Good morning GR @GR,
The Lord knows your heart, sis. We all struggle with our mixed emotions. I have to fight my daily spiritual battles too but praise be to Jesus that He has already triumphed mightily on the Cross for us!
I want you to know that your words of encouragement and partnership, as well as the support of others on this forum have spelled the difference in my online store continuing to remain open in pursuit of what I know is God’s assignment for us in these last days.
The enemy and his minions are relentless in their attacks of lies and accusations to sow confusion and doubts in our minds as we walk with the Lord. Hence we beat ourselves up over things that were always part of God’s overall plan. His timing is infinitely perfect, and I believe He preserved your anointed artwork for such a time as this - the unprecedented days in which we now live.
I seek your prayers for a potential opportunity to shift my store registration to that of a Faith-Based Organization (FBO), which is a non-profit category that encompasses any type of religious ministry. This opportunity was relayed to me by one of the Bible study participants of a couple I met at Pastor JD’s church in Kaneohe as something I should look into, since my store operates more as a ministry rather than a for-profit business. Almost like advice from a friend of a friend.
My career background is more in business operations, so a non-profit organization would be foreign territory to me. BUT GOD shows no partiality, and I seek His direction and guidance every minute of the day in all things.
With evil happening in the whole world at a frenzied pace, I’ve been getting a prompting in my spirit that our assignments from the Lord may become broader. The couple I’m partnering with in Kaneohe want to distribute items to the homeless in their area that will help lead them to Jesus. I too have a compassion for the growing homeless population in my own community and am seeking the Lord for His leading on how best we can help make an impact in their lives for Jesus.
The time is coming when we will be facing all types of persecution and hardships for our faith, and I believe we need to be positioning ourselves in such a way that we can be ready for the spiritual battle of our lives before we’re caught up in the air to finally meet our Lord face to face.
Bottom line is that I have no idea what I’m supposed to do by becoming a FBO beyond my current scope, but the wonderful thing about being in the Heavenly Father’s presence, putting our faith and trust in Jesus with reckless abandon, and following the Holy Spirit’s counsel is that we’re in the hands of the Almighty Creator and Master of the universe. No one else I’d rather trust and obey!
Will be speaking soon with some legal and business consultants to get their input too. Thank you so very much to you and others who may want to help me in prayer for this potential change. I dare not make any changes unless it is of the Lord’s bidding.
Love in Jesus,