Saturday, August 18, 2007


Check this out: "Run". I feel like this is seriously important, that if you seize this and let this be the encouragement that you needed to push on and NOT STOP, you'll go so much further than you ever imagined possible.

This is a season where things are happening quickly. Where before we've had obstacles and seemingly immoveable mountains blocking us, in this season breakthrough can come overnight. The enemy is going to throw up as many challenges as possible, trying to slow us down and trick us into taking our eyes off of the glory that's infront of us. Crazy things might happen, but they don't have any substance. Like I said to my friend one Sunday, it's like no matter what happens (no matter how nuts!) wait two days and victory is obvious! Don't be discourage by anything, don't let anything slow you down, push forward and accomplish as much as you can! Take ground, take ground, TAKE GROUND!!

Be fruitful and be mindful of the season! This is a time for increase, take FULL advantage of it!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Job Update


After a bit of delay (and learning to hold tight to peace even when nothing looks stable), my new boss got back to me today and offered me a position in their kitchen!! I'm very excited, obviously! Haha!!
I'm not quite sure which day will be my last day at Starbucks. Either I'll finish out this weekend and start my new job around the middle of next week, or I'll work at Starbucks through this pay period and start at my new job around the 25th.
God has blessed me so much. He's been expanding my horizons, showing me things inside myself I didn't even know were there, and encouraging me to leap farther. I will never again say that I don't feel like God is real or that He doesn't love me. He's proved His heart towards me, and I will never turn back!! God is GOOD!! Haha!!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Leaps of Faith

For the last year, the Lord has been training me for my future. He's been gentle and calm with me, so I haven't had a hard time trusting Him. I've been able to see where He was going with each decision and change to my schedule. The only thing that has been growing and stretching is my idea of what I can do and what gifts I have. I've been able to see the conclusion of every step and pretty much knew where He was leading me.

Until now.

One day a couple weeks ago, I was in my bed and almost asleep when my Mom knocked on my door. It was pretty late and everyone knew I had work in the morning, so I was startled by the knocking on the door! But Mom had a cell phone in her hand and my Dad was on the other end and he had news for me. Evidently, one of the customers he was driving (my dad works at a limo company) worked for an assisted living facility and this place needed an extra hand in their restaurant.

Every other time I've tried to consider leaving Starbucks, I've always gotten a serious and firm "No." when I brought the idea to God. I was more than ready for another stop light, so it was shocking to feel like I was supposed to interview! Once I registered that, I still had an onslaught of "I don't know if I'm what they're looking for... Maybe I'll get freaked out by working around all those old folks...." Still, very persistent, was the impression I was supposed to go interview.

So I did. (There is WAAAAAAAAAAAY more to the story, a series of incidents that were obviously God-arranged, but I'm not going to tell all of that right now.) I interviewed on Monday, and I'm supposed to hear back from them tomorrow.

I'm just sitting here, thinking about my life for the past year and a quarter, and I'm realizing I have no idea what this next step is leading to. I have no idea if I'll get the job. Normally, I'd be freaking out, or at least very unsettled, but all is calm and quiet inside. I've been hearing the call of God to start leaping without looking and it's been very cool to begin practicing. I may not be able to see where I'm going to land, but that's fine. This is exactly the kind of trust I need to develop.

One more time:

Jeremiah 29 :11-13 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

God is good!