Hi everyone, so it’s been a couple of months. I am still here just super busy. A lot of new changes in my life and some very exciting news to share at the end.
I am working 2 completely new jobs that I started this summer. The first job I needed so that I could stop traveling so far from home. I now work as a barista at a hospital cafe. I went from retail drug store to barista it’s still all about serving people which is something I really enjoy doing. Just now I serve coffee, not sell cards and gifts. I really do like the change of pace. Each morning is different. Makes daily life more interesting. So the 2nd job is actually the same thing but its at a local coffee shop. The coffee shop has a more intimate, smaller feel. It’s actually run by a christian woman who uses it as her ministry. She pumps christian music through the speakers all day, great customers, great atmosphere! It’s so fun to work at two different places doing the same job. I believe the Lord led me too both jobs , I am so thankful to God for these jobs.
So now with these two jobs, I get two paychecks. It’s helped a lot financially. However in the last few weeks I gave up some of my free time and added extra hours from both jobs and probably more then I should have. On top of all the hours I was pulling at these jobs, I still spend a lot a time serving at my church. I have to admit I was getting stretched and somewhat stressed. What was more frustrating then that was that my devotions in the mornings seemed more rushed and routine rather then refreshing and encouraging because I start work really early in the morning. Sometimes I would work one job then change and work the other job. Then after that spend a few more hours at church and would not be home until like 9 pm. I would be exhausted by the time I got home, so instead of getting into the restorative word of God. And nothing can restore you like the word! I would get distracted by social media or watching YouTube. I would end up going to bed thinking about what all I had to do the next day and not be in peace at all.
You know if Satan can keep you from God’s Word your basically a sitting duck for his attacks. All of which can be avoided by keeping your faith built on God’s promises and who He has made you to be. I am not completely out of the water yet because I am scheduled quite a bit at the hospital cafeteria until the end of this month. However I have been making sure that I put the word of God and quality time into my devotions first before other distractions, and so I have a higher level of peace. Plus not to mention my pastor gave an awesome sermon on Sunday and my faith has risen! So instead of seeing and reacting to stress that comes; I can and will see it as more opportunities to look to God, my unconditionally loving Father. So by knowing and drawing on His love and who he calls me to be. He calls me Victorious, Able to overcome, Strong in Him and the power of His might, Loved, Blessed. So when those situations that come that try to tear me down I will cover them with the awesome love and power of God instead. Then the stress that would weigh me down otherwise becomes lighter then air. I am gonna fly right through these next weeks. Hallelujah!!! Praise God!!!!
Speaking of flying!!! So my exciting news to announce…I am taking a missions trip to Haiti. There will be nine of us flying to Haiti at the end of the year. We plan to bring our children’s program there which is filled with puppet skits, pirate skits games and of course the love of Jesus to bring joy to the kids that live there. We will be helping a group called Haiti Mama. One of their great many things they do is they help create jobs so moms can financially support their children who otherwise have to be given to foster care!! My church and I are fund raising for our airfare, accommodations and to be able to bless the Haiti Mama Mission and the children. I am attaching a link to our gofundme page below and also I would encourage you to look up Haiti mama. org. Thanks so much and God Bless.
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve and do infinitely more then your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream and exceed your wildest imagination. He will outdo them all for His miraculous power constantly energizes you. Ephesians 3:20 TPT