Happy Thanksgiving! During this busy season do you find yourself running around like a hamster on a wheel?
During a period of high stress, Crown’s founder, Larry Burkett said that he was resigning from being in charge of the universe – and would let God keep His job!
I find myself in this same crunch at times. I take on too much, spread myself too thin, and end up tired and ineffective. This is when I need margin.
So, I’m challenging myself, and asking you to join me. Let’s slow down. God is in charge of the universe. Not you, not me, not the President…but God.
So how do we actually slow down?
By making God’s priorities our priorities. We pray, we read the Word, we go to church, we rest on the Sabbath, we give generously, we use the money He’s provided to build His kingdom – not ours.
As Paul said, “…you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Gal 5:13-14)
Serving others bring true joy. Peter said, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace… whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 4:10-11)
And, “…whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:43-45)
On this day of thanksgiving, let’s slow down and
“…let us not grow weary of doing good” for “faith without works is dead.”
Resolve to become faithful stewards. We’ve put together a special holiday bundle of resources to help you or someone you love better manage their money and career. It is a package of our materials that will make an excellent, thoughtful gift. Order yours at crown.org/specials.