When me and my daughter Whitney we’re considering opening a business to help support our desire to spend more time with our families, we prayed earnestly about it over a period of time until we both knew in our hearts that it was where God was leading us.
When we were deciding on a name for our new “God led” adventure we discussed various options…Gawdy Girl from a business I almost started years ago, Southern Sass and multiple other options. At one point in one of our many conversations about our new business, Whitney got quiet and she rather meekly told me about her prayer time with GOD earlier that morning. As a mother I can’t think of anything that makes me more proud that to see and hear my children working to develop a closer relationship with God. I was totally mesmerized and listened intently to her talk about her study in Malachi…specifically her morning devotional had been Malachi 3:10
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, ” if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
Generally when we hear this particular section of the Bible spoke about or discussed they are using this verse as a guide for tithing and rightly so.
However as Whitney and I discussed her encounter with “The Father” that morning it became about more than tithing. It became about our whole life and very specifically about the business we had been praying for guidance from GOD on.
I mean as Christians shouldn’t we be living our lives as a offering to our Father? What if we opened a business dedicated to that idea? What if we did as he suggested and tested him? Trusted him completely with our new business?
So we did just that and Open Windowz Boutique was born.
The concept of Open Windowz is simple. Each Window is a unique store for a range of different products. The Little People Window is a ever changing collection of items for the babies, toddlers and little people in your life. The M.W.L.(Made with Love) Window is a small but growing collection of hand made items that we hope you’ll love as much as we do. The Body Bling Window is full of the most fun and the trendiest jewelry we can find. Into the West is one of my personal favorites Windowz including cowboy and cowgirl jewelry, hats boots and more. The Finishing Touch Window is of course handbags, sunglasses, watches and scarves, leggings and other fun stuff to wear. The Seasons Window is all about home and hearth. All of the items that help us create a warm, cozy and inviting home for our family. We are hoping to add candles to this window very soon and possibly a quarterly subscription box full of seasonal home decor, i.e. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving etc.
We have several other Windowz that we will be introducing over the next few months. Be watching for a Praise and Prayer Window, where we can all share prayer requests and share the joy of those answered prayers and the signs and wonders all around us. We also hope to develop a Weekly Devotional Window…Oh and I can’t forget the Man Cave Window. There is also one other very special Window we are praying about…
Stay Tuned as we allow God to lead our little adventure. Your prayers and support are deeply appreciated.