1 Chronicles 29:10-15
10 Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly: “O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. 12 Riches and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and it is at your discretion that people are made great and given strength.  13 “O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! 14 But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you have already given us! 15 We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a shadow, gone so soon without a trace.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

As a Christians, we need to realize that stewardship is our choice. God does not make us do anything we do not want to do. When our desires line up with the Word of God and His truth, then we see God move into our lives and do great and mighty things. We must acknowledge Who owns everything in the world and who is responsible to take care of it. Psalm 24:1 tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” By knowing that God owns everything, we understand what our place is and that He expects us to honor Him as owner and then to do His will by managing all of the things He has given us. When we put God in His right place, we open the windows of heaven for His blessings to be showered upon us. But only when we are in right connection to Him. If we think it is by our own hand that we have a good job or a nice house, we are putting ourselves above God and we operate under a closed window from heaven. How do you respond to the fact that everything you have, belongs to God?  Whatever your answer will determine whether you are functioning under a closed window or an open window from heaven. Open the windows of God’s blessings by honoring Him as owner of all that you have!

Have a God Day!