Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Am I A Steward Of The Mysteries?

The other day I sat down to immerse myself in the Word of God.  As I usually do, I ask Him what He wants to speak to me that day.  Sometimes it feels like revelation is oozing at the seams, and sometimes it's a simple reminder of a truth I've pondered many times before.  This particular day it was a revelation that has left me pondering for several days now.

the leaves

It all started with 1 Corinthians 4:1-2...

"Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.  In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy."

I couldn't get that phrase "stewards of the mysteries of God" out of my head.  Then I flipped over to Colossians 4:2, 3...

"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ..."

grass

There was that word "mystery" again.  I started thinking about what it means to steward the mysteries of God.  A steward is someone that is appointed to look after something.  There has to be some level of responsibility and trust there for that.  But to know the mysteries, well, that comes from a place of intimacy.  A place of lots of time spent together, going to the depths. 

berries and leaves

I'm still processing what all is involved to be a steward of the mysteries of Christ, but I do know one thing.  I am encouraged to continue to walk down the path of intimacy towards Jesus!


2 comments :

blissful_e said...

What a wonderful thought to ponder! Thanks for sharing.

The Herd said...

I enjoyed all of this post, but the second scripture made the first one really applicable!

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