Things at the Chick are going wonderfully! We are busy, and we are meeting lots of people in the community, and we have the most wonderful employees ever. I am biased I know, but they are really great, and they are ours, and I love all 70 of them.
We have been trying lots of new churches up here in our new home town and want to find one that fits us. There have been lots of really great ones but we want to feel like we try several and allow the Spirit to lead us to the right church family for us. We went to Church on the Hill last weekend... its really on a hill, and 2 our high school guys lead the worship band, and their Dad is the Pastor. We loved hearing our guys play guitar and worship, and their Dad is a great teacher. He referenced the following verse:
"Now He who supplies the seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
2 Corinthians 9:10 - 11
I love Corinthians and I love this verse. It doesn't really apply to us in the monetary sense, but it definitely does on a people basis. God has supplied us with the most amazing employees and friends to love on. Jay and I spent so much time praying over the people that we would have in our store and God has blessed us with increase! Our heart is to grow our people, to love them, and serve alongside them, to support them in life, to challenge them to be better, and to provide a work environment that is enjoyable to come to. We are in the growing people business and we'll leave the growing the business and all that other stuff up to the Lord. I truly believe that the Lord blesses His children with increase so that as believers we can be a blessing to others with a spirit of generosity and joy all for the glory of our God.
That is my prayer today... that the Lord would give me a continued spirit of generosity and joy in daily life and in every obstacle I and sure to be faced with. How has God blessed you with increase?
I have an increase in laundry now that I known a very large cow suit that needs frequent washing! Off to make my sweaty cow smell clean and fresh :) Happy Friday!