Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Praying, Listening, and finally Obeying

Well I haven't blogged in awhile, we've been a little busy around here. So I want to catch you up on whats going on with me. Some of you know that I signed up to become a volunteer for Sav-a-Life Pregnancy Crisis Center in Andalusia. I did this in October (i think). First off, Aunt Sam has been talking to me about volunteering there for several years, and I just would brush it off and say "yeah I should" For the past year its really been on my heart to volunteer and help these girls that have unplanned pregnancies. You all know that my major is Psychology and my main focus is on adolescents. I've always been that person to want to "fix" things, well you can't just "fix" things.. There are steps you need to take in order to come to "peace" with things. I've learned in the past couple of years, that God is there for me no matter what, as long as I believe and trust in him, I'm going to be okay. So, these girls that come into Sav-a-Life need to know this too. Well anyway, yesterday was my first day of training to become a client advocate. I enjoyed it so much, I learned alot..not only learned how to talk to the girls but how to conduct myself in the sessions and in my life. I prayed a long time about volunteering, and most of the time when I would feel God pushing me toward it, I would back off. I did that long enough and finally started listening to what he was telling me to do. I am now obeying God by doing what he wants me to do. I would love to oneday have a "job" with Sav-a-Life, but as for right now I'm obeying God by just volunteering and be there for the girls that come into the center. I have my second training this afternoon and I can't wait. I'm not sure what else God has instore for my life, but I know its great whatever it may be. Thanks for reading :)

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that they be glorified."  - Isaiah 61:1-3