I had the incredible opportunity to be part of an amazing ministry called "Crowned By The King" through Christian Women Affiliate. I received a beautiful necklace....2 actually. The way this ministry works is that you wear this necklace, and wait for an opportunity to give it away. That's right, give it away.
When I was presented with this opportunity, the Lord immediately brought a friend of mine to mind. This is a friend I've never met in person, but is a sister in the Lord, and someone I cherish. My friend has had a very difficult year. So difficult that she took a break from social media, and I didn't hear from her for a while. Well, she's "back" and I'm so thankful she is!
There are different ways you can give away your crown. One is to wear it all the time, and if someone compliments your beautiful necklace, and you feel prompted by the Lord, you give them the necklace, and tell them about the love of Christ! You don't have to be an evangelist, you can use jewelry to spread the love of Jesus! How cool is that?
The second way is the "need" opportunity. Maybe you go to the same restaurant for breakfast every Saturday, and one day your normal server seems down. Give them the necklace, and tell them about what it represents.
The third way, (and this is what I did, since I'm pretty much home-bound,) is to send it to a friend or family member that God lays on your heart. I sent the necklace to my friend with a note telling her not only how much I care about her, but how precious she is to Our King.
This was her response:
"How can I begin to tell you what a blessing you are to me. I so needed the message in the package you sent. I needed the strength and the encouragement and the love that came in the mail.... I needed to know that you cared and that God cared enough to touch your heart for me. He is amazing...and my Heavenly Father is still there for me. I needed the reminder of His love. It is easy to be too hard on myself through all this. Just wanted you to know that I wore your necklace to church today and got lots of amazing comments on it. Some day I will tell you my story, but for now, it is enough to know that you are there and that you care. I hope it is enough for you to know that I do know God lives and that I know He loves each and every one of us. We are truly His children.
Thank you Kerri, you are an answer to prayer."
What an honor to be used as such a blessing to another.
I would SO encourage you to check this ministry out. You can find them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/crownedbytheking.
I am planning on buying more necklaces to send to some other friends and family, and I will treasure the one I have, and have a spare in my purse every time I go out!