I find myself so humble before the Lord today. I was pretty down on myself over the weekend because I failed to get a job that I really felt qualified for. I felt it was an answer to prayer to have a teaching job come available at the same school the children attend. I had that I just know God wants this for us mindset. I forget sometimes that even though it seems like God's Plan, that the answer may be wait, or this isn't it, etc..
I have been super stressed not knowing how we will pay for food and gas. With the economy the way it is the food banks are pretty bare. I know our church is very taxed with the large amount of people unemployed and relying on them to help with bills, food and other things. I have been praying alot about my quilting business. For direction, for wisdom, for use of my talents to help the Lord provide for us. I did get an order finalized for a stadium blanket today.
I found myself on my knees in thanks tonight as we were provided with some food and clothes from two friends, also a couple of gift cards. One particular friend provided us with a Turkey. I knew immediately that was an answer to prayer as I have been dreading Thanksgiving. It is our family tradition to do a meal with our family. Paul and I cook all day and we eat together having what my children call a "Big Feast". The turkey is usually the most expensive part. I figured we would get a small chicken, but THE Lord Provided for us. I am grateful to both friends for their provisions for our family.
Tonight I listened to our youth pastor preach about friends. How in times of trouble you find those who will stand by you and truly help you out. Whether it be by immediate prayer for you, monetarily, spiritually ...I can say that I have many of those areas covered. He also spoke tonight about how we should immediately pray with someone. Not just say that we will, and then do that quick oh I forgot prayer. How that the Lord may be using you to encourage another in need. To allow Him to speak through us.
I find myself really relying on some scripture from Philippians 4 tonight, as a shepherd in the kids area told me tonight, The Lord will provide the right job, be patient- not my best strength. I must admit.
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So as I go to bed knowing that the Lord is providing for us as I continue to be unemployed. I pray that your needs also be met whatever they are. That the Lord will overflow your cup and that you will find peace, love, joy and happiness.