Flowing Water

Tim Savage


10“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. 11And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?

13“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 16


Interestingly enough, tonight I’m teaching a short lesson on Stewardship to our church family coming to Growing Deep, Growing Strong, so this passage in Luke is so appropriate! Thank You Lord, You bless me to overflowing.

Let’s think of stewardship in terms of a river. If water is flowing, there is life; plants thrive, fish and sea creatures are plentiful and multiply. Life-giving nutrients flow in from upstream and also flow out giving life and causing growth downstream. But, if water flows in but there is no outlet – what happens? Death, like the Dead Sea. The body of water becomes stagnant and there is no life. We don’t want our lives to be a cul de sac, where things come in but don’t flow out; we should live as a conduit where life flows through us and brings life to those downstream.

If we bring life to those downstream of us then God will pour more in from upstream and if we are faithful with little, then He will trust us with more. We cannot out-give God, He will always give us more than we have earned and more than we deserve.


In times of plenty and in times of little, I must put God first and be faithful that He will continue to provide, as He has always done in the past. Faith is really a journey, we never quite arrive and often we have to travel over the same territory time and again. I must trust God now and forever, it’s not a one-time thing, it’s over and over and over again, no matter what the circumstances.


Dear Heavenly Father,

May my life be a conduit of love, support and financial stewardship, not for You, Lord, but for me. May I always have faith in You whether times are lean or in overabundance.

Thank You for providing and blessing me undeservedly.

In Jesus name,


Devotions for October 03

Ezra 5,6
Psalm 138
Luke 16

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