Writing continuously about personal finance can become boring after a while, much like stewardship itself. We experience a diminishing return of excitement after the initial eye opening experience. So, I feel like I am writing the same things over and over. Anyone who has been keeping up on their stewardship probably feels like they have been doing the same thing over and over again. There just isn’t much new and exciting.
That is simply the truth of the matter. There aren’t a lot of new and sexy things in personal finance and stewardship. It is a long slow voyage with the occasional exotic port of call like “paid off credit card island” or “St. No More Student Debt” or even “God called me to give a large more bay”, but the reality is you will be doing the same thing for a long time to take care of God’s money properly.
The same could be said for the Gospel. Even though many people try to make the gospel more than it is. We need to be constantly reminded of the simple message of the Gospel. Jesus Christ died on the cross in your place for your sins. That simple message affects every areas of our lives. Our churches should be preaching this message even when it feels like we are saying the same thing over and over again. We all need to hear it.
Stewardship starts with a simple message: spend less than you make because your money is not your own, it belongs to God and he allows you steward his money and desires that you do so responsibly. There are a million ways to save money and live a more conservative lifestyle but the message is still the same. Treat your resources like they do not belong to you. Remember to make your decisions in light of that fact. Your time, your money and your talent are all God’s.
As long as people will continue to read, I will continue to write. God’s money is to be stewarded well and I will remind us all (myself included) of that.
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