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The September 2014 edition of Journey is now available!
The September 2014 edition of Journey is now available!

September Journey now available

The September edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page.

What have you got?

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Stewardship is a little bit like eating a Pop-Tart for breakfast.

Let me explain.

One morning I skipped the most important meal of the day (I know, I know; I’m trying to be better) and instead ate a Pop-Tart from a packet I had squirreled away in my desk at work. On Twitter I wrote,

I realise this story does nothing to dispel the myth that social media is only used to talk about what you had for breakfast, but bear with me; I’m going somewhere with this.

I printed out that tweet and stuck it to my desk as a humorous way of reminding myself that even if things aren’t perfect, sometimes you just have to get on with it. It’s better to take stock of what is available to me, and what I can do with it, rather than sitting around thinking about all the things I could do if I had this or that.

I think stewardship is like this. Parables about investing wisely are often used in sermons on stewardship, as is the story of Adam and Eve looking after creation. Does that mean it’s about finding things to do to help? Or cultivating extra resources to help the kingdom?

I think it all starts with working out what you’ve got right now, before you do anything else.

So what have you got? It might not be ideal, but God can work with that.

Rohan Salmond
Cross-platform editor

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