, He beckons us to follow His example


 and be kindhearted, compassionate, charitable, 


selfless and considerate.

Practicing generosity requires faith. In fact, it


 might be the best way to determine how strong 


our faith is. We are expected to do more than 


feel love, we are asked to, selflessly, act on love.

Our desire to freely, willfully and generously give comes 


from God. To have the means to be generous comes from 


God.

Jesus not only spoke about love,


He provided powerful actions 


to match His teachings.

It is important to communicate love through our words,  


but we must also do so through our actions and truth. 


Truly loving a person will produce loving actions.


One of the greatest blessings 


is... bestowing a blessing 


upon another. The more we 


lift others up... the more our 


hearts are lifted and our 


lives are changed.


When God blesses us, we should consider raising our 

standard of giving and excelling in the grace of giving, not 

because of who a person may be or what they do in return, 

but embracing the opportunity to be a living expression, in 

the purest sense, of God's grace.

We can look people in the eyes and speak to the soul. 


We can empathize and restrain judgment on others. 


We can be present with others and listen more.We 


can smile and inspire/encourage a stranger... and 


make their day better. 


We can pray for people and choose to be a 


blessing despite our own circumstances.

A generous spirit can go a long way. 

To help the poor without any 

expectation of receiving anything in 

return is to honor God.
According to Luke 12:48, When someone has been given 

much, much will be required in return; and when someone 

has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.

Giving is a matter of the heart. Our hearts are not to be 


bound up with worldly treasures. God wants our hearts to 


be devoted to Him. God's grace and freedom keeps on 


giving and transforms us into being more like Jesus, not 


less.

God didn’t add this day to our lives just because we 

needed it. It could very well be that someone out 

there needs us.
As it is written, “He scatters everywhere and gives to the 

poor.”  Now He who supplies seed to the farmer and bread 

to eat will also supply us with seed and multiply it and 

enlarge the harvest that results from our sharing.
Scripture tells us that Believers should consider the 

interest of others and help those in need. If someone asks 

us to pray for them, let us pray. If someone begs for some 

water, food, or money, may we freely give it to them. 

When we give in an upright manner we are doing God’s 

Will, working for God, and being a blessing to others.

Matthew 6:1-4 Beware of practicing your righteousness 

before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no 

reward with your Father who is in heaven. So when you 

give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the 

hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that 

they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have 

their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not 

let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so 

that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who 

sees what is done in secret will reward you.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly 

will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will 

also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has 

purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under 

compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


God wants us to give for the right 

reasons, not for the sake of being 

noticed and admired by men.

When we give we must be careful to examine our 


motives. We should be giving for the glory of God and the 


good of His people. We must desire God's approval of our 


giving, rather than the praise and admiration of people.


Our giving is ultimately to God, Who is all-seeing and all- 


knowing. Thus, may we give "As unto God."

God blesses us not so we can live with greed, but so we 

can bless others. When God sees that someone is giving 

freely out of love, God blesses them more. We are blessed 

to be a blessing. God has given everyone different talents 

to be used for the benefit of others.

God never asks us to give what we do not have or 


contribute beyond our means. Scripture teaches that the 


benevolence of God's blessings to us is bound to the 


caring and grace of our giving. There is a connection 


within our giving to God and God giving to us. As Paul 


says in 2 Corinthians 9:6 "Now this I say, he who sows 


sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows 


bountifully will also reap bountifully."

Love and sincere deeds are never wasted. They bless 


the recipient and the giver. 


Sometimes we get so caught up in the busyness of life and 


in ourselvesthat we forget that God calls us to lift each 


other up,lend a helping hand, a listening ear, and a willing 


shoulder.


We are giving when we can lift the spirit of another, when 


there is a friendly gesture of compassion, a warm greeting 


or a smile to others we come in contact with. Something 


as simple as a smile can bring healing to a wounded soul. 


The blessings that come from opening our arms to others


 are among the choicest this earth has to offer, and these 


are gifts everyone can afford to give.

There is always a window of opportunity to be a blessing. 


We can be a blessing to others by speaking kind words or 


extending a gentle touch... these gestures could spark or 


put a burst of sunshine into another's day. We can be 


a blessing by creating something meaningful for someone, 


treating everyone, regardless of their station in life, with 


respect and dignity. Respect is the most basic social 


standard, from which all other basic social standards can 


be derived.


