I have been here almost a week. We have had some big changes. I got furniture and two kitties. They are boys Indy and Arlo. I am so excited. I love them so much and can’t wait to watch them grow up. I am proud to say they both know how to use a litter box. We are still working on scratching the scratching post and not the couch. I think they will get it. They are even starting to recognize their names.
This past week I was driving to the Target in Spokane. The target here in Coeur d’Alene is kinda small and didn’t have what I was looking for. Thank goodness for the Target app. Anyway it was Saturday morning and as I was driving in I saw two men standing on the corner with signs. My first intial thought probably like most of yours is “oh no” and cue eye roll. I have never really been a fan of curbside ministry. I understand why people do it but I just don’t feel it is an effective way to share the love of Christ. But as I pulled closer they where holding signs telling you to smile and that you are loved. Then as I turned the corner there were more men holding signs. All signs of encouragment. I was so moved. I have no clue if they were Christian, I obviously hope they are but to me it was a huge sign of what God is doing in this area.
I have no doubt that I was placed here for a purpose. That I have a role to play in what God is doing here. I went to a church this weekend and it is a real contender in home churches. Sure it wasn’t Tree of Life but I could feel God using them to expand his ministry. They pray bold prayers and follow the Lord. It got me fired up. I am so excited to be a part of the ministry here.
This is all new for me. When I lived in Buffalo. It was never something that was on my heart. I knew the area was on other peoples hearts, it was a huge focus for a lot of the Christians I knew. But it was never mine. Sometimes that makes it hard when you feel like everyone is charging toward a goal for the kingdom and you feel left behind. But I wasn’t left behind. I was back in training camp ready to be sent out on a different equally important mission. I told my pastor before I left that I was leaving basic training. That couldn’t have been more true. I needed to be equipped for this role. I encourage you to not be discouraged if you feel like you don’t have that fire for your area. God has a special task for you. Maybe you are in training. Maybe you are in the battle. Maybe your job is to back up the people who are on the front lines. All stages are needed and nothing to be ashamed of. If you are tired or not sure where you are at or supposed to be I would love to pray for you.