Archive for September, 2007

We’re on duty for God 24/7

Throughout this year I’ve been working on a new book based on The Proverbs 31 Woman. The book is called Worth More Than Rubies: The Value of a Work At Home Mum.  The journey I’ve been experiencing during this time has been amazing and the evidence that God continues to work through things I do will never cease to surprise me. The following is just one such incident.

The most awesome thing happened and I wanted to share it with you.

A few days ago I was annoyed to receive yet another email newsletter from some group I’d never heard of. Because they were obviously Australian, and bearing in mind the spam legislation here, I emailed them and asked how I got on the list – to give them the benefit of the doubt.

The guy answered today and advised I’d signed up for their regular newsletter last December and this was a special one-off. I emailed back and suggested that they actually advise who the ‘parent group’ is so that recipients know who the sender actually is. He responded and agreed and then he emailed me again:

Kathie, you’re a Believer! So am I!!

I just clicked on your link for http://worth-more-than-rubies.com/

Where do you fellowship?

He’d seen the link for my new book in my signature block and followed it and knew instantly where my heart lay.

We ended up emailing back and forth and it turns out that 3 years ago he and his wife was touched by a special ministry that operates from my church. More than that, his wife works at home but is struggling and none of their friends can relate as they are not in a similar position. He asked if I would consider chatting with her on the phone to encourage her and of course I said ‘yes’.

It is important that we always respond and ‘react’ to things in a way that is not seen as rude or bad character at any time. We never know who we’re connecting with and the internet allows us to connect with anyone and everyone at any given time. We are on duty, God’s duty 24/7.  If I had not responded ‘nicely’ it’s possible we would not have discovered what I now believe to be a ‘God-connection’ and it thrills me that once again, my Lord is using me to help others.

I thought it was spam but it was a message from God

My book “Worth More Than Rubies” is playing a role in God-connections, even when I don’t expect it. And when you read the following you will understand what I mean.

The most awesome thing happened today and I want to share it with you.

A few days ago I was annoyed to receive yet another email newsletter from some group I’d never heard of. Because they were obviously Australian, and bearing in mind the spam legislation here, I emailed them and asked how I got on the list – to give them the benefit of the doubt.

The guy answered today and advised I’d signed up for their regular newsletter last December and this was a special one-off. I emailed back and suggested that they actually advise who the ‘parent group’ is so that recipients know who the sender actually is. He responded and agreed and then he sent me another email:

Kathie, you’re a Believer! So am I!!

I just clicked on your link for http://worth-more-than-rubies.com/

Where do you fellowship?

He’d seen the link for my new book in my signature block and followed it and knew instantly where my heart lay.

We ended up emailing back and forth and he was thrilled to find out my church is Bayside Church in Victoria, Australia. 3 years ago he and his wife were touched by a special ministry that operates from my church. More than that, his wife works at home but is feeling very overwhelmed with that and managing the family and none of their friends can relate as they are not in a similar position. He asked if I would consider chatting with her on the phone to encourage her and of course I said ‘yes’. I don’t know if he knows it yet, but of course my book touches on this very subject. And yes, I’m still on his company’s mailing list.

It is important that we always respond and ‘react’ to things in a way that is not seen as rude or in bad character at any time. We never know who we’re connecting with and the internet allows us to connect with anyone and everyone at any given time. We are on duty, God’s duty, 24/7. If I had not responded ‘nicely’ it’s possible we would not have discovered what I now believe to be a ‘God-connection’ and it thrills me that once again, my Lord is using me to help others. Even when they haven’t yet read my book :-)

Addendum: This man and his wife came to my book launch – it was lovely to meet them. Additional to that his wife has a business making and selling bridal veils all over the world. My eldest daughter makes bridal gowns and gowns for the bridesmaids – this would be a great ‘partnership’ and I will be introducing the two to each other.

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