Walking in God’s favor: Love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 20:27 NIV
God gives you people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use.
We have discovered in our spiritual journey that God’s nature is love. He only desires what is best for our good and His glory. He gives us each the freedom to discover His loving nature. He allows each of us freedom of choice to experience His love.
Our Creator has a plan and purpose for each of our lives. He is calling each of us 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, declare the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans for hope and a future”. That is the kind of loving God we choose to serve and love. We know He has everything under control. When we learned to let go and let God, that’s when things started happening.
Love is being seen, known, and loved as the person you really are.
I remember when I began the process of looking for a life partner. I prayed that the woman that` I planned to marry would be someone who truly loved God. That she would be someone I could spiritually connect with. I was raised in a home where I observed my parents praying to God together, worshipping God together, and trusting in God together. That appeared to be a top priority in their relationship and I wanted that in mine.
I thank God everyday for bringing Ardella into my life. Every place I have allowed Ardella to touch in my life has turned to gold. I have prospered in my spiritual life, my family life, my financial life, and my professional life. Over the many years together, God has blessed our marriage, our family, and our lives as we continue to grow more in love with God as well as with each other.
If only you knew, how much God loves you. No one or nothing can change God’s Love for you.
We encourage and challenge each of you to make intimacy with God your top priority. God is faithful. He loves each of you with an unending love. There are no boundaries to his love for each of you.
Prayer of blessings: Lord, thank You for Your love.
Michael J. Vance is the co-host of the podcast Better Husband Father Man hub for all things; parenting, marriage, and self-improvement. He is a financial & benefit risk manager with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency 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 International Pathfinder Club a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vances have been married well over 3 decades and share their lives with four adult children and ten exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook “Stewardship of Wealth”.