In the past few weeks I have written twice about stewardship; first here and then here. There is another aspect of stewardship that may seem – no it is, really hard to grasp.
So we are intentionally created, gifted, and equipped for His purpose.
But that is not enough.
We read throughout the Scripture and specifically in John 15:5 that even though we have gifts and abilities, unless we are connected, abide, remain, in Christ, those gifts and abilities do not count for much. If John 15:5 is accurate, they count for precisely zero.
So although we are intentionally gifted and equipped by God, we are completely dependent on Him to use that gifting and equipping.
How do enter into that dependence? Check back here tomorrow for an attempt to begin to sort that out.