It is hard to see our lives as an "on loan" from God but, as Pastor Danny reminded us this Sunday, that is exactly the case. Embracing this idea is important for us to not only put our lives into perspective, but to allow us to understand our task as Christ followers. Our task is to care for God's resources. What if God told you to forsake all of those resources and relationships; to just abandon them and walk away; Or worse, to let them be stolen from you and your family? That would be disastrous right? Why would God give you them, only to see them looted and destroyed?
This week, think about how Jesus answered this question. He amassed an incredible following in a few short years of ministry even with no building and most definitely no facebook page. Yet, he left it all to be beaten and crucified. Hebrews 5 says that Jesus learned obedience through what he suffered. Jesus, as faithful as he was with God's resources, knew that they belonged to God to give and to take as he pleased. And Jesus, because of his obedience, became the source of eternal salvation… (Heb. 5:8-9)
If you are willing to trust God to give you good things, then you might get to peer through the window at all he has to offer, but if you trust God even if he takes everything away, then you will find yourself with more than enough, even an abundance. And P.S. this has nothing to do with your bank account.