Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 29, 2019

Everything is God’s

Filed under: Creation,glory,God,possessions,thanks,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:22 pm

Romans 11:36 36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.  To him be the glory forever! Amen.  (NIV)

We humans are so very smug.  We like to claim things as ours.  We say “my house, my car, my, mine.” As far as this world is concerned the “my” claim is right.  The problem in using it is we tend to forget all things created, even supposedly man created, are really God’s.  There is nothing created that hasn’t come from God.  We are here because God chose to have us for the purpose of fellowshipping with us.  He also gave us a job to do.  He told Adam to name all the animals and plants and tend the world God created.  That makes us God’s steward.  Even the money we earn from the job we hold is God’s.  He only asks us to give 10% back to Him to further His Kingdom on earth.  He does ask for us to be good stewards with the 90% that remains.  We need to learn the “thanks” habit rather than the “my or mine” habit.  As we use the various things God has put into our possession let us remember to thank Him and steward it in a way that will please God and bring Him glory.

October 4, 2019

Not Mine But His

Filed under: God,ministry,possessions,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:09 pm

Luke 12:15 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”  (NIV)

We are consumed with a desire of ownership.  We want to own our own house, our car, our toys.  We even want to claim ownership to our jobs and our ministries.  Even as volunteers we get upset if someone else wants to take over our position.  We have a false sense of ownership.  In actuality, nothing in this world is owned by any human being.  Everything belongs to God as He is the One Who created all that was, is or will ever be.  Any ability we have for a job or a ministry is purely from the grace of God.  We are to watch out, be on our guard, against a possessive attitude.  We are born in sin with the attitude of “it’s mine.”  We need to remember all is from God and we need to be good stewards by taking proper care of and with all that is.  Let us learn to be good stewards of God’s possessions.

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