Author Archives: Susan Elizabeth Ball

About Susan Elizabeth Ball

Author of the Christian Bible study, 'Honoring God with Your Money,' and two Christian novels, 'Restorations' and 'Reconciliations.' Small business consultant, former pizza restaurant owner, wife, mother, grandmother of 8.

One Nation Under God

A friend of mine post daily on Facebook the Pledge of Allegiance, along with a picture of an American flag. The pictures are different each day, and they always are in a beautiful or unique setting. Recent flags have reflected fall and harvest season and have been set in rural areas. At other times, he posts flags flying in major urban areas, small towns, commercial districts, military bases, and everywhere in between.

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In his own way, he is reminding us that America is one nation under God. Americas come from different backgrounds and ethnicities. We are a nation of different cultures, skills, talents, and passions. But we are all Americans. And we are one nation under God.

This morning I had a strong desire to hear the hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty.” I went to YouTube and found many versions. I chose one by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. It is amazing, and I highly recommend it. As powerful as their version of this beautiful hymn is, it was their church members that made the biggest impression on me. Thousands of people of various skin colors and ethnicity were standing in close proximity and worshipping God with their whole hearts.

It occurred to me that this scene was being repeated over and over all across America this morning. In hundreds of thousands of Christian churches across American, tens of millions of Christians gathered to worship God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Tens of millions more joined in virtually.

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Those who oppose Christianity try to convince the world that Ameria is not a Christian nation any longer. In fact, a former president stated that not too many years ago. But he, and they, are wrong. More than 63% of Americans identify as Christians. We are the majority, and this is a nation created by God as a Christian nation.

Christians need to remember that our country was built on a solid foundation of belief in God our creator and Jesus Christ our Savior. We need to look at each person we encounter as either a child of God or as a person who needs to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We need to let the light of Christ shine brightly in us. Jesus told his disciples, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5: 14 – 14

Commit to being the light today and every day. Those living in darkness need the light that can only be found in Jesus.

Praise

At the beginning of the year, I chose “praise” to be my One Word for 2022.  I have endeavored to making praising the Lord my focus of the year.  I have made an effort to read the Psalms faithfully and post verses emphasizing praise on my Facebook page.  So, I do not believe that it was a coincidence that God led a friend at church to give me a book that explores the Psalms in some depth.

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The book, Thou Art with Me, is in two volumes of about 350 pages each.  That’s a lot of pages, and I found it a bit intimating.  When would I have time to read the 700-page tome?  But I felt an urge to begin reading it last week.  I pulled Volume 1 from the shelf.  To my surprise and delight, the volumes contain short (3 – 4 pages) essays—one or two per Psalm.

I had just read Psalm 113, so I decided to start there. I replace Volume 1, took down Volume 2, and flipped to the commentary on Psalm 113, which was titled “Praise.”  Again, I was reminded that there are no coincidences when we listen to the Holy Spirit.

The commentary by author Abie Kulynych was insightful and instructional.  Kulynych explained that Psalm 113 – 118 are called the “Hallel Psalms” and that hallel means praise.  They were sung as part of the Passover celebration.  The Passover was an event that demonstrated God’s power and His love for His people.  It is certainly worthy of great praise and celebration.

As the true Passover lamb, Jesus provided us with an even greater reason to praise God.  Jesus’s death extended the protection of the Passover to the Gentiles.  His blood covers our sins and allows us entry into Heaven, if we accept His free gift of salvation.

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Kulynych goes on to explain hallal further.  He says its literal meaning is “to be clear,” and it is a call to pay attention—to listen and learn more about God and His character.  Jesus’s death on the cross tore the veil that blocked us from seeing God.  Through Jesus, we are able to see God in His glory.  He explains this using 1 Corinthians 2:9,10, “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, or ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’  But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.  For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”

God sent the Holy Spirit to helps us to know God and to know God’s will for our lives.  Kulynych writes, “If you are in Christ, then the Holy Spirit is in you, and if the Holy Spirit is in you, then your eyes have seen, your ears have heard, and your heart has received the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. God has made Himself clear.”

