{consider it pure joy}

Saturday, August 31, 2013

On Wednesday, Chris came home from work in the middle of the morning.  After being with the company for 16 years, he was let go. Tears were shed and Scripture was read.  We prayed and we talked.  We went to church for the evening service and baptism and our hearts were filled with courage.

Chris is relieved to be no longer be at this company and excited about serving God full-time.  Just last week, he prayed and told God that he wasn’t going to give up and that if God wanted him to do something different, He would have to move Chris from this job.

Lord, this is what you want, right?  Chris has wanted to be in full time ministry for so many years.  We believe that you took away this job so that he could serve you in a different capacity.  We’re just not sure how, when or where.

At this point, I feel unable to think.  I’m not sure what I am supposed to be doing.  Moving or not moving?  School or no school?  In state or out of state?

James 1:2-8
                            Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let
finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you
lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives to all without finding fault, and it will be
given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts
is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  Those who doubt should not think they 
will receive anything from the Lord; they are double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Psalm 62
Truly, my heart finds rest in God alone-I will not be shaken-trust in Him at all times.
Psalm 67
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine on us-SO THAT
Your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
Psalm 106:13
But they soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His plan to unfold.  



Author: Nichole

There are so many things about life that I want to share with my children, and this is simply my way to collect everything in one place.

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