"RE: Charles " Hanging
in there ""
Hello Charles and Doves
I thought I would share a little of my life with you, and maybe
you will not feel so down.
In 2008 when realestate dropped and is still dropping, I owned
around One Million in realestate properties.
I also own my own buisness, and the building I run the buisness
As of Feb, 2010 I had to file bankrupcy. The buisness could no
longer handle the support of my holdings and my personal
expences due to the economy. For a little over 2 years now I
have canceled my cell phone, my TV connection, and I do not
listen to the radio any longer because the ONE station I liked
to listen to because it was easy listening, was sold and bought
by a mexican company. I don't get the daily news paper. I have
only my DSL internet connection, and that line is what I use for
local calls only. Which keeps my expences down for a phone. My
business property, my home, and my rental property are
discharged in the bankrupcy. I am living day to day. Relying
upon the Lord. He is good and I study daily and of course the
credit cards are also gone.
I am on a cash or check basis. Waiting for the foreclosers to be
satisfied. It is at that point I will be given the notice to
vacate my home and buisness properties.
Can I tell you ......I am JOYFUL ! I have no debt ! I am able to
relax and enjoy the presence of the Lord, and know that He is in
charge ! I eat and have plenty, and all my needs are met !
I prayed and Thanked God for the Bankrupcy, I was free .....no
longer in bondage to my debters. The things of this world are
not important. My home is not here upon this earth, but in
heaven. There is nothing I place before the Lord. He is my all
in all. I am comforted.
I think on the poem " Foot Prints " because Now I understand
what it is for Him to carry me.
I have just received my Ordination as pastor, with an honourary
degree in theology, and eschatological studies.
It is a wonderful oppertunity to share the gospel of Jesus
I still work at my job, and will continue to service my clients
as long as I can. They are loyal to me, as I have serviced them
for nigh on 20 years. They know me and saw my children grow up
and have children of their own. I live and work in a small town.
I am blessed !
When One door is closed, God will open another. I have faith and
know that He will, as long as I am to remain in this world until
He calls me home. I still have a job to do, over and above my
That is the witness to as many as I can, even as if snatching
them from the fire.
Be glad and joyful, count it all joy, because God can use you
anywhere you are in life. Be strong and hold His hand, and if
need be He will carry you through what ever troubles you are in.
Hold your head up and look to the heavens, as I know without a
dought He is literally standing at the threshhold waiting for
the Father to give the word to call us home.
Understand and know that NO ONE can take us out of His hands,
and He will NEVER leave us or foresake us.
Be Blessed My friend