Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Part 2 of, A Bird in the hand is better than 2 in the Bush.

Part 2: Now  if that wasn't enough! There's more. Three months later she returned for another haircut. As I open the door and welcomed her in,  she said, Sonia I really appreciate the story you told me about the bird the last time I was here. I do appreciate you telling me that story, and I know you were just trying to make me feel better.  But I know that's not my bird, but I really do appreciate you telling me that story.
 It can't be my bird, because, One day when he purchased himself up on the door he got his nail caught in the door and tore it off! So I know that can't be my bird!
I said Oh! I think he has a nail missing. Yup I believe he does, I wouldn't lie. I said, I had always wondered what happen and how he lost that nail. I thought OUCH! That must have hurt! Mitchel. Then we walked over to his cage. And looked at Mitchel's clews and saw that he had a nail gone.
Yup. Take a look I said. So she looked and didn't say a word. I know in my heart, God was dealing with her, and the devil had lied to her. he convinced her that it was not her Poppy bird. Now there was no doubt the Lord was at work in her heart to have faith in God. This is the Sovereign work of God and it blessed me to have a part of it. I believe it had to of been a blessing for this Lady to finally know what came of her cocktail. And that God cared enough, down to the smallest detail of her life with Poppy the bird. God really showed off today in blessing her heart with His peace, to learn after all these years, she can trust in God!
Praise the Lord! This is my prayer for you as well today. Give the Holy Spirit those things that concern you right now, and you can begin to Thank the Lord for what he has already done in that  situation. As you do this, I'm praying that His peace will fill your heart and mind with Christ Jesus. Amen.

Learn to see your work-life as a mission, not a mandate and bring revival to the workplace!

Sonia Rez

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Bird in the hand is worth more than 2 in a bush!

 The coolest thing happened today when a new client came in for her appointment with me. After I gave her a consultation, I shampooed her hair and then began the haircut.  While I was working on the cut, the bird that I have, Mitchell is his name, begin to whistle. The client said,  you have a bird? I answered and said yes, a cockatiel. She said I used to have a cockatiel. And I used to have a cat. They  we're best friends and would sit on the couch together and watch TV. This bird and cat loved each other she said.
 She pointed her finger out indicating that she used to live in the area, near my place.  She said my cat died and that bird looked all over the house for that cat trying to find him.  Then we moved across town, pointing over to the north side of town and said out to the shores.  That bird never stop looking for that cat. It would even purch up on the back door by the garage waiting for a chance to get out when the  garage door was open. I knew he wanted to go looking for the cat.
 Then one day he got away. I was looking for that bird all over the place and I put up signs and drove around hoping to find him.
(Here is where I heard God say?)
So I said, you know what? I bet you, I have your bird!
 One day, after a client finished getting his haircut, he left and went outside.  Shortly after he came back in holding a bird in his hands and said I found this cockatiel under my car.  We put it in a box and he gave it to me. I've had him about 10 or 12 years.
She said, No! Because we live over in the Shores on the other side of town when the bird got out.
Then she Stop! And said! But we lived over here, pointing her finger near my place when the cat died.
 Yeah! I said. And don't you know that birds have a GPS and they can fly for thousands of miles navigating and never get lost? He must of came back looking for the cat! I said to her, let's go look at him.  She followed me to where I kept Michial in a cage.  I pointed to him and she got up close and began to call him by the name she had given to her bird. As she did that, I felt the Love of God for her flowing from my heart towards her. I'll never forget it!
The  cockatiel bird listen to her voice and every time she spoke, he would turn his head and look at her. I said, you can't have him. He's mine now and my pet.  But you can visit him anytime.
 What are the odds of finding a bird 10 or 12 years ago in my driveway and then the woman who lost her bird, when it flew out of her house and never found him again came right to him! I think she probably wondered  many time about him, possibly even prayed for someone nice to find him. At the very least, he would be safe out there in the world! Makes me smile when I think about the goodness of God!
Now today, we meet for the first time in my salon to give her a haircut. But this day God wanted to bring peace to her heart in finally knowing where her Poppy is alive and well! As she called him by name. My client said she had Poppy for 10 years. So Mitchel the  cockatiel is now 22 years old.  Isn't that a miracle! How cool of God to orchestrate a sweet reunion  for this  Lady and her bird. There are no happenstance, I call it a divine appointments. Then you will see the glory of God. I know when I heard the Holy Spirit  put in my mind to tell the lady I found a cockatiel in my driveway some 10 or 12 years ago the same time he flew away.
 Only God, knew who's house to bring Mitchel to for his sake and safety. Then many years later in the mind of God for this Lady's sake of coming to know and understand a loving God that cares so much about her soul and salvation.

Who wonders if his or her work day really matters to God! (part 2 to be continued)
Sonia Rez

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Hairdresser 2 Hairdresser's

This week I had the privilege to work on 2 new clients who both found me on Google search. Funny thing is, both were hair stylist no longer in the business. Both are retired, and we're having a hard time finding someone who knew what they were doing. They were very happy to see my salon name pop up when they did a search on Google and visit my webpage to learn more about me.

The first Lady told me she had moved to the area 1 1/2 years ago and has already tried 6 people. I shared with her about my training and techniques I know, as I begin cutting. When I finished styling her textured bob. She said to me, I could tell it was a good cut 1/2 way through. Then I received a text from her when she got home, that she loved the cut and I will be back to see you,Thank you.
40 years is along time to serve in this industry, I know we're going to have a lot to talk about as our friendship grows.

The second Lady need help big time, the works! As they say. But we settled on percisioning the hair length and giving her a Body wave to wear her hair natural. As I begin she informed me that she used to be a hair stylist too, but had a back injury and could no longer work. She also was having a hard time finding someone who knew what they were doing. Along the way I began to share with her the goodness of God, and she said I'm so glad your a Believer. So I began to share with her my inheritance.

God is a good God! As she was trusting God to provide for her a place to live, our God brought her by my chair so I could strengthen my sister.

When you have a desire in your heart and it's good, it's of God and he put it there for you to want. Our part is to use our faith and believe God for it, so God can give you that desire and we give Him all the glory. You don't have to wonder if it's from God, when it's something big you want, and you lay awake at night thinking about it. Tell God yes and thank you often and seek Him in prayer and his word, believing only!

Learn to see your work-life as a mission, not a mandate, and bring revival to the workplace!:)
Sonia Rez