Focusing your life soley on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself; because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. Barack Obama

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

Faith is being sure in what you hope for and certain in what you do not see.

Do you humbly recognize the awesome power of God’s favor in your life. Do you feel God’s protection covering your life, and have personally experienced over and over again God opening doors for you?  Do you know that it is God who has given you power to have surplus in your life?

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Do you cheerfully give your first fruit off the top and then some? Have You 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 the Executive Director for the Harris Home for Children 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.

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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 moments of life on this planet.

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Ardella and I celebrating a shared goal of a 10-day tour of Europe

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 and blessings You have given us.

Michael J. Vance is the co-host of a weekly podcast Better Husband Father Man a hub for all things; parenting, marriage, and self-improvement. Michael is a financial & benefit risk manager with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency  and co-founder of Stewardshipofwealth.com. Ardella Vance volunteers her time, talents, and financial resources to causes she is passionate about. She is a gifted educator and a Master Guide in the Pathfinder 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 eight exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook “Stewardship of Wealth”.

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