Walking In God’s Favor: Remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you the power to become rich. He does this because he is still faithful today to the covenant that he made with your ancestors. Deuteronomy 8:18 (GNT)
Faithfulness Lives Where Love Dwells
Level 3 Stewards humbly recognize the awesome power of God’s favor in their lives. You can feel God’s protection covering your life and you have personally experienced over and over again God opening doors for you. You know God has given you the power to have the surplus in your life.
Level 3 Stewards cheerfully give their 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. You have a personal covenant with God and are living examples of what faithfulness is all about.
I 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”. The Level 3 Stewards live each day as if it’s their last day, but plan as if they are going to live forever.
God IS Faithful To Give You Hope When You Are Hopeless
Most of you know instinctively, that you should have a will and last testament, living health directive and power of attorney in the invent of a major accident or accidental death. But how many of you invest in the time to secure these valuable life documents. You spend more time planning for a vacation then you do planning for your life.
When Ardella and I invested in the time to plan our future lives together, it was very enlightening. We begin to think about our financial assets and the kind of legacy we desired to leave to our children and grandchildren and soon to be great-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.
Many of you will never experience Level 3 Stewardship in your lifetime. You will never feel the peace of God in this area of financial maturity and responsibility. You have no desire to move past the known life of stability into the abundant life of sustainable surplus.Your Faithfulness Makes You Trustworthy To God
The Level 3 Steward’s life has become a reservoir of God’s bountiful blessings. Blessing seems to overflow in the Level 3 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 the faithful in Level 3 Stewardship, they wisely store some of their surplus for their future, their legacy, and for the storms of life.
Prayer of Blessings: Lord, our life is in Your hands.
Michael J. Vance is a financial & benefit-risk manager with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency , president of the Huntsville Independent Insurance Agents Association and the 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 Pathfinders Club, a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vance’s have been married well over 3 decades and share their lives with four adult children and nine grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville Alabama, and blog from their financial guide ”Stewardship of Wealth“.