1 Corinthians 4-5, 2 Chronicles 10-14

1 Corinthians 4:2 – Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.

Lord God, you have put much into my care.  You have poured many blessings into my life.  Help me, first of all, to remember that these are but a trust from you.  Like a CEO of a company – only better – you have entrusted me with callings to fill and tools to carry out those callings.  Help me to remember that all I have – even my calling – is a gift and a trust from you.  These things, even my callings, it is still all yours.  It belong to you.  Even I belong to you.  Help me to remember that when I go about my life and manage all the things in my life – my time, my money and possessions, my skills and abilities, even my calling.  Help me to remember that I am handling your business, not mine.  Help me to remember that I am managing your affairs, not mine.  Help me to remember that I managing your money, not mine.  Help me to remember that I am managing your time, not mine.  It’s all yours to begin with.  And even when you entrust it to me, it remains yours.  And then, Lord, help me to manage it well.  Help me be a person of integrity and honesty as I handle your affairs and manage your gifts.  Help me to be upright and true.   Keep me honest and true to who you are, true to your Word.  Give me integrity so that I am also true to my word.  Make me faithful and reliable in my callings and in my managing of your gifts.  Lord, it is all yours.  Help me to handle my life and your affairs in a way that honors you most of all.  Amen.