It was the perfect way to end my day. I had an amazing day in its entirety.
I got off work at Breaking New Grounds at 10 and had forty-five minutes before I had to be at work at the OG. Chelsea asked me if I would be home, but I said no. I had no idea why I was heading to that side of town so early, but the night before I had ironed all of my clothes and even set aside my work out clothes.
I headed down pine ready to turn onto 44 and a girl was totally high-lighted to me as she ran across the street in front of my car. She was wearing all mens clothing. She was tiny. I felt the Holy spirit tell me to pick her up. I argued with him in my head that she was hitch-hiking and that she didn't need me. I was a block away now and she stuck her thumb out. I was already on 44 so I had to pull off on park marina to get her. I turned around and she was gone. I kept driving and thought to myself, o well, guess I wasn't supposed to do it. I kept driving and mile up the road, there she was!
I pulled over and she jogged up to my car. I asked where she was going and I had no idea where Oak run was. I asked if it was near hilltop and she didn't really know either. She was 17 and her name was Pippie. I asked her where she going and where she was coming from and if she had any family. She was coming from a week end in Chico and it had taken her 3 days to get back home. She lived with her foster family and only had permission to be gone for the weekend, but because she was walking and hitch-hiking home it took her 3 extra days. She loved her foster family and didn't want to lose them. We drove for about 8 minutes and as we approached th redding airport I began to get nervous. I didn't know how far up the exit was and how I would make it to work ontime. We pulled off and stopped at the convenient store. I told pippie that If it was too far I would get her a cab. She was thirsty and hungry so I gave her some money to get what she needed. I called the cab company and told them where she needed to go. I have been really short on money lately and have been racking up medical bills and rent and utilities. But I had so much peace. It isn't my money anyways, and I am learning to trust entirely in the Lord for finances even when I have more than enough. It was as if the Lord was saying that He wanted to show Pippie His limitless love. That he wanted to pour out on Pippie with all that He had. He was chasing after Her! And if she would turn to see him, She could have Him and HIs love. He loved her so much and he high-lighted her to me so that she might know his love. I prayed for her and sent her off, but before she would let me leave, she told me to hold out my hand. She gave me one of the dozen necklaces she had on her neck. I knew that she was truly touched by God! It was amazing. I have been in other circumstances where I have given away money and time and not seen that it touched them, but Pippie gave me a little piece of her... even from the little that she had.
God has freedom and love in store for Pippie and I encouraged her to seek Jesus!
It was amazing
Even though lately I have been weary at the Olive Garden and I have wanted to throw in the towel, God has given me peace this last week. I haven't left in tears this week so far. Its pretty much a miracle for that to be said. God is truly teaching me to rest and to live in freedom and to be an environment changer.
Yesterday was an amazing day.
As I was at work, I had lost of tables with old people. Everytime that I have a table of elderly women, I think of my beautiful grandma mary lou. I love watching them. They are so graceful and not in a hurry. I find myself rushing all of the time. I don't know if I ever bring peace to a place because I am so fast paced. I watched my 04 table yesterday. they sat and talked with each other for two hours. I was rushing back and forth between tables and I truly admired them for taking their time and for not being in a hurry. Women of generations passed truly know how to rest and bring peace. That Is something I want to glean from them. They truly possess a deep and insurmountable beauty. I want that. I want to be peaceful, and graceful, and beautiful in rest.
I had so many revelations over the last few days, but I didn't write them down at the moment. I wish I would have... Some of them were amazing
One revelation I had was this:
Music is my heart beat and dance is the blood that makes it pump.