Homeless. Hopeless. Lost. Broken. Hurt.
At any given moment YOU DO have the power to change. it. It may take awhile and probably will.
I write this as the year mark is next week that we have been in the same location for a year without having to move. For the past 5 1/2 months we have rented a little studio on the property with the Motor home parked along the side. I have enjoyed taken a shower whenever I want. Hot and Cold and running and draining water. That is a luxury when homeless.
Both of us has accepted Christ into our lives. That is when the change, the transformation began to happen.
Jimmy is working a full time job, I am the Asst. Director of CPOutreach. We have been clean and sober for almost 2 years now. In recovery at Celebrate Recovery. Attending a 12 step stduy. We both have made it right with the courts and warrants we had. Both went to jail, and will be paying the fines for some time now. Both have our Drivers Licenses. Cars and Insurance.
Sounds like allot? It is, Taking one day at a time, one moment at a time. Not worrying too much about the tomorrows.
Jerimah 29:11 NIV
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.
Matthew 6:34 NIV
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Those are the scriptures that we hung onto. Trusted in. Believed in.
So knowing that God had a plan, I didn’t worry about making one! I just was thankful each day for a safe place, whatever food there was, I CHOSE to change.
Stuff became just that, STUFF. Nothing on this Earth is worth fighting for or idolizing. I began to give my stuff away. To also give food that I had to someone if they needed it.
Have you ever seen a UHAUL behind a hertz? na, me either. So if you CAN’T take it with you, give it to someone who could be blessed by it. The ‘giver’ receives more of a blessing that the person who receives it. I ask that they may one day pay it forward to someone else. Given in love of others.
Luke 3:11 NLT
John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”
Sounds pretty simple, but the act of giving something away that you yourself might use, could sell or trade one day isn’t that easy. But it sure wasn’t easy but it is freeing!
So, today I live for Christ, to love others as He does.
Galatians 5:14 NIV
The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”