When God gave me the words STOP for the ONE at the beginning of the year, I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been searching for words of worth to describe to you what is in my heart. I’m still having trouble, but it is time to get my hearts cry out there.
I’ve partnered with a friend in her ministry, Simply Beautiful. Simply Beautiful meets monthly and prepares goodie bags to take in to the strip clubs so that they can love on the girls in there. This organization is designed to show these girls love with a Jesus-heart that is real and true. (please check out her ministry)
For the last few months my schedule has stopped me from joining them on the designated evening. Random crazy scheduling, I know. But recently that all changed, and that’s when my life changed too.
As a Simply Beautiful team, we all met. We put together bags to take in to the club. I was briefed on what to expect since I had not been before. We prayed and headed out.
I’ll tell you right now, my heart was pumping fast. My mind was distracted on the unknown. My spirit was crying out to Jesus to give me a God-appointed conversation with just one girl. My knees were knocking.
Arriving in the parking lot, we prayed once again. “Jesus, show us the girl who needs your love and light tonight.”
Walking up to the entrance, we were met by bouncers. They were nice and walked us in. They definitely had a look of curiosity upon them as we explained we had made arrangements with the manager to come in and bring gifts to the girls. The managers comments at one time, “Oh that’s an awesome idea. No one loves on these girls!” (I could have a whole lot to say about that comment, but I’ll move along.)
The bouncer walked us in to a beautiful club where we checked in at the front desk. We loved on the girl working there and slipped in to the amazing boutique they had and loved on that girl working there too. The lobby was beautiful in decor, but dark with a secretive and quiet feel to it.
There were huge wooden doors that beckoned many (men and women) in, but instead we walked down the hallway that led to the girls dressing room. My heart was about to explode from thumping so rapidly at this point. I wasn’t sure what I was to see. I was sure I wouldn’t be ready for whatever it may be and I was right. My heart cried!
After leaving that pristine entry way, the hall we walked down was dirty and filthy. Arriving at the girls dressing room door, I wondered if I should turn back. I was feeling queasy.
I asked, “Seriously God, is this where you want me tonight?” I could have easily just sat in the car and prayed for the team.
I hate to leave you hanging, but I really want to dig in to what I’m learning. Why? Because I think one of you out there needs to hear this. Is it YOU?
Join me tomorrow as we’ll look at the rest of the story and how my life changed on the other side of that door.
When was the last time you felt so called by God, but yet so far out of your comfort zone it literally made you sick?
Part Two: A Divine Appointment in a Strip Club
Part Three: 2 Incredible Moments in a Strip Club