- Written by The LCMS Office of National Mission, Stewardship Ministry The LCMS Office of National Mission, Stewardship Ministry
- Created: 25 July 2010 25 July 2010
We often find ourselves in “waiting rooms”, whether real or of our own making. When we are in a“waiting room” ours lives seem like they are put on hold. So, “waiting” can be pretty boring. August is perhaps the most boring month of the year. Summer vacations are winding down. Children are getting bored with summer and looking forward to the start of a new school year.
Life is sometimes like that. We often find ourselves “in between.” In the Bible the terms “wait or waiting”can mean many things. Some of these include: “wait quietly, wait and watch, wait patiently, wait impatiently or wait with hope and expectation.”
The bottom line is that God has given us each day as an opportunity to “rejoice and be glad in it” and use it in the best way we can to bring honor to God and blessings to others. Since each day is a gift from God there is really no such thing as “a useless, boring day” unless we choose to make it that!
As God’s children by grace through faith in Jesus, we are also stewards or managers of all that God has entrusted to us. Good stewards seek to use all that they are and have according to the will of God, the owner. As St. Paul wrote to the Galatians: “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” In this way, “we let our lights shine before men, so that they may see our good works and praise our Father in heaven.”
So, there is really no such thing as boring time. Time is God’s gift to us to use. With the Lord’s blessing let’s make the most of our time as well as all of life and life’s resources.
Saint John’s Stewardship Board promotes the development of good stewardship and giving patterns among the members of Saint John’s.