So, I’m sitting in the car at the grocery store waiting for my son and his girlfriend who is due any day carrying my first grandchild. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for baby Carson to arrive. Anyway, I thought while I was sitting here I would tell you about my new job.
I believe it was April 25th or so that I turned in my résumé, the application, and my transcript from school to the admin office of the Union Gospel Mission in my area for a position as a Program Counselor. I honestly didn’t even know if I wanted the job. I have been in school for the last 5 yrs and the last 2 yrs without any breaks. I wanted my Summer off to be able to do whatever I wanted because I am going back at the end of August to start my Masters program.
I thought about applying for a week before I ever acted on it. Then finally I turned in the app. I prayed before i turned in my app and told the Lord I didn’t even know if I wanted the job and if He wanted me to have that job that He would have to change my heart because I didn’t think I wanted to go to work yet. They called me in for an interview on May 2nd. I graduated May 4th with my BS in Psychology and Family Counseling. I was called in for a second interview on May 9th.
NOW, I began to feel hopeful. I decided that maybe I did want to go to work. My heart began to break when I saw homeless women wondering the streets. On the morning of May 11th I received the phone call that told me I got the job. I was so excited and grateful that God had intervened and interrupted my plans for a greater purpose.
I just began my second week and I love my job and I love what God is doing in my heart. I love the women that are in the program and I love the employees I work with. Best of all it is a Christ centered work environment and I am free to testify to the work that God has done in my life.
Also, I have just graduated with a degree in counseling and within two weeks I went to work using the skills and education I earned my degree in. That is also a blessing.
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
People can tame all kinds of animals…. But no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters this not right!
(Lord, help me guard my tongue.)
The Spirit of Sovereign Lord is upon me, for The Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those that mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.
“But in that coming day no weapon formed against you will prosper. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord. Their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
One of my life passages.
I hope a you moms have had a great day with your kids. I know I did. My youngest son took me out to a nice restaurant for dinner. My oldest gave me a big oh bear hug. I love them both with all of my heart. I am so blessed to have the honor and privilege of being mom to two wonderful sons!
“For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy-a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.”
(We too, are God’s Temple, and we too, are set apart to be holy. We are to honor God forever. God will watch over us because we are dear to his heart.)
Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of The Lord is finished correctly.
(God has chosen us as his Temple. He will finish the work that he has started in us, (Phil. 1:6. ) and he will be mindful of EVERY DETAIL. We are in good hands!)
But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him (Jesus) and cause him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant (Jesus) will make it possible for many (us, you and I) to be counted righteous, for he will bear ALL their sins!
(Amen and Hallelujah!)
This has been a great day! God is so good! He is ever faithful and His mercies are new every morning.