What can I say…. I’ve become a fan of flea markets. I don’t expect a miracle in abundant cash but I have met miracles each Saturday I’ve attended. I’ve walk around and seen people making beautiful jewelry right on the spot. What woman you know doesn’t like custom-made jewelry. It’s a miracle! Another lady made antique queen sofa’s and chair coverings for your tissue box holder or whatever. It’s beautifully breathtaking. I walked more and discovered a woman making candle holders out of shoes. Oh wow, I thought. I love candles and shoes and to combine the two and add your creative mind is a miracle!! I had to have one. There’s another lady who has a design that I know is going to make her millions. It holds pens, eyeglasses, and anything else you think of sticking in your top pocket; and it’s no bigger than the pink ribbon pendant for cancer. The things I’ve seen are nothing short of miracles. There are so many more I could name but these ladies found the talent literally in their hands and I was able to relate on another level. It’s also great for networking and I meet interesting people constantly approaching my booth.
I understand that everyone coming over to my booth is really not interested in my product but more so interested in what I have to say. They will purchase something by the time they leave is my thought. I will make certain of that. Now it may not be my book but it will be something significant. I don’t boast of me but of the infirmities that provide me a testimony and a smile. There’s no reason for me to be ashamed or disgraced over my past, failures, tragedies. There’s no reason for me to fear. God has advised I be courageous through it all and that is what I will do and that is what I share to all that find me interesting enough to stop.
From time to time there is that someone who comes by your table and they spark something in you. Their passion and zeal for life seems to jump off of them onto you and before you know it you’re headed in the right direction. I was fortunate enough to experience that twice last Saturday. The first was this older gentleman who found me intriguing and decided to stop by. I went into my spill after introducing myself as he patiently waited for me to finish. Once I was done he told me about the if and then factor of the bible. I listened intently and told him I knew exactly what he was speaking of and very much agree. We even spewed out a few scriptures to back us up. LOL! He advised most folk didn’t get it but I had a hard time believing that. I thought to myself they have to know you can’t expect something without doing nothing. The gentleman and I laughed some more and he went about his way never purchasing a book, but walking away with something significant.
The next lady that approached my table came thru referral. Aint that something?! LOL- She was told by two women who’d stopped by earlier that she needed to come by and hear what I had to say. So she came by and it was the lady who have the million dollar creation. She said “I know you, I’ve seen you the last time”. I agreed and went into my spill of the book. My first priority is to endorse my product!. After hearing what I had to say she told me she now understood why the ladies told her to come over. She began by telling me to “let it go in my heart” to let the pain go so that God can feel that void, that darkness, that trust issue. She then began telling me her testimony and the dream she had which sound like a dream I had. Once I told her I had a similar dream I felt it!
Pooooooowwwwwww, Ziiiiiiiiipppppppp, Heat came all over my body and a surge of energy and emotions shot thru me. She said Wuuuuhhhh did you feel that.. I assured her I did but I was holding back tears and slow with my speech. There was that much-needed spark I’ve prayed for. However, I’ve been going thru hell ever since but I am staying at the potter’s wheel and allowing Him to make me over again.
As I read my bible today I thought of the older gentleman and my conversing of the if and then. I decided to read the scriptures and interpret who He’s talking too and with just those words and this is what it said…Galatians 3: 26-29) then Galatians 4: 1-7
You are all sons, you are all one. If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs
Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into your hearts. If a son, then an heir of God through Christ!
Read the scriptures entirely, but when you think about it the real meaning lies in the if and then! You gotta give something to get something!
Art by different talented artist. I don’t take any credit for the work above. Only used as a form of expression!