Think of all the joy you'll find, when you leave the world behind.
Here you'll find from time to time i share confessions of my life & post pictures that make me smile, hopefully i can return the favor to you. I am a bit of a Whimsy old soul raised on old fashioned ideology with an open mind & an understanding heart. My Name is Mela and I am a crooked soul trying to stay up straight, be blessed dear ones.
Many many years ago when i was a young teenager i spent my summer days in Arizona helping my mother take care of my grandmother. One day, my mom was sorting through my grandfather’s desk (he past away quite some time ago) and this piece of a gem was found among long forgotten documents.
As of lately i had been somewhat looking for a second job, because flexing between 12-20 hours a week doesnt cut it at my current job; i need more hours/ work. I didnt want to look too hard for a second job because i’m going on vacation for the winter holidays: Christmas & New Years. Most business’ will be hiring for the holidays, i see no point in this at the moment. However, I could be up front with those potential employers that i wont be around for the winter holidays, but i figured that would give them all the more reason not to hire me. Now you see my problem.
Within the last couple of weeks i struck luck or a prayer was answered. (Whichever you’d prefer to call it) i have been provided with a part time babysitting job! I know i should call it a prayer being answered, but i didn’t ask God to grant me a second job. In fact i haven’t prayed all that much lately, i want to believe someone else has been watching out for me and praying for me. I know my parents do, but i wonder who else has. I apologize if this is starting to sound arrogant, i don’t mean to come across that way.
Earlier today my temporary employer liked me so much he said he may call on me from time to time after this temporary babysitting thing ends. Which is great to hear and i can only think of how stupid i was before tonight at not realizing that God has done it again: he’s provided for me when i don’t deserve it. i am nothing.
As i came to this realization i immediately fell to ground and began to sob and thank God for all he’s done & yet to do. i kept on repeating “Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you” about a millions & half times.
I truly believe without a doubt God had set certain things in motion for me to have this temporary job. God is truly marvelous, and He deserves nothing less than all our praise.
it’s funny how i(we) miss the little things God does in my(our) life(lives).
Now, onto a more pressing matter: How can i use these jobs to Glorify Him? As a Follower of Christ this is what we’re called to do; to Take up our cross daily and follow Him through thick & thin.
i’m not going to lie, a few short years ago i had this type of mindset; that being gay is the ultimate sin, but its not. Christians are making a bigger deal about this than it has to be. why should gay people be singled out? why not thieves or liars?
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I just love this picture. It personifies what I think all Christians do. Putting God in a box isn’t necessarily always meant as a bad thing by others, but I just think as humans, we fail to comprehend the true meaning of God. The worship song “Our God” by Chris Tomlin, says it best, “Our God is greater, our God is stronger. God you are higher than any other.” But do we really understand what it is we’re singing?
It almost hurts my brain in a good way to think about how incredible, and amazing God really is. It makes me feel blessed to feel inadequate. I can’t even clearly explain it. But God, cannot fit in the biggest box our imagination’s imagination can imagine. It feels great to know thats the kind of God I serve.