Walking In God’s Favor: If you start thinking to yourselves, “I did all this. And all by myself. I’m rich. It’s all mine!”—well, think again. Remember that God, your God, gave you the strength to produce all this wealth so as to confirm the covenant that he promised to your ancestors—as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18 MSG
Faithfulness Is Your Economic Advantage
Faithful Stewards humbly recognize the awesome power of God’s favor in their life. You can feel God’s protection covering your life, and have personally experienced over and over again God opening doors for you. You know, that God has given you power to have surplus in your life.
The Cheerful Life of Generosity
You cheerfully give your first fruit off the top and then some. You have moved beyond the 10% tithe and generously give a love offering out of your surplus. Faithful Stewards have a personal covenant with God and are living examples of what faithfulness is all about.
We agree with Antonio McGinnis when he says in his book The Game Is Deep, “There is no greater feeling than being prepared for every opportunity when it comes your way”. Faithful Stewards live each day as if it is their last day, but plan as if they are going to live forever.
One Family’s Journey Towards Financial Peace
When Ardella and I invested the time to plan our future lives together, it was very enlightening. We began to think about our financial assets and the kind of legacy we desired to leave to our children and grandchildren.
We considered the physical and medical challenges of aging together gracefully. More importantly, we shared our deepest thoughts of how we each wanted to live our last days and hours of life on this planet.
Ardella and I celebrating 32 years of marriage with a 10-day tour of Europe
Living Your Life In The Overflow
The Faithful Steward’s life has become a reservoir of God’s bountiful blessings. Blessings seems to overflow in the Level 4 Steward’s life. I heard someone say it like this, ” I am drinking from my saucer because my cup is overflowing”. When God showers His blessing down on a Faithful Stewardship, they wisely store some of their surplus for their future, their legacy, and for the storms of life.
Prayer of Blessing: Lord, thank you for the wealth You have given us.
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 seven grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog weekly from their financial workbook ” The Stewardship of Wealth“.