Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Tell Me a True Story Week of 05/09/16
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Are We Rich Now? A True story from my Book "Rescue the Stories Book 2."
When my husband went into business
for himself, in the early 1970’s - - our children wondered; “Are we rich now?”
Jealousy in the heart of the
boss’s son (and the boss’s wife), caused my husband to lose his secure job, but
his boss told him that he would help him go into business for himself.
My husband was worried to try
this alone and wanted to bring in the son of his old boss as a partner.Instead I encouraged him not to do that as it
would be a linking together with an unbeliever. In his place I would help him and God would be
our partner.My husband had peace about
it and agreed.
He studied hard for the test,
and it was all a process but God gave him wisdom, and he passed the contractors
license test in a breeze.
We secured a loan and
purchased a flat bed truck and placed small ads in the news paper.His old boss even made a deal for us to help
him with some of his subcontracting work for a percentage.
Now we were a company with a
name, and that gave us prestige. Our
children asked me “Are we rich now?”I
had to sit them all down and explain that prior to this new event in our lives,
their Dad had to depend on his boss for work, and now we had to depend on God
to give us jobs so we could earn our daily bread. I urged them to be happy, but not proud with an
attitude of "I'm better than you."
I think we worked harder than
ever before, especially that first year. The placing of ads in the paper,
the giving of bids and follow up all took time.
God blessed us but we both labored
diligently at this new endeavor. I took phone calls, ran errands to
secure permits, did the books along with taxes, and my husband did the hard
part - the actual job.No we weren’t
rich, but not poor either, just hard working - - “Middle class people.”
I suppose in many ways - - we
were rich too!
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