I survived the first ever Stewardship Foundational Course. I did much better than just survive – I had a wonderful weekend with the 17 people who attended the course. Here is a picture of our group.
As we progressed through our 20+ hours together, we began to joke about how we kept coming back to “it’s a heart issue” as we wrestled with the issues of biblical stewardship. It was kind of funny after awhile – but I think by the end of the weekend we all really understood that God cares much more about our motives and our attitude than He does about the the amount we give or the things we have.
If we truly believe that God is the owner of all things and that we are to faithfully manage all that he has entrusted to us for His purposes, not our own self interest – I believe He will be pleased. When we view our possessions – our home, our car, our stuff – as things to not only enjoy but to use for Him – I believe God will be pleased.
It’s a matter of the heart – it’s a heart issue – it’s making sure you love and worship God above all other things.
So, where is your treasure? Because that is where your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21