6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
This is the third week of our “Sharing the Gifts” stewardship focus for this year. I am convinced that God has been moving among us during the past three weeks and probing the depths of our hearts concerning our commitment to Him. That really is the core issue of our stewardship of all that God has entrusted to us. Far too often churches and pastors, when talking about matters that pertain to stewardship, focus on the church budget, but the budget is a peripheral issue. Most budget difficulties that are faced by churches are only symptomatic of deeper issues that are going on in the hearts and souls of God’s people.