I waited awhile to write about this. Any sooner & you would've picked up on my frustration. Waiting allowed me to pray, forgive, ask for forgiveness & find closure. Now, I hope you only get encouraged...
Several years ago, when we said, "Yes!" to church-employment, we said "Bye, bye" to our boat. We sold our 38-ft Bertram to a family-friend. Well, we got stiffed. Never got one penny.  I'll be honest, it took me awhile to get to the place where I could let go of it. I had to really, really pray about it. I had to find verses on forgiveness. I had to press through the pain of being robbed & labor to get to the other side of it. But on the other side was a powerful lesson: He has our boat that I can't take away. But I have a treasure in Heaven that he can never take away. :)

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1. Susan Shipe wrote:
Dearest Heather....sister, you have a witness. Several years ago, my husband & I sold our fly fishing shop, they buyer stiffed us for the second and final payment. He lives in our town and every once in a while we see him. My flesh wants to go up to him and rip his eyes out, at least his wallet out of his pocket, but my Father whispers in my ear, "Vengeance is Mine - I am your Vindicator." And, I nod and move on. Our treasure is sure, His vindication is pure! Love you, nice lady!!!

April 17, 2011 @ 5:53 PM

2. marilyn wrote:
What make a Christian a Christian is not perfection but forgiveness. :^)

April 17, 2011 @ 8:45 PM

3. Roslyn Rice wrote:
I love this scripture. Instead of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double portion of prosperity and everlasting joy (Isaiah 61:7). Isn't that beautiful? One of the many reasons my sister and I fell in love with the name, double portion.

Loved the post,

April 17, 2011 @ 10:14 PM

4. Anonymous wrote:
I'm so frustrated n Pist!! N pist at the enemy n my fellow brothers n sisters of the faith. Too much twittering n face booking between each other instead of saving the confused lonely souls !! N trying to help the sisters n brothers in need. Stop the the private clubs n socializing among each other reach out to the ones u don't know!!!

April 17, 2011 @ 10:16 PM

5. Bj Forwood wrote:
It is a good thing if we can hold loosely onto our physical treasures HP. It is often a hard lesson to learn but it IS a liberating lesson.

April 17, 2011 @ 11:24 PM

6. LeadHership wrote:
anonymous - i'm sorry you are frustrated. i pray my blog ALWAYS reaches out to people I don't know. I pray that and I believe God hears me. I hope my blog reached out to you.

April 18, 2011 @ 4:41 PM

7. new christian wrote:
anonymous...you have a good point....i think we can be spending to much time with all of these things...it is good to keep balance....however as a new christian i have been very encouraged through some of these ways of communicating... i am learning alot through other christians life experiences with God....and when i learn ..i can be a better witness and comfort to others...but i do understand what you are saying
take care....

April 19, 2011 @ 8:05 AM

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