Kulynych ends his essays with, “Praise is so much more than the fruit of our lips; it is the revelation of God’s heart.”

Wow!  I am inspired even more to make Praise the focus of my life, not only in 2022, but always.  I want God to reveal more of Himself to me, so that I can live a life that reveals God to others.

Abie Kulynych books, “Thou Art with me,” Volumes 1 and 2 are published by City of Refuge Fellowship, Burlington, NJ. To learn more about this church, see www.cityofrefugefellowship.org.  The books are available for purchase on Amazon.

If you have never considered that God loves you and created you for a purpose, you may not have experienced the joy of knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior and having your sins forgiven. Please click on Basics of Salvation in the tool bar above to learn how you can invite Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.

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Accomplish More for God

Do you struggle to accomplish all that you need to do? Or hoped to do? Or feel God calling you to do? I certainly do at times. I often feel overwhelmed by the length of my to-do list.

Yet, in the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1, Solomon tells us “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” This tells me that there is time to do everything that God has called us to do. God commands us to take care of our families, to do our jobs well for our employers, and to serve Him as He empowers us. He describes this service as both ministering inside the church (1 Corinthians 12:27-31) and outside the church (Matthew 25:31-44).

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If your life feels demanding already, it can be daunting when you feel the call to serve your family, your church, or your community in a new way. It is important to pray and examine your heart to ensure that you have heard from God about this new role that you are considering. Once you are certain that this is a role God is calling you to fulfill, you need to prayerfully consider how to “find” the time to fulfill this obligation.

  1. Start your day with God’s Word. Reading God’s word each morning will get your day off to a great start. It will also help you to focus on God’s voice and be attuned to what He has for you to do today.
  2. Ask God to help you identify the time-wasters in your life. Are you spending too much time on social media? Playing solitaire or video games? Watching sports? Solving crosswords or sudoku puzzles? None of these activities are wrong or bad for you. But, they have a way of consuming more time than we realize. I love to solve all kinds of puzzles–jigsaw, word puzzles, brain teasers. They are fun and good exercise for the brain. However, I can easily spend one or two hours a day on these activities.
  3. Ask God to multiply your time. As God multiplied a few loaves and fishes to feed 5,000 people, He can multiple your time so that you accomplish more than you expected. God may answer by of allowing you to complete tasks more quickly than anticipated, having someone volunteer to do some tasks for you, or giving your favor as you drive so that you do not spend a lot of time stuck in traffic or hunting for a parking space.
  4. Examine the volunteer roles you hold now and pray about whether it is time to let one or more go. Last year, I stepped down from a leadership role I had held for many years. It was hard to step away, but I knew that it was time. God has put another person in that role who is doing exciting new things with that ministry. The ministry is growing, and I am excited to see how God blesses this ministry under her leadership.
  5. Develop good habits that help you stay focused and on track. These good habits include starting the day in God’s Word and prayer. They might also include (1) checking email only a few times a day at prescribed times, (2) making a list of tasks to be accomplished each day, (3) adding routine tasks to your schedule or work calendar as reminders, and (4) setting a time limit on how much time you spend in activities such as television, social media, and games.

Jesus told his disciples, ““The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2) If you area a child of God, you are a laborer that He is sending out to bring in the harvest. Don’t allow busyness to deter you from answering the Lord’s call.

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If you have never considered that God loves you and created you for a purpose, you may not have experienced the joy of knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior and having your sins forgiven. Please click on Basics of Salvation in the tool bar above to learn how you can invite Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.

Stewardship that honors God involves managing all of the resources He entrusts to us, including our time and our money. To learn more about stewardship of financial resources, please click the Finances categories tab to find many blogs on money management, budgeting, and stewardship. My book Honoring God with Your Money is a great tool for financial money management.

