That’s my testimony, baby! I can brag about my bad times because, in all my weaknesses, God’s strength comes shining through to STAND STRONG with me. HEEHAW!!! I just hung up the phone from my daughter, Julie, a little while ago and she has a joke that if you look up spoilt in the dictionary, you would see a picture of me and her sister Ember holding hands. Well, today, I told her if you look up the definition of “baddie (a female standing strong and doing her thing)” you will see the picture of me, her, Ember, and God holding hands. No matter what comes our way, GOD HIMSELF STANDS WITH US!!!
That means we’re giving our best in every area of our lives on God’s behalf, going for the highest honor. The Greatest. For me, that includes being the best wife supporting and standing strong with the best husband no matter what we go through. I’m sticking with this post I read yesterday on Tumblr.com:
_“I made a vow, I said the words, I gave the pledge, I gave a ring, I took a ring, I gave myself, I trusted GOD, and said the words, and meant the words… in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in good times and in bad…so I am standing NOW, and will not sit down, let down, slow down, calm down, fall down, look down or be down ’til the breakdown is torn down! I refuse to put my eyes on outward circumstances, or listen to prophets of doom, or buy into what is trendy, worldly, popular, convenient, easy, quick, thrifty, or advantageous… nor will I settle for a cheap imitation of God’s real thing, nor will I seek to lower God’s standard, twist God’s will, rewrite God’s word, violate God’s covenant, or accept what God hates, namely divorce! _
In a world of filth, I will stay pure; surrounded by lies I will speak the truth; where hopelessness abounds, I will hope in God: where revenge is easier, I will bless instead of curse; and where the odds are stacked against me, I WILL TRUST IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS. I am a STANDER, and I will not acquiesce, compromise, quarrel or quit. I have made the choice, set my face, entered the race, believed the Word, and trusted God for all the outcome. I will allow neither the reaction of my spouse, nor the urging of my friends, nor the advice of my loved ones, nor economic hardship, nor the prompting of the devil to make me let up, slow up, blow up, or give up ’til my marriage is healed.”
The “I WILL TRUST IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS” really stood out strongly to me. I want us all to aim to the best of our abilities to do everything for His honor and glory because our God is truly faithful. I opened our business today all by myself and ended up hugging a customer when I asked her how she heard about us and she said, “I pass here going to and from work and I notice that as soon as your cars come in, they immediately sell. I notice other dealers have the same inventory, but your vehicles sell fast, so that means you have good cars.” That’s the faithfulness of God in action! His favor and support help me in every aspect of my life, including our businesses. From buying the cars (I pray for His guidance on which cars to buy!) to sending customers to buy them from me, God is intimately involved. I’m wisely learning to make Him the center of every move I make asking for Him to direct me. May 2022 bring us all closer to Him! Amen!