“Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints” (Colossians 1:25-26).
Made a minister according to the stewardship of God: it does not belong to us, but it is a gift that God gives when He gives it. This applies to everything. Everything is a gift of God, given that we might have life and have it abundantly in Him. Come into the life He gives and live as He would have You live. Give thanks for the stewardship He gives You and know that He has manifested these things to you.
Lord, You know all that is needed and provide for me even before I ask. Guide me in Your provision so that I would not worry about the things of this age but live into the promise You give in faith. Lead me to know these things in my heart and abide in them as You give me strength. In You Lord I have hope. May Your Word be on my mouth, in my heart, and a large part of what I think about.
Word made flesh who has dwelt among us, You have come to bring light and life to those who believe. Count me among believers so that in Your countenance I may have my being. Lead me to be of use to the Kingdom in order that I may share with others as You have shared with me through others. In the stewardship You give, guide me to live out the life of faith in the grace that You give. Amen.