Feb. 21 - Stewardship of our souls

In my devotion for today I was confronted with a startling thought. Wesley in his commentary on Luke 12:42 wrote: “On the condition that these are his goods and that we use them according to His directions, God has entrusted us with our souls, our bodies, our possessions, and whatever other talents we have received.”

I confess that I had not considered that I am a steward of my soul. Wesley goes on to say that our souls are the essence of who we are, and that essence is God’s creation. How we use that creation is up to us. God’s desire is that we become a good steward, which is to say that we use this creation for building the kingdom.

What I am confronted with is that I have control over the essence of who I am. God has created and then turned control over to me in all my brokenness.

That could be a depressing thought. But then I think about John 3:16, that God loves all of creation, even me in my brokenness, and has given us a door through which we can go – faith in the Son, the Savior, Jesus the Christ.

I will make mistakes with my free will. But, as I turn back to my Creator, as I submit my will to His, the light pierces the darkness.

Next week begins the season of Lent, a time of self - examination, confession and repentance. Will you join me in this journey to the cross?

Creator God, I confess I have missed the mark in my stewardship. Forgive me and guide me onto your path. Amen.

Always, to God be the glory!

Paul

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