Walking In God’s Favor: And, of course, it is very good if a man has received wealth from the Lord and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life—that is indeed a gift from God. The person who does that will not need to look back with sorrow on his past, for God gives him joy. Ecclesiastes 5:19 TLB
Embrace Your Faith
You must choose to walk in God’s favor. God will not force Himself on you. He has given you a free will. We believe God values your independent thoughts and creativity.
A relationship with God will not happen by accident. You must be willing to surrender your heart to God on a continual basis. God finds favor with you when you trust Him and have faith in Him regardless of your life’s circumstances. God loves you and wants the best for your life.
Finding Your Voice & Caring For Your Soul
Whatever God does for you is for your good and His glory. You don’t really understand how intimately God wants to abide in you. I clearly remember a God moment when I was 19 years old serving in the U.S. Military. I sensed that God’s best for me was more than the military even though I really enjoyed my six-years of military service.
The ship I toured the Western Pacific
One the best things that happened to me during my military service is I met and married Ardella on the Island of Guam. The military also afforded me the opportunity to travel to over 15 foreign countries and 4 continents. As I traveled thousand of miles around the world, my desire to move closer to God increased.
Ardella & I as newly weds on the island of Guam
Upon surrendering my heart to God, I gave Him total reign over my life. I willingly volunteered to serve Him for the rest of my life. I happily share my journey with meaningful others how faith has made a difference in my financial life.
Today, Ardella and I are thankful for the love, peace, joy, goodness, abundance, and protection He provides for us. I am also thankful that God is patiently growing my character as a leader, husband, father, grandfather, and businessman.
You are invited to attend our Financial Faith Bootcamp Wednesday 7pm August 26th and September 2nd at the First Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Life University http://www.firstsdachurch.com Discover how your faith can make a difference in your finances.
A Word from God: Come near to God, and God will come near to you. You sinners, clean sin out of your lives. You who are trying to follow God and the world at the same time, make your thinking pure. James 4:8 EXP
Michael Vance is a senior account executive with Hundley Batts & Associates and the co-founder of stewardshipofwealth.com. Ardella Vance volunteers her time, talents, and financial resources to causes she is passionate about. Ardella 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 Vances have been married well over 30 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“.