Thursday, October 25, 2007

God's Grace is never-ending

Today I finally got in contact with a lady who has a shop full of store fixtures/racks that she no longer needs. Her business didn't work out. I found her on a fluke, or so I thought. After meeting this woman today, I realized that in God's plan there are no flukes, no chance happenings, no accidents. His plan is perfect.

I looked over the pieces she had to offer and then she invited me to her home to see yet more equipment along with pricing guns and a state of the art cash register; all items I will need for my own shop. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that all the fixtures I would require for my shop, including some jewelry props, I'd find in a 10x10 foot storage and just a slightly larger garage. She sat me down at her kitchen table and offered me a drink - which I took. We sat and talked about everything under the sun as if we had known each other all our lives.

In that time I learned she is in a very difficult situation, her house payment has not been made in almost 2 months. She has 6 children and is a single mother. She is a Christian and I think I was sent there to give her a boost in confidence and maybe some direction? I don't know but at the end of the conversation she told me to take everything and to pay her whenever I had the money. Of course I won't do that as I want her to have her money immediately. She's asking very little money for the entire lot. She also invited me to her church (I've been praying about a church to go to) and when I asked what church it was she told me and I found out it was a church I had belonged to several years ago and was just recently thinking about returning to. N, remember I told you about that one?

I talked to her about some business options that she had to get her out of the financial bind she is in right now. I offered to go into business with her or to lead the way and let her take the reigns once the business was running smoothly. I told her God was, is and always would be faithful to those that trust in Him and believe His Word. Her face lit up every time I told her God would not allow her to lose her house. I don't know how or when He will do it but I have all the faith in the world that just as He has pulled me out of many a bind, whether it be financial, emotional or otherwise, He would certainly and without a doubt do the same for her.

When I woke up this morning I had no idea God would use me today as He did and in the process bless me beyond belief. The blessings keep pouring in. Just as He promises in His Word...
Malachi 3:10
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

I stand in awe at the wonder of His grace, the everlasting love that is God and the faithfulness of my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. When we obey God there is no telling what He will do in our lives.

Those of you that know me personally know that I give freely of myself to anyone that needs it. I never expect anything in return. I don't have to. I have God on my side. May God bless you all ever so bountifully that there shall not be room enough to receive it. All be for the Glory of God Almighty.


Anonymous said...

Diane, I have goosebumps. Oh this is wonderful!

N Dyess said...

What an awesome testimony! I know God has blessed this lady through your meeting with her. I know I am blessed when chat. I am also glad that as usual you always give the credit to Him. I hope you are able to attend church there and I pray it will be what you are looking for or a step in that direction. Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Blings and Girly Things said...

Thank you, ladies. I certainly appreciate the support I get from all my friends but especially you two.

Laura, I've known you for years and you are a gentle, Christian soul whom I admire tremendously. Your enthusiasm and exceptional attitude give me so much strength - I feel blessed to have you in my circle of friends.

N - what can I say, you are the noodle in my bean, the spice in my taco and the breath of fresh air in my time of Tiffany-isms. You are a treasured friend that God has put in my path to show me that life doesn't have to be so serious all the time. You, my namby pamby friend are God's wake-up call in my life.

God Bless you both immeasurably and keep you in His mighty hand.

Anonymous said...

Diane, you're gonna make me cry! {{hugs}}

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