I woke up and The Lord said: Don’t Sweep Things Under the Rug – Keep a Just Balance in Me
My children’s father Gary and I owned several sign companies in Central Florida.
One day I walked out into our shop and saw the men working in the sheet metal department. They were bending metal and putting together the frames for one of the custom electrical signs our company manufactured. They used something called a rivet gun to fasten the metal with silver rivets. We would buy these by the pound and they weren’t cheap. I noticed they would grab a handful and put them in their work aprons. As they did this, and reach in to grab some to put in the rivet gun some would fall out on to the ground.
We also had bought very nice rubber mats for the concrete floors. These gave the men something soft to stand on. By the end of the day, when it was time to clean up the shop, I would walk out and noticed that instead of sweeping up the rivets which had fallen to the ground and putting them back in the box to be used later, they would sometimes wind up in the trash or under the rug!
It didn’t take my calculating mind long to figure out we were throwing away money. I went out gathered the rivets out of the trash, weighed them and figured out that if approximately $5.00 per day of rivets for 5 to 6 days a week were getting thrown out… Well, the best I can say is I told my husband about it and we figured out a way to stop this from happening! Go figure!
We also looked at the rubber mats and noticed that the rivets that were swept under the rug were eating into the rubber mats, and destroying those pretty quickly.
Of course we both realized sometimes loss was bound to happen in this type of industry, but we explained to our employees that this was effecting our bottom line, and ultimately theirs in the way of bonus checks and wage increases. We kept an open door policy, in order to keep a just balance between those employees God had entrusted to us.
Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. Proverbs 16:11
The Lord showed me that as an employer it was my job and duty to correct my employees with dignity and honor, and not to deal harshly with them, but as God himself has dealt with me when I have been wasteful and remiss in my duties as his daughter.
He also showed me that no one gets away with anything…. and all the weights in the bag are of his making. Our lives, our vocations, our ministries, even our private and personal lives will be accountable to God and he has established this principle in the earth. We don’t have to worry when companies, individuals, etc. are being thoughtless, or even doing something that is completely dishonest as the article below describes.
February 8, 2015 Caption under Investorshub.com
Another nice catch NYBob ! – “Germans arrested Victoria Nuland’s assistant, who in addition, is an employee of Vanguard Corporation, with almost a billion of high quality fake dollars, printed by Vanguard Corporation. This employee (is a member of the State Department), and now, during his interrogations, he “put under bus” Vanguard Corporation with all of its companies and “putting under bus” Nuland, McCain, Kerry, Brennan and others…”
The fallout from this corruption is immeasurable. Wonder if they will be able to sweep it under the rug as well.
In 2019 – 2020 we have seen what happens when the world is hit with a global crisis and we continue to see that we live in a fallen world. COVID 19 has created an entire super realm of things being swept under the rug.
Even so, who will we put our trust and faith in? If our world is fraught with sickness, pandemia, pain, suffering, loss and financial failure, will we still put our trust in Jesus?
In 1988 we opened a second sign company in Oldsmar, Florida near Tampa. We hired a man to be our general and sales manager there. He had lots of experience. The only problem was the unseen corruptness in this man’s heart was like an iceberg. Given the opportunity he embezzled a quarter of a million dollars from our business. After being arrested, he skipped town with his family and without one look back he continued on in life as usual. Today he is living and working near Jacksonville, Florida. He probably has no idea as to the damage he has caused his family. The LORD sees and knows all things. I pray he has found Jesus, and has repented.
This was a mess that was swept under the rug and has and will affect many generations of both this man’s family and mine. It may have been swept under the rug, but God will redeem the things Satan has destroyed and stolen.
Once I was able to get past the crisis and trauma, I was able to see God’s hand of mercy and goodness even in this terrible situation.
God has continued to bless me but I’ve had to “choose” to trust Him and to press on doing His work, ministering His love, even in spite of my fears, doubts and even unbelief at times. I’ve been angry, sad, and even suicidal, but the LORD reached down and helped me through these times of troubles.
Jesus is our advocate and no matter what we do, or what others do to us, His sacrifice on the cross, and His rising from the grave is for our eternal benefit. No amount of money can buy our salvation nor where we will spend our eternal life. By receiving Jesus Christ as our one and only savior and advocate we gain a position in God’s family and are more than conquerors as Romans 8 describes.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[j]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
I John 2:2
BLESSED IS OUR LORD MOST HIGH!
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And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.Philippians 1:6