Walking in God’s Favor: And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. Deuteronomy 28:14
North America is one of the richest countries on the planet. Mel Gipson, movie actor/producer, grossed over 350 million dollars from the movie The Passion of Christ. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest African American women on Earth.
Such enormously powerful income can support lavish lifestyles, magnificent mansions, awesome automobiles, exotic vacations, and unlimited shopping for designer clothes or luxury personal items. The media is more than willing to make known to you, the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
Unfortunately, many of you believe that anything less than excessive luxury is equivalent to poverty. If your goal is the Hollywood style of prosperity, more than likely, that is something you will probably never reach. The bling bling life style of professional athletes and the Preachers from LA, influence people young and old, to get rich or die trying.
We believe there is a difference between riches and wealth. You can become rich without God in your life. You can easily find unethical Wall Street bankers, greedy CEO’s, drug dealers, and pornography pimps who are rich. That’s because riches are material possessions.
On the other hand wealth is obtained through spiritual wisdom, character development, and the observance of God’s laws. We encourage young families not to worry or focus all your time on getting rich. But instead, began your life together, loving God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul. It is He who gives you the power to obtain wealth.
God will take care of your needs according to His riches in glory. God’s plan for your life is greater than anything you could ever dream or imagine. God loves you more that anyone and has a plan for your life.
Prayer of Blessing: Lord we love You and we thank You for the blessings You give.
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 six grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.