Hello King's Daughters.
I know you haven't heard from me in a while, there is so much to say to you and so much want to share and have been keeping it all in for so long that I almost feel embarrassed to suddenly pop up again in your life. However, I know that if I just share a little now that the flow will return and I will find a way to keep in touch with you more often.
So forgive me if some of this doesn't make sense, I cannot update you on all I have been through in the past year but I would like to update you on recent events. You see, God has blessed me with a business, the Women's Business Club. It has been up and running for one year and nine months now as has grown from strength to strength. I have loved almost every minute of the journey, there have been a few challenging minutes that I have not loved too much but mostly I have loved the journey.
One thing that came of this business is financial profit. After years of lack and financial struggle I finally found myself in a good place of having enough. Of course I want more of that, I want plenty. Plenty not only to enjoy life more but also to give - I do love to give.
In the past weeks I have found one thing after another has attacked my income to the point of risking going back to having nothing. I couldn't bear the thought of back to poverty and scraping by. Is this God or the devil? Who knows! I do know that God is with me and is always working in and through me, so even in this dark season I look to him to find out what He has to teach me. This is one lovely lesson that I am learning, I call it the 'But'.
I am feeling stronger in the Lord now after feeling nowhere for a while and I know that He has a plan and purpose for my life. However, we are not in the clear yet, the battle still rages, this morning I woke up to discover that we have lost another source of income. So please join me as I stand on and activate God's promises in my life.
Today I declare:
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
- Philippians 4:19
I feel that the 'But' in this verse is very important. You see, verse 18 says:
"I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God."
For me, I relate to this as I was in a time of having more than enough after many years of poverty. I cannot help but wonder if God wants to remind me of the 'But' so that I don't become dependent on myself but that I remain dependent on His supply according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I want to get back to having more than enough because I am generous and do give as much as possible, especially to my church. So please pray that I quickly learn what God is trying to teach me, that I am humble and live after the But!
I have so much more to share with you and I will do my best to do so more regularly, but for now I leave you with the 'But' to ponder on.
Please keep in touch too, comment below, I would love to hear from you.