Seven years and still running…
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9 KJV
Last Monday, as I worked out and listened to the book of Job, something very special was dropped in my spirit. I realized that I was coming up on an anniversary that is very special to my current walk with Christ. Although I was 24 years old when I first gave my life to Christ, it was only seven years ago today, that I truly committed to that walk. Some say the number seven has important biblical meaning and most often symbolizes the time of completion.
Last seven years at a glance…
“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” Exodus 34:21
2008 & 2009: Unhappy with my job and the work I was doing, each day seemed to be longer than words can explained, I prayed. With time I committed myself to service and decided that it was time to own my own business. Radiant Sunshine was born.
2010: I was nervous about how to date with my new dedication and commitment to God, so I took what felt at the time like a risk, but I now realize it was faith. I dated according to my beliefs, drawing me closer to God. As God revealed to me there is true love and how I was made for Al-Lateef. Now we share our hearts as husband and wife.
2011-2012: I officially stepped out on faith and resigned from work. Radiant Sunshine is now my full-time push. I began to work towards my LCSW, gathering projects related to Social Work and refocused my push towards true independence.
2013 & 2014:
These last two years have had its ups, but seems marked with more downs. It has not changed my love, but it continues to test my faith. To be honest, over the last seven months, I have been doing a lot of praying, mourning and crying out to the Lord, because of all the loss from this past year. Nothing is easy about losing those who have been there for your entire life and have always been a part of how you know love. Even to this day, I pray for peace, for stillness in both my thoughts and heart and most days I make it through. However, some days I feel I may not. I trust the Word of God. I will get through this in His love.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
Help Me Celebrate the beginning of year seven as I run on…