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A Faithful Steward

February 12, 20244 min read

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:23 ESV)

Dear Friend,

When we give our lives to Jesus, we become stewards over area of our life. If we truly surrender our life to God, then He becomes the Lord of our life, and our life is not our own. We live to please God, which means that we no longer live for self. We no longer live with "self" as the center of the world.

Each person is born with “self-centeredness” — it's human nature, so don’t be hard on yourself if you notice some areas in your life where you'd like to see growth. I know I constantly recognize areas in my life where I see pride and selfishness.

Which is why we need a Savior. Praise God for Jesus! He was perfect for us, so that we don't have to be. We can run to Him with these areas, and He is faithful to help us, cleanse us, and lead us to His loving, humble, faithful ways.

Most of today’s culture demands immediate results or else it turns the other cheek. Whether it’s climbing the corporate ladder, “microwaved” miracles, weight loss pills without the work, or get-rich-quick schemes, it seems that mainstream media and advertising is selling you instant results.

But God's Kingdom is the opposite and it produces eternal results. The Bible says, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”” (Genesis 8:22 ESV)

Seedtime and harvest. I have farmers in my family, and I know that there is a lot involved in producing a harvest. They can't just show up in the fall and expect a harvest if they haven't prepared the fields and planted seed in the spring. It requires time, effort, forethought, and consistency.

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This tells me that God's way of doing things requires time, effort, forethought, and consistency. Another way of saying this is faithfulness. To me, faithfulness means showing up and putting in the effort over a prolonged period of time—even when I don't feel like showing up. Faithfulness knows that diligence will pay off more than my momentary laziness. Faithfulness has forethought and can see that a little effort here will produce tremendous results in the future.

Soon after drug addiction, I began to spend time in God's Word. I didn't know it at the time, but it caused me to grow. My mind was being renewed to the ways of God and I began to see lasting, eternal fruit in my life. I didn’t have to struggle or come up with some witty, master plan. All I did was rest in my relationship with God and turn to Him for my every need. I sowed the seed of God's Word in my heart by believing it and expecting to see it come to pass in my life. Over time, I saw more and more fruit. I saw the progressive, growing goodness of God's will for my life come to pass. All of this happened because I decided to take time to read the Bible!

God has promises and goodness for every area of our lives. These promises are treasures within the Bible that touch your eternal life in heaven, but also your natural life on this earth. They include healing, prosperity, deliverance, and freedom. 

Seeing these promises in your life are the result of faithful stewardship of God's Word in every area of your life. 

How do we steward the Word of God in our lives? Here's a few things that have helped me along the way:

  • Reading the Bible 

  • Believing it in your heart

  • Hoping and expecting to see it come to pass in your life

  • Apply the wisdom of God's Word to every area of your life

  • Practice faithfulness by continuing this process every day

Over time, God has taught me how to apply the Bible to every area of my life, and I'm still learning every day. This process has produced amazing results and transformation in my life.

My new Workbook, “Walking in the New You” includes 16 chapters to help you with the practical application of God's Word for every area of your life. This workbook will help you to be a faithful steward; strengthening your walk with the Lord and causing more growth in every area! You can even share it with a friend and do it together, or lead a small group through the exercises within that Workbook. Check it out here.

When we are faithful in the small areas of life, God will promote us and give us more responsibility because He can trust us with the little.

Plus, watch this short tutorial to maximize the benefits of my Workbook and Planner!

Praying with you and for you, friend; that God's perfect will is coming to pass in your life, and that you would continually be rooted and grounded in His love.

Love,
Erin

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Erin Weisbrodt

Erin has a passion for helping others see their life transformed through the Word of God. Erin's personal journey, a remarkable transformation ignited by the power of God working from within, has inspired her to create resources that will help others experience the same freedom and transformation found in Jesus Christ. With a heart full of hope, Erin desires to empower others worldwide, sharing her experiences and offering a guiding light to those who dream of a life filled with purpose, joy, and divine transformation.

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