I read this on a blog once and now it seem so timely for my present journey:
“There is not a right way to pioneer new territory. It is a step-by-step journey, completely dependent on God, who usually only gives you the next step. I still crave a map and a guide, but I am learning to lean into the Spirit and God’s Word when I feel alone and lost–and He has yet to forsake me. But do seek the counsel of those pioneers who have cut through the wilderness before. Their remarkable bravery can inspire the strength you need to take new steps”
The presence of the Lord is showing up in unusual amazing ways at our thrift store. It’s blowing my mind daily at the love, grace and faithfulness of our Lord. He knows all things.
Who would have ever thought that a dream to simply live out James 1:27 and praying to God for ideas for ongoing provision to help others would lead to a thrift store.
I had to throw the maps away because my religious map mindset prevented me from thinking outside the box.
I just said YES and leaped off the cliff of faith, with my eyes closed tight, hoping Abba would catch me. And He did!
I am having a blast! And the best part I get to walk this journey with my BFF, Stephanie Chosen, a woman of amazing faith.
And we get to come alongside my humbled son, Joshua, and assist him in his Dirty Water Coffee Company journey. Check out his amazing site http://www.dirtywaternc.com/
Then there is George and Nicholette; WOW God! The most passionate, loving and faith filled business partners one could ever have.
And the very best blessing is the ongoing encounters with amazing men, women and children who shop at Thrift2Gift-Garner; those who donate and the sincere prayer warriors who pray for us.
THANK YOU JESUS! I am so glad I threw away the maps and simply said yes without complicating things.
If you are reading this blog and live in NC, you need to make your way to Thrift2Gift and experience His presence and amazing people.
PS: we love to pray for people in the store.
Living His Dream