The Law of the Lord is Perfect

When I was growing up, it was fairly common in church to sing Scriptures set to music. Many of these Scripture-songs were from the book of Psalm, as the psalms were created as songs or poems. Psalm 19 was a favorite in my church. It speaks to the perfection of God’s law and the blessings of following God’s law.

It is common in today’s world for people’s opinions on right and wrong to be based on their feelings, rather than on a concrete set of principles. Feelings are subject to many variables, including one’s mood, public sentiment, and other’s opinions. This has led to values being fluid and fluctuating. An opinion that is valid today might be considered wrong or offensive tomorrow.

God did not intend for our values and our sense of right and wrong to fluctuate based on our feelings. He gave us the Bible to be our guidebook. He laid out for us a firm foundation to guide our laws and norms. When we don’t stand on the foundation, we are subject to the whims of public opinion rather than the truth of God’s word. I encourage you to follow the law of the Lord and make the Bible your guide.

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The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward
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Psalm 19:7 – 11

You Were Created to do Good Works

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)  “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,  ‘plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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This is one of my favorite verses of Scripture, and one I turned to whenever I am feeling discouraged.  It reminds me that God does not want me to fail.  He wants me to prosper, and He wants to bless me, as He also wants to prosper you and bless you.

If you have not experienced God’s love in a personal way, you may wonder why the Creator of the universe would want to prosper you. Why would He even care about you?

God cares about you because He created you.  He created every person to enjoy a special, personal relationship with Him.  God knows you intimately.  Psalm 139:1 – 4  describes this intimately in some detail.

“You have searched me, O Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely.”

You are so precious to God that He knows your thought before you can express then. The psalmist goes on to say that there is no place where we are out of God’s reach or thoughts.  And it speaks of our conception and development, “For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (v. 13)

God took care to when He created you. He designed to fulfill His purposes and plans for you.  He created you to fellowship with Him.  “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with His son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)  We fellowship with God when we abide in Him through prayer, worship, and Bible study.

God also created you with a purpose in mind—a role for you to fulfill that is uniquely your role in life.  Ephesians 2:10 tells us, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

God created you—yes, you—and me so that we can fulfill His purposes in our life.  When we work to fulfill God’s plans for our life, we recognize that we are doing the work we were created to do.  This brings great joy and a sense of fulfillment, as recognize our purpose and our value as a child of God, created in His image to do good works.

“May He give you the desire of your heart, and make all your plans succeed.”  Psalm 20:4

If you have never considered that God loves you and created you for a purpose, you may not have experienced the joy of knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior and having your sins forgiven. Please click on Basics of Salvation in the tool bar above to learn how you can invite Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.

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My novels, Restorations and Reconciliations, are stories of individuals struggling to find peace and happiness in life. Their journeys lead them to realize their need for God and that He has a wonderful plan for their lives.

Let Our Lives Reflect the True Love of God

Every where we turned today, the voices of hate are loud.  Many have rejected God’s laws. They insist that those around them validate their lifestyles, even though they are living lives filled with sin. When Christians refuse to give into their demands, we are labels as “haters.” In fact, those who are labeling us are the ones filled with hate.  Those who reject God’s laws, hate God and hate what is good.

In this dark world, Christians are obligated to pray and to love.  Those are the forces of good that God will use to overcome the evil in this world. We cannot return hate to those who oppose us. We must continue to love and pray for our enemies.  For without love, our words are noise–clanging cymbals or the creaking of a rusty gate.

Pray diligently for those who walk in darkness, and let them see the love of Christ shining in and through you.

1 Corinthians Chapter 13 From The Message

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.


8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Ask God to show you today, and every day, how you can demonstrate love and reflect Jesus Christ to a hurting world.

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5 Tips for Dealing with Inflation

Inflation continues to rise, with no end in sight. At 9.1% over the past 12 months, we are facing the highest rate of inflation since 1981. Here are some tips I have culled from various experts.

1. Review all subscriptions and recurring monthly payments. Are you paying for movie channels that you rarely watch? Is the fee you are paying for Amazon Prime saving you money or costing you money? Do you need all the cell phone data that you are paying for?

