If you build it, He will come.
If you could do anything, what would you do?
That's the question my family posed to me a few weeks ago.
My mind swirled with possibilities ranging from the absurd to the practical. My top three choices if I could do anything? Travel. Open a store. Hang out at Bethel. All three seemed difficult with no money. But isn't it true that God can do the impossible? Remember the little boy's fish and bread? Jesus can do miracles with very little! (And that happens to be exactly what I have!)
I traveled a lot this year, in fact I sold my car and spent every penny to do it. I have a love affair with Europe. I know it will be in my future so I felt no urgency to choose this as my 'anything'.
Opening up a store might take some time. The name took no time at all. The name seemed to be already in me. Crown Cottage; An eclectic mix of antique treasures, unique home furnishings and European finds. I would shop there! However, I am not in a position to take out a small business loan right now so this 'anything' will have to wait.
And the other thing? The Bethel thing? Well, let me just say, when my life exploded I felt surrounded by death. The last few years have been so difficult that one of the most constant places I felt life flowing from was Bethel Church in Redding, CA. From prophetic words, to positive, faith filled messages, to powerful worship, I knew there was life there.
The anchor holding me fast is the unchanging, never failing Word of God. Ephesians 3:20, "God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!"
That constant reminder helps put courage in my heart and strength in my spirit.
My 'anything' turned out to be enrolling in Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry beginning in September. So I sold everything and moved to Redding, California. In the past few weeks I have asked myself, "How did I get here?" After all, it was almost an instinctual response to move to Redding. It is HOT here! I mean really hot! I only have one acquaintance and I don't even have a job yet. I could get caught up in counting what I do not have, but I choose to fix my eyes on what I do have. Most of all, I have peace. And yes, 'anything' could happen!
As I attempt to make a fresh start here, I'm working on my blog, this website, some new things, as well as my social media accounts. In just a couple days some more of the old will go away as I embrace the new. I want to invite you to follow me.
I have social media links available on the side bar of this page, but if you want to connect on these social media platforms, here are some links.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013254843451 (Look for Connies Crown on Facebook.)
https://www.crown.cottage@conniefriend on Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/crown.cottage/ on Instagram
I want to thank you for sharing this journey with me. I also want to ask you, "If you could do anything, what would you do?" We serve a God who makes 'anything' possible!
When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible. Brene Brown