When I mention the idea of physical stewardship, some of you may be wondering, “What the heck is he talking about?” I will define this idea while working backward to forward. Let me begin with the idea of stewardship. Stewardship is taking care of (being a ‘good steward’ of) the thing(s) which you have been given (given charge over or responsibility for).
If you are fortunate enough to have children, you will need to be a good steward of them. You would do what you could to help them, heal them, encourage them, and prepare them for life. Your love for them may prompt you to say that you would give your life for them. If you have a spouse, you should feel the same way. Your spouse and your kids are gifts to you. If you have a great job (that you love) which pays you lots of money and offers you great benefits, you would protect it at all costs. You wouldn’t think of just walking into your boss’ office one day and saying, “Take this job and shove it.” Notice I did say a job YOU LOVE.
You have probably been correctly told that life itself is a gift. Do not take it for granted. Count your blessings. Each day is a miracle. What about the idea of physical stewardship? Friend, you have been gifted only ONE body. It is the only one you have. You cannot get a replacement. Both you and I need to realize we are to be ‘physical stewards’ of the body we have been given. Care for your body by feeding it proper nutrition and activating your muscles through regular exercise. Yes, the concept of stewardship is easily understandable, and it applies to your physical person as well. I encourage you to apply the idea DAILY to your physical self. Let you life exhibit PHYSICAL STEWARDSHIP.