God Calls Us Stewards

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 As a believer, did you know God calls us stewards? In the Greek language, this word is also translated as manager, overseer, employee, or agent, responsible for business affairs. The focus of stewardship includes households, people, land, and government. Imagine you hired a financial planner, but they carelessly managed your portfolio. Would you trust them with your money, expecting all your financial woes to go away? No, we would ask the question, “Where did it all go and who is responsible?”  When you become a believer, you don’t own anything. It’s all Gods, including money, time, resources, gifts, and talents. Each of these wonderful possessions represents God’s goodness, and we are given the care of managing them. There are so many people that

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Character Produces Hope

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5 Did you know that perseverance builds character, and character produces hope? The word “hope” in the Bible is translated from the Greek word “elpis.” It is defined as “joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation.” For some individuals, their suffering, pressures, and tough situations have actually transformed them into positive and hopeful people. Despite everything, they’ve learned to walk through life with an inner strength and joy that’s evidenced to everyone.  Some of the believers I know who have gone through the worst situations are amongst the most positive people I know. Because of their experiences, they

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