Faithful Stewardship

Faithful Stewardship

Howard Dayton is a friend and hero of mine who started a wonderful organization called Crown Ministries. Crown takes the concept of financial stewardship and trains thousands of men and women to be faithful with their financial resources. I have called Crown a healing-and-deliverance mission for the vast number of people who need to be set free from financial bondage.

Years ago, Howard created a diagram that helps us keep the goal of faithful financial stewardship in mind.5 You can use the diagram below to evaluate your own stewardship and as a goal to work toward. I keep it close to my heart as I look at our own finances and as I seek to fulfill my responsibility to train our children in this most important, but often overlooked, area.

Take a look at each area of the diagram, and rate how you are doing as a faithful steward of your finances. Next, rank each area of the diagram from 1 to 5 below (1 = “doing well,” 5 = “needs immediate attention”), and make a decision to improve where needed.

Avoiding debt ______________

Seeking counsel_____________

Practicing honesty___________

Giving generously___________

Spending wisely ____________

Working hard ______________

Saving consistently__________

Training children ___________

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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