What God’s been teaching us (Karen)

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.

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