Stewardship requires us to focus on the mission so we can accommodate changing circumstances. The homeless shelter that accepted our clothing donations last year, for example, may not need them this year. If our goal is to give ministries what they need to thrive, then our giving should begin with the question, “What do you need today?”
We pray, God, thank you for all the ways you call us to meet needs and bring about healing and wholeness in the world. Give us the curiosity to understand what is most helpful and the humility and creativity to change when needed. Amen.
This is adapted from “What do you need today?” a stewardship devotion written by Emma Crossen in the October 2013 issue of Interchange. Today we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and observe the Confession of Peter.