2. Set up autopay. Some insurance companies, utility companies, and cell phone service providers offer customers discounts for signing up for autopay. Check with your providers to see if this can save you money.

3. Get discounts for paying annually. Many insurance companies charge a service fee to those who pay bills monthly or quarterly. You may be able to make annual or semi-annual payments and eliminate the service fees. Likewise, if you have a lawn care service, you may be able to get a discount by paying for the summer season upfront.

4. Lower grocery bills by shopping sales, using coupons, and planning meals. Likewise, lower fuel consumption by planning trips, car pooling, riding a bike, walking, or using public transportation.

5. Reduce discretionary spending. Increase the time between hair cuts and manicures. Reduce or eliminate gym memberships. Hang on to your current electronics rather than trading up to ones with new features.

Keep in mind that small reductions in spending can add up to a significant amount of money over several months. These savings may be enough for you to take a much-needed vacation this summer or splurge on a fancy dinner out for your anniversary. Cutting back is much easier if you are saving with a specific reward in mind.

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To learn more about how to honor God with your money and build treasure in Heaven, please click the Finances categories tab to find many blogs on money management, budgeting, and stewardship. My book Honoring God with Your Money is a great tool for financial money management.

How Great is Our Creator

Carl Gustav Boberg penned the lyrics to “O Store Gud” (O Great God) in 1885.  This song was later translated into English as the beloved hymn, “How Great Thou Art.”  The opening stanza proclaims the wonders of God’s creation.

“Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.”

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In 1885, astronomy was a well-developed field of study.  The Congressional Record of 1886 reported that scientists had counted nearly 300,000 stars, 476 new nebulae had been discovered, Andromeda had been identified as a massive spiral nebula, and the Milky Way was thought to be the only galaxy.  About 40 years later, Edwin Hubble discovered that Andromeda is actually a galaxy and that the Milky Way is one of many galaxies. One hundred years after Boberg composed his tribute to God’s amazing creation, Carl Sagan postulated the existence of billions and billions of galaxies.  His estimate was too low by a factor of more than 117 times according to the newest estimations that between 6 and 20 trillion galaxies exist.

I read this new estimate yesterday online.   I was astonished by the arrogance of the author to attribute this amazing and ever-expanding Universe to the Big Bang.  He even stated that the Big Bang occurred 13.8 million years ago.  He did acknowledge that the Universe is infinite and that it is impossible to accurately estimate how large it is, but he failed to mention our Creator at all.

In 1885, Carl Boberg’s comprehension of the size of the Universe was a fraction of what astronomers have observed it to be today. Yet, Boberg was awed by the amazing God who created the Universe.  He worshiped the God of creation and wrote powerful lyrics that should remind each of us that God created the world and all that is in it.

As you look at the stars or at nature, ponder the wonder of our Creator who created an infinite number of galaxies and an infinite variety of plant and animal life.  In the first chapter of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul warned that no person has an excuse for failing to recognize the existence of God.  He wrote, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

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Paul goes on to say that those who fail to honor and glorify God think that they are wise, but they have actually become fools. “Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” (Romans 1: 21 – 23)

Paul’s words echo those of the psalmist David, who wrote, “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”  Psalm 14:1     

Open your eyes to the beautiful and wonder of creation, and open your hearts to our wonderful Creator who loves you so much that He desires to have a personal relationship with you.

Eating Well on a Tight Budget

Inflation has soared to an annual rate of 8.6%–a rate that has not been experienced in America since 1981.  Steve and I were newlyweds in 1981.  We were in graduate school, and money was tight.  We had to live on a strict budget and had only $20 a week to spend on food.  Even though $20 bought a lot more in 1981 than it does today, we had to shop carefully to make ends meet and dining out was not an option.

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$20 in 1981 had an equivalent purchasing power of $64.31 today.  We were shopping for just the two of us and, with careful planning, we were able to eat pretty well.  There is much concern today over rising food prices and food shortages. So, I decided to share some habits that helped us through our graduate school years.

