Walking in God’s Favor: And He replied to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).” Matthew 22:37 Amplified
Recently we attended the wedding of a young couple in our church. They introduced us to the “hand ceremony” in their marriage ceremony to express their love for one another. It was stated that the hands of the newly wed wife would massage the neck of her newly wed husband when he returned home from a hard day of work, and the hands of newly wed husband would massage the belly of his newly wed wife when she became pregnant with their children. We believe marriage is the highest level of commitment for a man and woman to discover their love for each other.
Level 4 stewards have discovered in their spiritual journey that God’s nature is love. That He gives each of us the freedom to discover His loving nature for our own selves. The Creator freely gives us opportunities to experience His divine love. Level 4 stewards understand that He only wants what is best for our good and His glory.
Our Creator has a purpose for your life and He is calling you to a higher level of stewardship. I love what the book of Jeremiah says in chapter 29 verse 11. “I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans for your hope and a future.” Wow! Now that is the kind of God I choose to worship. I know He has everything under control. When we learned to let go and let God…That’s when things started happening.
I clearly remember when I began the process of looking for a life partner. I prayed that the woman whom I planned to marry would be someone who truly loved God. That she would be someone I could spiritually connect with. It was very important to me that we shared our love for God with one another.
I am so thankful to God for bringing Ardella into my life. Every area I have allowed Ardella to touch in my life has turned to gold. I have prospered in my spiritual life, family life, professional life, and financially life. Over the years God has blessed our marriage, our family, and our lives as we continue to grow more in love with Him as well as each other.
Level 4 Stewards have learned to make intimacy with God their highest priority. God is faithful. He loves us with an unending love. There are no boundaries to God’s love for each of us.
Prayer of Blessings: Thank You Creator for loving us with no limits.
Michael Vance is a senior account executive with Hundley Batts & Associates and the co-founder of stewardshipofwealth.com. Ardella Vance is a gifted educator and a Master Guide in the Pathfinders Club, a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vance’s have been married well over 25 years and share their lives with four adult children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.