Are We Being Good Stewards

by SomeGirl on June 15, 2011 · 26 comments

That’s a discussion my sweet husband and I were having the other day, “Are we being good stewards of what God has given us?”

To answer that question, we plan to sit down with a printed list of what God’s given us materially and pray over each item, asking, “Is this the way you [God] want that used?”

Then, prayerfully, we will listen to what He has to say.

 

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

 

Something we’ve been thinking about (and will, hopefully, do soon).

 

 



{ 26 comments }

Deb Chitwood

What a great idea, Michelle! It’s so easy for possessions to just accumulate. That would be a good exercise to practice on a regular basis.

SomeGirl

I agree. I’m always surprised by how easily we accumulate stuff!

Amy

That’s a great idea. I think that some of us will be surprised at the answer.

SomeGirl

I know, right? And I confess to being a little nervous… (we still need to do this, but are planning to take some time to do it on our trip).

Courtney

Ahhh. . . yes! Such a great question. Thanks for posing it.

SomeGirl

Thanks for taking the time to comment, Courtney!

aplaceforthoughts

I need to do this. I also need to write down that Isaiah verse and keep it nearby.

SomeGirl

Don’t you just love that Isaiah verse?? I have it framed in my kitchen. :)

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies

This is a question that comes to mind even more as we have brought more and more Compassion International children into our family. I am going to copy the verse, it is a good one!

SomeGirl

Bringing in Compassion International children really makes you think about things differently, doesn’t it?

Thanks for commenting, Michelle! :)

Marci@OvercomingBusy

We talk all the time about how we don’t really need what we have and why accumulate more. There are much better things to do with our money and time!

SomeGirl

Amen!

sheila

I agree with Debra Chitwood, always good to take stock. Even just mentally.

SomeGirl

Yes, even just mentally… so true.

Sherry

Thank you for this! My kids and I have been going through a Christian money mgmt curriculum this summer and talking about stewardship.

SomeGirl

What a great thing to do with your kids! What curriculum are you using? Do you like it? :) I’d LOVE to know more about it, if you have a minute to share. :)

Amanda Jones

Great and encouraging word! thank you for sharing!

SomeGirl

Thank you, Amanda!

Jamie (@va_grown)

This has been on our minds a lot lately too. What a great exercise to go through (regularly!). I think stewardship is one of those things that takes constant monitoring and heart checks (just like your household budget!) to stay on the right path.

SomeGirl

So true… constant monitoring like a household budget -I like the way you put that. :)

Head Ant

We’ve been thinking about this as well. We really need to pray and search our hearts.

SomeGirl

Right there with you! :)

Misty

Very good idea… in the day and age where my children are always wanting more this will be a great thing for our family to do. Thanks for sharing!

SomeGirl

Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Betsy at Zen Mama

Look how successful your Thought Provoking Thursday is!! Congrats Michelle on bringing so many people together!!

SomeGirl

Thanks, Betsy! It’s so much fun to see it grow and to meet so many new people! Thanks for being such a sweet, supportive blogging friend!!

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