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

Question:Please share one practical way you are stewarding your life that might help another mom reading this post. To leave a comment, just click 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

    • Thank you for your encouragement, Stephanie. May God take any of your broken parts and create something beautiful as well.