What Is a Steward?
Manager of What God has Entrusted to Us
by Steve Peterson
The surrounding Buffalo area was originally established because of the land drawing farmers to settle in the area. The early settlers saw this area as good land to farm. They could see that the soil could produce good crops to sustain and feed their families as well as produce more to be sold. The communities in the area developed to support these early settlers and provided them with the many other items needed to live. Those settlers and the generations that followed have been good stewards of the land, as that same land has sustained multiple generations and is still producing food and a livelihood for the current generation. Each generation has cared for the land and soil so that their offspring could continue to sustain a living on that same land. Each generation used it for their earthly life, being good stewards of that which had been entrusted to them by God to use while they were on earth.
God has entrusted all of us with many things and we are thankful for all these things that make our lives more comfortable. God provides us with our talents and abilities to use while we are on earth to sustain our life. When we leave this earthly life we don’t take any of our possessions with us, we leave them for the next generation, just like the farmer stewards the land and leaves it for the next generation to do the same.
It can be easy to take these many things for granted and to think we need more and more. You have heard the line “the one with the most toys wins.” We all believe that is not the case, but we can easily be consumed by things that we think we need. Are we good stewards of what God has entrusted to us? Are we using these entrusted gifts to serve God as he intended us to serve, knowing they are just gifts that he has borrowed to us?
Thank God for all that you have and ask him for his continued guidance in helping you to share, manage and be a good steward of all the things that he provides for you.