You might be wondering who am I, Mary Miner, to have authority on the subjects of the Golden Rule and dating. Well, first, God inspires and convinces me daily. Otherwise, I wouldn't be doing this because it's not an easy task. Second, my clients love their results. Third, my mess is my message. It's all I think about 24/7.
With God's guidance, I've been influencing people for over two decades; speaking and coaching since 2009. I used to be so afraid to reveal to others that God talks to me. It was extremely challenging to explain to them that He also tells me what to do. It took me over a decade to believe it was God. But I finally realize He wants people to acknowledge His presence and also to recognize their gifts, talents, and callings through Him.
You might be able to relate to my story. I hope it encourages you to share your God encounters. Then again, you might not be as spiritual as me, and that's ok. I just want to share how I know that I know, God asked me do bring forth His Golden Rule and help singles find companions.
When I was 40, I was living in Hawaii. I left my ex-husband and lived in a women's homeless shelter for six weeks. God blessed me with a great job, so I was able to support my children as a single mom. My Daddy helped me too. He is one of my Angels.
Prior to this time, I wasn't close to God or my father. They both would be in my life but at a distance.
I know it was God that helped me through this mentally stressful time. I was constantly worried, and I would cry out to Him. He showed up, just like He said He would. I worked hard at my job and He guided me daily. I felt His presence. He blessed me so much that I was able to donate to the shelter.
One day in 2001, I was feeling grateful, I don't know why but I went to my balcony and raised my hands to the heavens and thanked God for all He provided me. And I asked Him, "How can I repay You?" Would you believe me if I told you… He answered me. He truly did. He said, "Mary, your job on this earth is to spread as much love as possible." Isn't that crazy. It's the truth.
Back then, I wanted a man in my life so I said, "Yeah, I can do that. I can spread as much love as possible". I went to my computer, and I started looking for men to love.
All of a sudden, I felt a tap on the shoulder, and my computer restarted, and I heard God say, "I want you to reach out to single women just like yourself. Love and help them."
All of a sudden, this force came upon me. I went to Love@aol.com (it no longer exist). I don't know how I did it, but, typed hundreds of women's names and email addresses until 6 am. That week, I had over a hundred women from all seven islands email me. With God's guidance, I created a fun single women's group. I also helped them find dates and mates. Some are still together today.
Shortly after that, I dated 37 men in one year. Yup! I was on a mission. I picked my husband out of 400 men.
It gets better. Thanks for hanging with me.
The next year, I made some odd decisions (some good and some really bad) and ended up in Orlando, FL. I was depressed and going through the change. God sent me an Angel who introduced me to total faith. I'll save that story for another time. You've got to hear it; it will change your life.
Fast forward to 2009…God gave my husband and me lucrative jobs. It was like we won the lottery. Our jobs were part-time with an amazing full-time salary with overtime. I was thanking Him daily for our remarkable jobs in the middle of a great recession. That is when God asked me to bring forth His Golden Rule.
While I was writing my first book, we were so blessed to be able to buy whatever we wanted, and so we renovated and decorated our dream house. When Duane and I buy things, we have this method. I pick out three things, and he, with my sweet convincing influence, picks the final one. This is so we both can have a say in how we design our home and live our life. We are both half happy.
Well, one day I went to buy our living room carpet. I brought three samples home, and I told him I like this one. He agreed. So off I went to Lowes and purchased the carpet we both chose. It was a rust color, as you can see from the picture above. As I paid for it; I thanked God for such nice things. And then…..the clerk called the delivery company and said, "Mrs. Miner would like to have the Golden Rule Carpet delivered on such and such a day". I yelped; my knees went weak. I explain to the clerk what just happened.
Pretty amazing, right? Not a coincidence. God is still present today with signs and wonders.
Yup, that's right. I walked on that Golden Rule carpet, wrote my book, practiced my talks, sang, danced, and knelt on that Golden Rule Carpet. God keeps showing up! Ever since that day that I thanked Him on the balcony.
You can read more of my God encounters in my Amazon #1 Best Selling book: Step Up: Be The Better Person, Live the Golden Rule.
I even had out of body experiences where the Holy Spirit took over my workshops. I got a standing ovations, but I knew it wasn't me deserving the accolades. Jesus gets credit where credit is due.
By the way, I can also help you get connected to God if you need help.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story. You are kind!