It’s been awhile since my last post. A lot has been going on that I want to tell you….
Last night after a meeting at church a person whom I know, but not closely, approached me and said to me, “God has been telling me for a week to give you an irrigation system for your yard…….” I want to say to this person, I’m grateful to the Lord for you, through you He answered prayer…there is a story here, an unfolding future and you are now part of it. I want to share the impact of your gift with others that they might be encouraged, so I’m sharing this. I’m grateful you heard His voice & obeyed, I love you. To God I want to say, I love you Abba Father with all of me, through this incredible gift you have once again showed your love for me, confirmed a part of my future for me. When I can’t seem to find a job, you’ve been creating one for me. That not only do you love me but that you care about the desires of my heart. Psalm 37:4 (NKJV)4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart..
Share Your Love, Share Your Food is; I believe, a vision for my future… given by God that He birthed in me out of my own personal hardship that I wrote about on this blog April 17, 2012 titled “The New Face of the American Recession.” It is my desire to “Share Your Love,” by sharing with others the love of God and my love, my knowledge and my heart for all things natural. To help & show others that they can eat healthy too…that if I can grow food, so can they! I want to share God cares about YOU, your dreams, your desires! Share Your Food…to share healthy, home-grown, non-processed, pesticide free food with others.
Prior to 2011 we were small business owners in a construction related industry for over 16 years. The economy crashed and we ended up crashing right along too…As self-employed people we learned quickly over the years that we can do filet mignon, or we can do beans..we’ve had tens of thousands in the bank and we’ve had a few hundred…during this particular time we had $35 in our joint checking. If you are struggling right now, you are not alone…
I want to share with you a portion of my personal prayer journal earlier that day on April 17, 2012.
”This has been one of the most difficult moments in my life and at the same time an awesome time of learning, changing-growing, learning to really trust God because we know not where our survival comes from but from Him. I’ve learned I love simplicity, I neither crave riches nor poverty..both keep me in a state of battling despair. Just the mere thought of thinking I should cut back on eating meals on one hand brings me to tears, on the other it rises the God-given strength & willingness to sacrifice. My compassion has deepened for those like us- I don’t want anyone to go without food-…I want to be like the woman who gave her last coin I pray for the Holy Spirit to give me eyes to see those in need who find it difficult to ask..ASKING IS SO HARD, IT FEELS SO BAD STANDING IN A FOOD LINE (for the first time)… yet my eyes towards others feels nothing like that, I just want to love on them. My heart, SHARE THE LOVE, SHARE THE FOOD.. Oh God let me love the way you have called me to love.”
It was that day April 15th 2012 some pride was stripped away and humility came rushing in…Praise God for His mercy is great! There have been times of fear, like at this time, wondering about the week to come…FYI, But at no time have we gone without what we needed BECAUSE MY GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!
There is a much bigger story at work, this is only a chapter of what God has done this past year. God is the person who gave me the passion for cooking and creating recipes… when He delivered me from cigarettes He birthed a passion for nutrition, to be healthy, a great desire and need to share with everyone everything I was learning and am still learning….Then came the passion & desire to grow my own food…hence the backyard farm. I’ve been passionately telling people ever since, if I can do this you can too, even from your sunny dining room window! I don’t fully know all that God has planned for me, whether it’s a full on non-profit org, a Yummilicious food company, or just a small backyard style farmers market complete with chickens..or all of it. Whatever it is, it will be a blessing toward others.
This is a story in the making…
The birth pains over the past 2 years have created new life…a dream & a vision; a new path, one I am so very excited to be on, the path that my Savior Jesus Christ has laid out for me….I’m gonna follow, cause His way is so much better than mine ♥
With love for God and all things natural,
The Dirt Diva xoxoxox