Beauty from Brokenness: Stewardship of Life

A DEVOTION

Mom died a couple weeks ago, so my public writing took a pause, but now I wanted to share with you a thought:

Life is stewardship.

The Tiffany lamps that decorate my childhood home reflect the life mom lived: creating beauty from brokenness.

beauty from brokenness

Mom took her fragile glass life and persevered through shattered dreams and darkness, placing together the best parts, and creating a beauty that glowed. The shards were still there, noticeable, but when put all together, displayed a redemptive beauty.

We cannot choose all of life’s circumstances, but we can choose how we invest our hearts, our resources, and our time. 

Are we stewarding our lives in a way that will please the Master?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • How do I use my time and does it reflect godly stewardship? (Eph. 5:16-17)
  • How am I using/investing my finances and does it honor the Lord? (Proverbs 3:9)
  • How do I interact with those in my life, including my children, and does it reflect the fruit of the Spirit? (Galatians 5:22-23)

We cannot take our things or our money with us into eternity, but how we steward our lives impacts eternity forever.

Life is stewardship.

PRAY

Father, God, I know when my time on earth is done, the only thing remaining will be me: standing before You. Please help me live a life of stewardship that honors You. I need your help to see what that means in the day to day. How should I use the time You gift? The money You help me earn? The days with family, friends, and neighbors? I need Your guidance in every little detail, including what to eat for dinner. Please guide me, AMEN.

RESPOND

How about you? Please share one practical way you are stewarding your life that might help another mom reading this post. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

 

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  • Stephanie Anne

    Seana, what a beautiful way to look at the way the Lord can use our brokenness for His glory. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. We will be praying for you in the days and weeks to come. <3