Good Morning!!I receive a lot of sales call's..... people wanting me to switch credit card companies, food companies, linen companies you name it they call everyday. Last week after closing I receive a call from a bank here in town. He introduces himself and tells me of his services. My response, like always, I am really happy with who I am with but thank you for calling. On Monday, one of the girls comes and finds me and says...."Wow there is a beautiful man up front wanting to talk to you!" I ask who it was but she had no clue. As I approach him, my arm outstretched, I introduce myself and he does the same....."I called you last week from ________ bank, but the reason I stopped by, I read your bio and it was all about Faith....how did you do that? step out on faith and this is what happened?" I do not get stumped to often with questions I am asked but this one I really had no answer for. My response, " I am not sure.....I prayed, I listened and he led my footsteps in HIS direction...in this crazy process I never stopped doing, even though I was constantly in prayer, I was moving forward and when it was not his direction that door would close..... our heavenly father knows our heart he knows what we are seeking and for what reason." He tells me he is on a journey with a passion and he is unsure how to go about it....he has a family to provide for and is really stuggling stepping out on Faith. He grew up in a muslim household and became a christian when playing football in college, he knows the Lord led him to that University to learn of him and to get invloved in so many Christain organizations, he has absolute Faith in our heavenly Father but he is scared and unsure. Happy Beauitful Wednesday yall!! Isn't this how we all are? we have a relationship with the creator of the universe, he loves us and we know he has a great plan for us but we are scared to take that step...I was stumped by his question because I still struggle with stepping out even though my whole journey has been exactly that...... I felt I was the last person to be asked that question, I am still learing about it everyday. Later that afternoon I received an email from this young man..."It was great talking to you today, you know you said something that really stirred something in me, God looks at the heart, he knows what it is saying....you never know who you will meet on any given day, thank you." When you take the time to really talk to others and share in their journey it is amazing the things you learn. I realize we all face fears, and we really stuggle with stepping out on complete Faith, being a child of God and doing his will is hard and scary but it so rewarding. What is your heart saying yall? Gosh those 5 little letters.....F.A.I.T.H. can bring so much anxiety, stress and more joy than you can imagine. I have very little answers to this crazy life but I do know how it feels to step out and trust.
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I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.