By the Grace of God
I've been through many financial crises over many decades. There were many times when I concluded there was no way to survive. One time in particular was when the price of oil fell to $9 and our real estate sales fell 95%. Almost all of the banks in Texas failed in that crisis. One dark day I went home, knowing we would not be able to make a debt payment the next day, thereby committing default on one of our debts and possibly bringing about the death of the company. The next day I walked into the office and everyone was happy. Confused, I asked why and was immediately told that a mystery check was received for nearly the exact amount as the debt that was due that day. It was a very large sum of money. No one in our company knew that money was owed to us until the check appeared. That was when I began to believe that, possibly, God does interact in the affairs of men.
I've seen my boss go to federal prison, participated in a corporate coup, and been fired more than once. In recent years I have endured cancer and severe prolonged pain to the point I asked God to take my life on two occasions. And by the grace of God, I'm here with you today.
His light, life and power came into me in a dark room, in a dark time when I could no longer bear the burden of life.
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My name is Jim Phillips.