With no expectation of reward, let us lend a helping hand 


to those in need, donate money, food, clothing and/or our 


time to a good cause or individuals who can't make ends 


meet. Let us share God's truth, give generously, share 


encouraging words, share Scripture and testimonies,


 pray for someone in need, and without judgment... lend


 an ear and really listen. This, in and of itself, could turn a 


life around.


These are just a few of the countless ways we can


 be of service. May we open our hearts and be assured, 


where there is another soul... there is an opportunity to be 


a blessing.


Scripture makes it clear that God blesses us not so we can 


live with greed, but so we can bless others. As we give 


freely, out of love, God blesses us more. The more we 


aspire to bless others, the more God will open for us His 


Storehouse, the Heavens, to give rain to our land in its 


season and bless all the work of our hands.

God blesses us not so we can live with greed, cravings and 

gluttony, but so we can be a blessing to others.
According to 2 Corinthians 9:8, God is able to bless us 

abundantly, so that in every situation at all times... we will 

abound in every good work. In every way we will grow 

richer and become even more generous, and this will

 cause others to give thanks to God. That in and of itself is 

a major blessing. 

Helping others can make us happier.

By helping others, we are not only increasing our own joy,

 but also affecting an entire community as well.

The principle is clear:


We harvest in proportion to our 


planting.

Let us not even think about criticizing another because of 


their station in life... that is evil. Let us think how we 


would feel into another person’s shoes. 

Generous people give both financially and of themselves, 


in a way that benefits the recipient. Their gifts may include


 time, money, things, and encouragement.



Generous people are also able to receive in such a way that


 the giver gains from the interchange. Their actions are 


motivated by the needs of others, and not of themselves.

It’s Sunday night, the doors are locked, the lights are off, 


and the parking lot is empty. Now, the rescued sinners are


 done for another week... WRONG!


Church is NOT a building. Church is a people.


 Rather than Church being a Sunday thing...


church should be our lifestyle.

 Every student, ambassador, and disciple should be


carrying the mission of God into every sphere of life.


We should be going beyond the walls of the church


 sharing the Good News of the Kingdom with others!


We could share Divine Truths about Life itself.

We could share Divine Truths about happiness.


How to Love, and realize Peace,


Freedom, Safety, Intelligence, Respect, 


Equality, Justice, and how to see and appreciate 


God's mastery all over Nature!

Let us not ignore or try to escape the suffering 


of the world. The Gospel brings us to life


 and asks us to press into the city where we live


 and be the light. 


The Gospel invites us to step into places of injustice 


as people of righteousness.


Shine your light so bright


 that it drowns out the darkness.

Look for ways to be a blessing to somebody. 


Your struggles have prepared you for such a time as this.

Helping others out of LOVE 


is always our best option.



We should not be merely an influence, we should be an 


inspiration. By our very own presence we should be


 a tower of strength


to the hungering souls around us... 


serving,


even when no one is watching.

Far too often, some have embraced a pronounced 


compassion-exhaustion


among people.

Some are guilty of de-humanizing and de-personalizing 


those who are from different stations in life.


These divisions provide the necessary rationalization


 for destruction.


 They spawn and perpetuate


 classes of lower and undesirables and


make it very possible for great atrocities to take place.


Their positions are based on another's money, 


class, education, upbringing, and basically... 


all of the superficial aspects.



We should cultivate a mentality in which we see ourselves


not as transients residing


 in an ivory tower,


 but as God-fearing souls, 


seeking first the Kingdom of God


 while having this human experience. 

To help the poor is to honor God.

How many different thoughts and judgments


pass through our minds when we look at people?

"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds 


before men, to be seen by them.


Otherwise you have no reward 


from your Father in Heaven.



Therefore, when you do a charitable deed,


do not sound a trumpet before you


as the hypocrites do


 in the synagogues and in the streets,


that they may have glory from men.



Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.


But when you do a charitable deed,


do not let your left hand know 


what your right hand is doing,


 that your charitable deed may be in secret;


and your Father who sees in secret


will Himself reward you openly.


Matthew 6 

Just like Christ, may we excel in


 the grace of sowing generously to 


others, and may we give, in faith, 


with a cheerful heart.

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

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