Jeff asked to bring my camera Full Sail so his mom could be the photographer at an important event (see front page). I didn’t want to send it. Nothing personal at all, just what if it got lost? What if it got broken? What if the battery got used up and I needed it before I remembered to charge it? (which reminds me…) It was a special gift for me, why do I need to send MY stuff when Jeff goes out to do ministry and I don’t even get to come? Wah, wah, wah. So I said “please don’t ask me” and my darling husband let it go. A while later, as they were pulling out of the driveway, I felt the Spirit of God impress on my heart, “how about that camera of mine that I let you use?”
Yikes! I belong to God, and so does everything I own. I ran and got the camera. God even graciously gave me a little extra time because Jeff needed to put something in the garage and I caught them at the end of the driveway. I handed that camera to his mom with a big smile and Jeff must have thought I was crazy! I explained it to him later, along with how grateful I was that God had made Himself so clear to me and given me that chance to honor Him as the true Owner of all the stuff I get to use. It’s a good reminder that we are stewards—not owners—of our talents, resources and time.