This statement from Dr. Charles Stanley yesterday blew me away when I was very low on courage. As usual, God has been sweetly revealing His invisible Presence so strongly with me. What you may call a coincidence, I call a God wink with Him saying, ‘Nik, have no fear, I am here!’ (HUGE SMILE)
Like yesterday driving home with my daughter, Ember, we spoke about her fav car that we sold to a lovely family wanting a car for their daughter over a year ago. That very customer ended up calling me today needing some information for the bank that financed him. I needed to text him, and his telephone number ended in 311. Later on, telling Ember about it, I reminded her of the importance of this 311 that God used to remind me to stay on the high road with him when her dad was not agreeing for her to go to New York to university. God even went as far as having a massive billboard with this 311 printed on it as a reminder on my way home one evening. Ember forgot all about it, and as I looked at the time, it was precisely 3:11 as we were having that conversation (Wink! Wink!). That 311 and staying on the high road with God is working! He exceeds my expectations! Ember came home a new person. The university is doing an excellent job. I told Ember to not even think about leaving there because God Himself picked it for her.
An hour later, or so, a customer came in, and I needed her work telephone number. It included the number 311, and I told her that it was special to me and that God was here with us. The payment I ended up getting for her turned out to be too high, so I called the lady at the bank to see if we could get it any lower. Unbelievably the bank rep says, “I can give her a $311 (Wink! Wink!) payment; my boss just has to approve it.”
Then, I went back to purchasing inventory today (the family hustle continues, baby, with the help of God), and I showed my daughter, Julie, what I had purchased from Champion Auto, saying, “That’s your momma, I’m a champion!” And let me tell ya how funny God is, at that precise moment, He drew my attention to Julie’s sock with the Champion brand logo on it! Like God Himself was saying, ‘Wink! Wink! My Nik, you are My Champion!’
Honestly, the burdens get so overwhelming, but that’s where a relationship with God comes in, as He continuously has this verse to come up:
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” – Isaiah 41:10
And helping me He is! Today, on the ride to work, Julie says, “Forget summer break! I will do my best to help you as much as I can.” This was after the customer from yesterday told her and her sister Ember that I needed more of their support. I was so happy passing on my values to her today about giving our best in every task and then leaving the rest for God, who can tweak situations on our behalf in the spiritual realm with His favor (He is excellent at that!). Wink! Wink! Have no fear; God is here! Amen!