Blessed Affirmation

Sometimes it is so difficult for me to discern God’s voice from all the noise that is the inside of my mind. It just seems like it is so difficult to stop dancing in circles and get my inner voice to shut up long enough for me to hear what God is trying to tell me.

Then there are days like today.

I have succeeded little by little to recognize those things that God is putting on my heart. He has set some things in motion that have gotten my attention and because they are kind of outside my norm, they have made me sit up and take notice. One of my biggest difficulties, when it comes to listening to God, is having enough confidence in myself to believe that I’m not just making this stuff up or making things fit together that don’t. I tend to question my motives, not because I don’t believe what God is saying but because I’m afraid that I’m hearing what I want to hear, in the way that I want to hear it.

I pray quite regularly for God to do what he needs to do to get my attention, scary prayer, I know but I have spent too much time feeling like there is something more I’m supposed to be doing but not knowing what it is. God got my attention this morning.

I have felt pushed in a particular direction for a while now but once again, I’ve been questioning just how much of it is God and how much is me. So, this morning I was discussing all of it with Lori and I just got on a roll. Things were coming out of my mouth that I hadn’t even thought out yet. Bits and pieces were fitting together and things were making sense that had just been hanging out on the fringe of my thoughts. It was all making sense and feeling right.

Then, as the dogs were barking, not an unusual happening at our house, I distinctly heard a human voice. Couldn’t tell what the voice was saying but I knew there was somebody outside.

I walked outside and there were two gentleman standing just outside the gate, good place for them to be with the dogs just inside the gate. I shushed the dogs, okay I attempted to shush the dogs, and one of the gentleman asked if I could help them find their property. I know that sounds odd but there are a lot of people who own property out here that either have never seen it or haven’t seen it in a while, and they have trouble finding it.

Usually we see them wandering around the neighborhood in their cars and we stop and see if we can help. It is very rare that anybody finds their way back to our house by accident, we don’t live anywhere near a main road, even a main dirt road.

The paper these gentlemen had didn’t have a street address but the block and lot numbers. I asked them to wait and I went inside to look up the location on the computer. It isn’t the easiest thing to give directions out here, roads bend and street signs are missing, it ends up being easier to just take someone there. So I asked them to follow me and I would take them there. I got an immediate, “God bless you!”, which made me smile.

I led them to where their property was and walked back to their car. Jorge, the driver, introduced himself and thanked me. He also said, “You did good today.” He said he noticed the lettering on the back of our truck that gives the address to this website. He said that He would go to the site and send me an email because he wanted us to share the word of God with each other.

So, as I was telling Lori what I felt was being put on my heart, someone shows up in the yard needing help. People who obviously are people of the Lord and they bless me and tell me I’m doing good.

Thank you Mr. Torres and friends, I’ll take that.

Volunteer Women’s Self defense Instructor Who Gives HOURS and HOURS of His Time to Help Empower Women, Needs Help

UPDATE:

From Chris’s GoFundMe site:
“…can not thank everyone enough. In addition to the financial assistance that is seen here, there are things that are unseen…referrals to roofers, suggestions, words of encouragement, etc….”

http://www.gofundme.com/5crf4w

Been informed by home insurance that I will be cancelled if I do not have a new roof by January 9th. Other insurance company is not an option as none will insure my area of the state. Been denied loan attempts and “make too much” for the one assistance program I have found. Mortgage Company has no program to assist in roof replacement. Hate asking for help this way (or asking for help for that matter), but am at a loss. Thank you for the help

“Have I told you yet just who this is and why I want to help him? It’s not because of the puppy (altho that’s a great reason right there) it’s because of how much of himself he shares to help others…he is one of our R.A.D. instructors…not just any instructor, but one of OUR instructors…he gives HOURS and HOURS of his time to help empower women and teach them to respect themselves and their abilities…he dons a protective suit and places himself in front of women that need to learn to defend themselves…he drives up to Levy county or Alachua county on an almost weekly basis to help with our local R.A.D. programs and we couldn’t do it without him….please consider supporting him. Thank you.” Lori M.

John

John isn’t sure if he’s traveling or not. He’s been in the Gville area for awhile. But that doesn’t seem to be working out too well for him. He said he had thought about going to church but…… my guess is he doesn’t feel presentable enough to go in a church. I told him God was everywhere and if he couldn’t make it to church, he could make his own, just pray. He wasn’t really talkative but he knows God bought him lunch and a cold drink. Keep John in your prayers, if you would. All glory to God.

 

(UPDATE: wandering around, I spotted a camp and turns out, it was John’s. So he and his friend got a goody bag too. Wasn’t invited in, so I didn’t meet his friend but I got a big smile and a wave.

Temp Work or Financial Help Needed

We are working with a gentleman in the Ocala/Williston/Gainesville Florida area that is a single parent and has been out of work for six weeks. He has a job lined up but has to wait for the employer to do a background check and drug screen.

Unfortunately, his rent is due at the end of this week. He is willing to work temp until his permanent job comes through.
If you’d like to help or if you have work to be done for a fair wage, please contact us and we will put you in contact with him.

UPDATE

I’m happy to share the good news that God provided and this gentleman is now at work at his new job. ALL GLORY TO GOD ALL THE TIME!

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