After being near tears yesterday, I posted in my team's forum on Etsy to please pray for me. I received lots of encouragement from my fellow sisters and brothers and it definitely helped to stall the discouragment I was feeling. This morning I received even more encouragement as I was reading my Bible and devotions. Here's the statement I read by Max Lucado, and ohh how true this is:
' Though the road to the palace takes a detour through the prison, it eventually ends up at the throne.'
This statement is so true, even through the detours of this life, God is always there. It is so amazing how God loves us! I received even more encouragement this morning when I opened up my Etsy account thru another sister who 'convoed' me with words of encouragement. I am truly blessed.
When flesh gets in my way, I have to remember a saying I've used quite often: 'if God brings you to it, He WILL get you thru it' whatever it may be.
I know in my heart and soul God gave me the ability and talent to make and create jewelry. I know in my heart and soul God told me to open this bead shop in Uniontown, PA. I know in my heart and soul God led me to the Etsy site. And I know in my heart and soul He led me to the teams I have joined there for encouragement.
Take a look at this wonderful artwork in one of my teammate's shops. I would like to use to say thank you to all who blessed me with encouragement, by using a beautiful thank you card I found there.
Phyllis' work is absolutely gorgeous, check out her shop and see her beautiful artwork in cards.
I pray everyone has a fabulous day today!