  1. We created a list of affordable meals that we enjoy.  I have shared that list below.
  2. We checked the grocery ads to see what was on sale before planning our meals for the week.
  3. We made a grocery list and stuck to it.
  4. We clipped coupons and used them, if the product was the best deal.
  5. We shopped at the same store every week and bought many of their store brands.
  6. We purchased 1/2 gallon of milk and one bottle of juice each week.  We brewed tea and made lemonade from a powdered mix.  And, we drank a lot of water out of the tap.
  7. We purchased one snack item each week.  Usually, it was a box of crackers.  Occasionally, we bought a bag of cookies or chips.
  8. We grew fresh vegetables in a community garden for university students.
  9. If we could not be home for lunch, we packed a lunch.
  10. We were diligent about eating leftovers and not letting food spoil.

I should also mention that we tithed regularly throughout these lean years, and we trusted God to meet our needs. 

The economic health of our country has significant impact on our financial wellness and bank balances.  Our economy will go through periods of inflation and periods of recession.  Interest rates fluctuate, and the stock market can increase and decrease dramatically.  All of this is out of our control. 

Yet, the Bible tells us not to fret or worry about what tomorrow brings.  God is in control, and God loves us. We have a responsibility to manage our finances as best we can and to seek God’s guidance on financial decisions.  We must follow the Biblical principals of money management set forth in the Bible, and we must trust God that our lives are in His hands.

Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.  Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.” Luke 12: 22 – 31

If you are looking for affordable main dishes, this is our list from our graduate school days:

  1. Hamburgers in mushroom gravy.  We used golden mushroom soup.
  2. Tuna casserole made with canned tuna, peas, cream of celery soup, and egg noodles.
  3. Pot roast simmered in the crock pot.
  4. Spaghetti with homemade sauce, sometimes without meat.
  5. Baked chicken and stuffing.
  6. Hot dogs.
  7. Salmon patties, made with canned salmon.
  8. Whole chicken cooked in crock pot with vegetables.
  9. Grilled hamburgers.
  10. Tacos.
  11. One pot chicken and rice medley, with onion, carrots, celery, and bell peppers
  12. Grilled chicken leg quarters.
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What are some of your favorite affordable main dishes?

To learn more about how to honor God with your money and build treasure in Heaven, please click the Finances categories tab to find many blogs on money management, budgeting, and stewardship. My book Honoring God with Your Money is a great tool for financial money management.

Serving for God’s Glory

We live in a challenging time.  Concern about coronavirus and new health issues, such as monkeypox, is high.  Inflation is skyrocketing, social issues are dividing our country, violence and drug use at rampant, and people are concerned about their futures. Yet, in the midst of all the strife and chaos, it is possible to have peace in your hearts and live a life full of purpose.

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My sense of peace and purpose come from my relationship with Jesus Christ. As I seek Him and turn to Him in my times of trouble, the Holy Spirit fills me with “the peace that passes understanding.” (Philippians 4:7)  I, in turn, have a responsibility to share the love of Jesus Christ with those around me.

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Jesus calls His followers to be faithful stewards of that which he has entrusted to us.  Faithful stewardship demands that I view all that I have as belonging to God.  The resources that I have been given to me by God and are to be used according to His wishes. 

Knowing how God wants to me to use those resources requires that I read God’s Word and spend time in prayer. As I do, God will reveal to me His plans and purpose for my life.  We know from God’s Word that He intends for us to share our resources with those who are less fortunate than us.  So, we give to charitable organizations, such as the Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse.

Today, we need to do more than make donations and let someone else take care of the poor and needy. We each must earnestly seek God and His direction.

In the book of 1 Peter 4:7-11, we read about how we can be faithful stewards.  This passage is from The Message:

“Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!”

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Give cheerfully and generously.  Speak God’s words.  Help in the way God directs you.

Be a faithful steward who calls attention to the Lord.  Point people to Jesus.

Only through the blood of Jesus Christ can the world find the peace we so loudly claim to desire.

And do all for the glory of God.