Stewardship: God's Inexpressible Gift

Oct 28, 2011

by John Alexander

My kids have a book about a little dinosaur called a Minosaur. He is a sad little fellow who does not share and goes around saying everything is Mine! Mine! Mine! Only when he discovers the gift of sharing does he find happiness.

Sometimes I feel like a little Minosaur. I am all Mine! Mine! Mine! and while I am receiving, give me More! More! More! What if this were God’s attitude? Praise God that He is different!

In II Corinthians 9:6-15, Paul tells us that not only does God love for us to be cheerful givers, but He also is able to make all grace abound to us so that we may be content in all things at all times. From this contentment we have a platform to abound in every good work. The more we share His blessings with a cheerful heart, the more we overflow in thanksgivings to Him.

Someone recently encouraged me to look at my past and write down how hindsight shows God’s overflowing blessings. The action of “connecting the dots” was amazing. Things that seemed significant were trivial compared to the pattern God was working in my life. Big decisions look easy when I knew God’s plan for me in each situation.

Truly, my life was and is overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. As you reflect on this Stewardship Season, consider how your life has overflowed with blessings in the past and take heart to know that your joyful giving is part of His plan which will result in abundant grace.

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (II Corinthians 9:15)

And don’t forget to keep those Minosaurs extinct.