When I married Sharel in April 2009, I started below zero. I renounced the comforts of my parents’ home and the few possessions I had because when I read the scripture: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”, I interpreted it literally.
The day before I got married, I left my home with just one suitcase. Sharel did the same. For the first few weeks as a married couple, we lived out of our suitcases, trusting everything else to divine providence. We did not have much of anything, except for each other and our faith in God.
Today, we live with our two wonderful children in our own 2 bedroom home. We have everything we need and everything we want.
I learnt through my own experience that God honours those who honour Him and blesses those who obey His commands. I believe God meant for all of us to take His word literally. I also learnt that we should never despise small beginnings. This is my testimony. This is what God did for me. And I am ever so grateful.