This morning I noticed my daughter in law's wedding ring and asked to look at it more closely. She wears it every day and the testimony behind it always makes me smile and my heart warm—thankful for His faithfulness and awesome blessings!
As I was marveling at it, she asked if I knew that during some very lean years, when they needed money to pay the bills, she told my son that we needed to sell it? I said I didn't and she proceeded to explain.
After the diamonds had been set, which is how I'd become involved, blessing my son to be able to have a ring when he remarried his bride after their divorce, the jeweler gave his appraisal of the ring. It was worth many thousands and they were given a certificate for the sake of insurance (though they only keep assurance with God 🙂 through tithing.
My DIL Kasey had been given her mother's ring after she divorced, and on either side were lovely large diamonds she'd gotten from her father on a necklace. The 3 Cord of diamonds were also a symbol of God in the center of their marriage.
So knowing their value, when they needed money, she offered to sell her ring saying it was only a material blessing, and some day she knew God would give her something. If not, then she would gladly just wear an inexpensive band.
When they took it to sell, they were told by the pawn shop that it was a fake. They showed the certificate and said that was impossible, but they wouldn't buy it.
Thankfully my son Axel, and Kasey both agreed this was a sign they weren't supposed to sell her restoration wedding ring and made it through their lean year. She concluded with saying that seeing her ring reminds them both of so many ways He's cared for them and helped them through so many difficult times, even times when He blocked their way.
Luke 1:37—"For nothing will be impossible WITH GOD."
"The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.” Prov. 16:9.
Luke 6:38—“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
~ Erin in Missouri
Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He's reminded you of His protection and blessings? Aren't you thankful that Erin took the time to share her DIL's PRAISE with you an Encouraging Woman?
Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!