The past two days at the Palmetto, Georgia campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home have been such a blessing!!
~””When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.'”~Luke 10:5, New International Version~
It was a hot and beautiful Summer day. I remember when my Lyft driver dropped me off at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home that morning. I went inside of one of the buildings of the home and was warmly greeted by one of the co-workers. Shortly thereafter, my supervisor entered into the building and she directed me to another building at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home—-the gymnasium.
While in the gymnasium, my supervisor assigned me a great task. She wanted me to create four advertisements that would attract the children to the Summer clubs that would be happening at the Palmetto campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I thought and thought about this task she assigned and agreed to do it. I explained to her that I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and that because of this qualification, that I can do this task. I thank God for granting me favor and stature with my supervisor, just at God granted Jesus favor in the Bible with Himself and man.
~”Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.”~Luke 2:52, New Living Translation~
My supervisor admired the advertisements that that created and complimented them. She told me that I did a great job! Then, I cleaned the closet of my supervisor’s office as well as a the science classroom closet of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home gymnasium. Even though I was not expecting to get a task such as this one, prepared the works of my hands for these tasks that were ahead of me and cleaned away! I thank God for giving me the strength to clean these rooms of the gymnasium because it gave these rooms divine order as well as a sense of peace so that the children can enjoy the gymnasium to the fullest and thrive under the shade of its roof. 🙂
~”But godliness with contentment is great gain.”~1 Timothy 6:6, New International Version~
~”Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7, New Living Translation~
Towards the end of the day, I led a prayer walk with one of the volunteers of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. This was my FAVORITE part of the day!! I walked, and walked, and walked around the campus with the volunteer, blessing every part of every house, every boy, and every girl, who resided in the cottages of the Palmetto campus of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I even prayed for the counselors, social workers, psychologists, and co-workers of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and that God would bless them and guide them in their interactions with the children. Overall, this was a very fruitful part of my day!!
~”We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[d] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”~Colossians 1:3-12, New International Version~
~”For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”~Luke 12:12, New International Version~
And that was my first day at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home! Let us pray!:
Thank You for this incredible opportunity that You gave me to serve at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Thank You that You are blessing the works of my hands this Summer so that I, in turn, can be a blessing to staff and the children of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I pray that Your Holy Spirit will touch the lives of every boy and every girl here so that they know that Jesus is Lord. I pray that they will experience healing (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as You prepare their hearts in that secret place to receive Jesus this Summer. I pray that You will make every a part of this time that I spend at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, such as this, special as You show me how to encourage and inspire the children in a way that empowers them to love You and themselves, more and more, grace by grace, and day by day. We give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
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