What an amazing Word from God on this past Sunday! Pastor Jackson helped us understand the importance of being good stewards over every blessing God has granted us. The moment we start thinking everything is ours, we start treating it immaturely like it’s ours. Matthew 6:33 says “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” God says in order to receive the blessings He has for us we must make Him a priority by putting Him first.
Put God at the top of your priorities and the rest will fall in place. Doing it the world’s way and not putting God first will only have you seeking Him later for help. Don’t allow the world’s way of how it presents things to cause you to fall into the trap of being disobedient to God’s way of doing it. We can’t operate on the world’s way of thinking and expect kingdom results.
Everything we have God has given us, so we have a responsibility to be a good steward. God has given us stewardship, but He has ownership of all our blessings. We can reap the benefits of being a winner by just being on the team, but God wants more out of you than just sitting on the bench. It is time to move from being a spectator to being a participant.
There are blessings waiting for you, but you have to quit walking in the wrong direction. In order to receive everything God has for you, it’s going to require obedience. You must put aside the first fruits God has given you. Your obedience to giving God your first fruits is what fuels your faith. We should thank God for not just giving us the blessing, but allowing us to keep the blessing. Anybody can get married, but everybody can’t stay married. You may be able to get the job, but can you keep the job? It’s not a problem receiving the blessings of God, but it’s going to take making God a priority in order to keep the blessings.
What’s more frustrating? Never having it or having it but continuing to lose it? I want all God has in store for m, and I want to be a steward that pleases God. The key principle to being a good steward is in our preparation and presentation. We must have the mindset of preparing our fruit for God and then presenting it to God.
Family, if you keep God in it then you will win it. Let’s give God our best and watch Him do the rest. The Year Of Victory 2018!!