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We can’t become God’s effective stewards on our own. We need two steps to handle time, talents, and all resources as effective stewards to bring glory to Messiah. Effective stewardship frees me because I work for the Lord, not people. I do my best always and accept and learn from results because of these two steps.

1. A vibrant personal relationship with Messiah Jesus: Recognize the need for a Savior and our need to submit to His Lordship over our lives. When we turn over our lives to Messiah, Holy Spirit leads us to do good works and let Jesus’ light shine through us. However, we can’t stop at this first step; our journey would be incomplete. When I lived in Tokyo, and my Japanese teacher surrendered her life to Messiah, she told my wife, “Bell-san, now I need training.” Yes, we need training.
2. Becoming Jesus’ disciple: Discipleship builds on the first and is the never-ending journey of learning to live the way God wants us to live. But we must never forget Messiah’s message in Luke 14:25-33: count the cost before accepting His call to be His disciple.

The warm-fuzzy-feeling prosperity gospel we hear in many churches and on TV is not from the Lord. It’s from wealthy or wanna-be wealthy evangelists who want God’s money. Messiah's promise to us is we must be prepared to give up everything to be His disciple. When times get rough, we should not be surprised, but look to God for His solution in the situation. Usually, our solutions will fail. Today, everybody wants to remove their challenges instead of embracing them to see lessons Messiah prepared in them for us.

Excerpted from Business Simplified, Serving people, becoming better stewards, creating value
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A decision process directed by Jesus may yield results you cannot comprehend --- Managing God's Time, pg.171
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Stewardship Bible verses or any Bible verse is important to a follower of Jesus. It might help guide him or her to the full life that Jesus promised. Still, we must be careful how we interpret each Bible verse. We must place each verse in context and realize it is God’s will we seek, not ours. Memorizing stewardship Bible verses or other Bible verses helps us handle daily life issues God’s way. That’s why I was thrilled, though taken aback, when I “found” in my ATTIC... https://www.managinggodsmoney.com/wordpress/stewardship-bible-verses/

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Learn to work for either "time" or "task." You work for "time" when you set a specific time to complete a task. When you go on the Internet or other potential time-wasters, use a timer; set a time to stop, and stop when the time expires.
You work for "task" when you work on a project until you complete, no matter how long it takes.
How much time have you spent on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or other social mead this week? Track how you spend time on these media next week. Then answer this question: Is this the best use of available time? You must budget how you use God's time.
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Stewardship is a privilege God grants His children. It’s not a right. It helps us understand three important roles leaders must be cognizant of always: (1) Owning (2) Managing (3) Accounting.

God is the owner, we are His managers, and we will account to Him for how we managed His resources. At work, although, it seems that some human is the owner, ultimately God is the owner and we need to waork according to Colossians 3;23-24:

23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Amen!

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As the stock market continues to roar, beware of greed. This economic expanasion is more than seven years old, which is the outside limit for the average economic expansion. We need to fuction as God's stewards always, but now, we must be especially alert regarding how we decide to spend. Seek first His kingdom, and remember, He promises to provide for your needs when you do that.
https://www.managinggodsmoney.com/wordpress/next-recession/

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Recently, I did a Google search on stewardship of time, stewardship of talents, stewardship of the environment, and stewardship of money. I was not surprised to see stewardship of time with the most hits at 27.1 million. More articles, websites, blogs, discuss stewarding time than other resources on the internet. That’s because many people realize ... ]http://www.managinggodsmoney.com/wordpress/stewardship/

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Author Peter Block says stewardship is a choice: it’s choosing service over self interest. Block goes on to say, “There is pride in leadership, it evokes images of direction. However, there is humility in stewardship, it evokes images of service.

John G. Taft in his book, Stewardship, believes the Great Recession started when banks and financial institutions began to lose focus on their purpose of being intermediates between investors and
businesses. They began to see themselves as the goal rather than the means to an end. In essence, they became greedy and forgot their responsibility as stewards to the investor. “They placed their own
financial and reputational interests ahead of the Fund and its shareholders”
Let's remember Jesus' words in Luke 12:15 (NIV), "...Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
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Biblical stewardship advice will keep us debt free. Biblical stewardship helps us understand real wealth. Worldly advice to gain and share material wealth often includes this statement: “be wise and frugal handling finances.” The answer is, “sort of.” The real issue is wisdom’s source. The Ninth Edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines wisdom as “experience and knowledge together with the power of applying them critically or practically.” Surely, feeding mathematical models with trends, other data and practicing thrift may lead to temporary financial gain. However, this happens without God’s peace and joy.

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