Practicing Stewardship: Walking in Freedom
If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36
Spiritual bondage darkens our eyes, so that we do not see God for who He is.
Jesus liberates us by removing those cataracts.
Spiritual bondage deadens our hearts, so that we do not believe what God says.
Jesus rejuvenates our cold, lifeless hearts by giving His Spirit.
Salvation is freedom. Freedom from bondage, and freedom to heartfelt obedience.
What is financial freedom? It is not having a million-dollar retirement portfolio. It is not a six-figure job with a gold-plated benefits package. All of those things can disappear in an instant.
Financial freedom is “owning” nothing. Financial freedom = open hands to receive from God, and open hands to give to God and others.
The closed fist, wrapped around perishing earthly riches, is bondage.
When Jesus saves a man or woman, He opens their eyes. He opens their hearts. And, He opens their hands.
The liberation of the gospel moves from ear, to mind, to heart, to every part of our being – yes, even to our wallets.
If money is a competing god in your life, ask the Lord to break those chains. It is His purpose to set you free.
(this is the final post in the Stewardship series. Thank you for reading!)