Don't Waste What You've Got

For the next five weeks in Liberty Kids we are looking at stewardship; defined for our purposes as 'taking care of what you have because it all belongs to God.'

How can you treat everything like it belongs to God? 

Kids have an easy time claiming what’s theirs. One of the first words a child learns is “mine!” We want kids to understand that what they have is actually on loan to us.

It’s hard for anyone to refocus how they think about their stuff. This is especially true for kids. We hope to guide kids through the process of realizing that what they have is a gift on loan to us from God. Because of that, how we take care of what we have matters. We want kids to walk away with a plan for how they will treat what they have like it belongs to God—because it does!

In Psalm 24:1, we read, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it (NIV). In other words, whatever we have isn’t really ours. God created the entire world— the land and sea, planets and galaxies, animals and people. And when people create, those people do so because of the gift and talents that God gave them. It’s our job to take care of what God has loaned us for a time to use in order to bring Him glory.

Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan.

Our verse for the topic comes from Luke 16:10a:

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much." 

 I pray that you will be able to remember that everything we have is on loan to us. Let's steward to the best of our abilities! Have a great week,


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