**DOUBLE POST DAY, SCROLL DOWN**
If you've been around me this summer, you will have heard my friends refer to me as a "Lady of Leisure." I chuckle everytime I hear this because I think it's hilarious...trust me...I've earned these weeks off.
I've been back and forth between Houston and Copperas Cove the last couple of days, I must admit that I am ready to be in one place...for a LOOOOOOONNNNNG time...smile!
My house won't be ready to move in until the end of August, and I should close in September. Not exactly the BEST scenario, but God is in control, and He totally provided with an AWESOME apartment for a short term lease.
I start work on the 13th of August, and it's a bittersweet feeling. I'm glad to have a job to start, but it sure has been nice hanging out with the family, and connecting with friends!
I also ordered my first toll tag yesterday! I felt so citified...lol! I'm soon to be a city girl...living in the burbs! Gotta love it!
Keep those prayers coming, and please, let me know what I can stand in agreement with you on. It's an honor to go to God on your behalf! Love you guys! ~J
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
**DOUBLE POST DAY, SCROLL DOWN**
Why is it that we pray long and hard for God to move on our behalf, only to respond in shock when our prayers are answered?
I've prayed over and over for the blessings of the house, and each time God comes through, I am astonished at His grace and favor. Is it because I don't think He can do it? NO..., it's because I'm amazed, that the God of all creation cares enough for me to still speak life into my dreams and situations. It's because I am so unworthy, but He does it anyway.
I was reminded of a scripture in Exodus 14:14, where the Israelites are complaining about their journey. Moses says to them, "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still..." I have to admit that when I read this scripture, a HUGE, goofy grin spread across my face. I was also somewhat relieved. God, is fighting my battles..even the ones that I'm unaware exist. What a comforting thought. GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!
I will never profess to be a master when it comes to bible study, but I do know that there are many of you that are looking for God in the midst of your pain, anxiety, disgust, and anguish...I just want to encourage you to be still, and let Him fight for you. It's really difficult to shield a moving target from the bullets of darkness. God is in the details, He is concerned with every facet of our lives...remember, He knows the number of hairs on our heads, and takes the time to rejoice over us with singing, (Zephaniah 3:17). Cling to the word, there lies life...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Well, I have a job! I don't have time to "talk" but God showed up in a way that only He can through my sweet friend Kendra, and Mr. Tomas....
Keep those prayers, coming, they are working!! Oh yeah, and we are #1, and #3 down (referring to my post 2 posts ago)!!! Let's CLOSE ON THIS HOUSE!! Bring the rain Lord! Keep praying friends....keep praying! Oh yeah, I meant to ask this last time..what would you like for me to add on my prayer list for you? Answer in the blog guestbook, or e-mail if it's personal!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Let me first say that God is SO FAITHFUL! These last couple of days have been nothing short of amazing, and just a true glimpse of what God can do for those who deligently seek Him, and are obedient.
A few weeks ago, I started Beth Moore's bible study called "90 Days with Jesus." I love Beth Moore, and really wanted to spend more time studying during my quiet times, and being on purpose. It has definitely been working...
If you remember my last post, it was filled with anxiety, frustrations, just lots going on, and I am so thankful to my sweet friends who identified themselves as prayer warriors on my behalf. THANK YOU! I truly believe that prayer is so powerful, and I was so comforted knowing that so many of you were praying for me. IT WORKED...
I left for Houston on Wednesday, and had an interview on Thursday. To make a long story short, I really didn't feel a peace about the offer. I knew I would get the job after my second interview on Monday, the money is MORE THAN ENOUGH, but I really didn't feel like God had brought me to that place. However, I still hate to admit that I still thought that that was all God had for me, His child...
So fast forward...this morning, I'm getting ready for the day, and I notice that I had missed a phone call. I think I actually said, "who's working on the 4th of July," because I recognized that it was a Houston number...I called the number back, and it was Mr. Tomas, from a school district outside of Houston. My good University friend Kendra hooked me up with a contact, and he called me today. Now, I haven't met this man, but he sounded so sweet, and totally like the type of person I'd like to work for. I love the campus I am leaving behind, and he sounds like it would be the same atmosphere, and that is very important to me...
So, on Monday, I will go for another interview, and I'm claiming I will have great news to share...
Now, let me tell you this awesome story...so after my interview, I went to U of H to have lunch with Malitta, and she says that Jill Scott is in town for a concert that night! So, on a whim, we decided to see if we could "somehow" secure tickets to a SOLD OUT show...read between the lines...
Well, we didn't have to buy scalped tickets, lol, there were 4 great seats left, and we bought them! That would have NEVER happened in Waco...it was such a, "I live in Houston" moment..LOL!!! So, I got to hear great music and I had an awesome time!
I'm headed back tomorrow and will be there for a couple of days. I saw the house...the brick is up, the tile is laid, I have cabinets, and the walls are painted...it looks AWESOME!!! I will post some pictures...keep praying, and God is amazing!