He is trustworthy - part 5 of 8
Psalm 81:16 ESV
But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.
What was happening during year four:
I intimately remember a conversation with my sister where she pointed out to me the need for the women in our community to gather. She opened my eyes to the missed opportunity of community if I did not create a space for women to come together and meet one another. To this point, our community was a set of social media pages, a website and an email list. There was not a place of connection but there were thousands of women who were accessing different aspects of the W&HC brand in one way or another through product purchase or devotional readership.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and felt like you were not talking to that person but God was talking to you? That was the feeling that overcame me in this moment with my sister.
My entrepreneurship style is swift action when I hear clearly from the Lord. Call me crazy but I’ll have something complete and launched in a matter of 2 weeks if I feel the discernment from God as clearly as I did on this day.
This conversation resulted in our first event in Dallas September of 2019. I was working another job with zero intention of W&HC ever becoming my full time focus. W&HC was always a place where I felt the Lord encouraging me in my relationship with Him and a place to serve others as an extension of that.
Not only did we host an event with over 200 people but I also left my corporate career this year. As a newlywed, who just made a massive product purchase not anticipating the loss of my full time income, the combination of this large event and going full time with a career I had never viewed as a career really did not make sense in black and white. But God.
Year four was a year that I was able to act in swift obedience because of what God taught me in year three. Because of my health challenges and the way God met me, because of the way He showed up when I made a massive financial decision (as someone who has always idolized money) and the way He stood near me in my fear to learn about human trafficking through our new mission partner Freedom Shield Foundation, I was able to act in faith, stand in obedience and know of His goodness because I had experienced it before and I knew how to hear Him.
How God showed us who He is:
Experiencing God’s trustworthiness requires faith in the unseen. The satisfaction that we chase after can only be lasting in one form and that’s in the fullness of God. At one point or another we must choose to trust Him. Trust Him in the small and trust Him in the big. He will not lead you astray or leave you alone. All things can be worked together for our good and His glory. To experience this we must have faith in the unseen. We must not just say He is good but believe it and show our belief to the world through the way we live.