This past week has been a wild one.
Still no jobs....but goodness have I filled out more applications than I can count.
And although I wonder what He has up His sleeve regarding this family.....I know
that He is listening and talking.
As you can imagine I have been really fighting fear, anger, and a huge bit of irritation concerning our situation.
I made myself turn on the Christian station on T.V thinking that maybe He would speak to me about my life.
What did I landed on? Joyce Meyers talking about the moth and its whole journey to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Of course the stage that hit me was the moth...encased in the cocoon....turning into a mess of liquid. :)
.I thought...hmmm, I can identify with that feeling. Mush...that pretty much matches the way I have felt lately.
But then of course- Joyce did not leave me in the mush stage....she did talk of that lovely end...the butterfly.
I have always thought that was a great analogy of the Christian life...but have you ever really thought about the fact that no one seems to deal with the fact that that poor butterfly lives only a short while?
And so......up an at 'em....life must go on!
Then a sweet friend called to tell me that God had shown her in a vision that I was having some real problems with bitterness and anger toward my hubby.
Nothing like having God reveal your secrets to another!
But, I was able to tell her that.... yes, I had been aware of this and God and I were working through this so that the enemy did not gain a stronghold. And since my "dirty laundry" had been aired to another by God..... I advised her to keep praying because I know the enemy would love to try and destroy my marriage.
A marriage which... is safe in the hands of our Father. :) I do love my man.
And then next....God had been dealing with me about the life of Joseph while he was in prison.
And the fact that Joseph was not getting out until God was good and ready...no matter what Joseph tried to do to insure his release.
(Why do I always think of the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker when I think of those two guys with the dreams?) :)
And finally, I told God that I heard Him and was listening. But did have a little laugh this morning when I turned on Charles Stanley and he was preaching on the same thing!
Nothing like a little repetition to make sure I really got it!
I get it God...really.....not getting out of here till you have prepared me.
Thank you God for not giving up on me!
We were also blessed this morning at church when God moved the hearts of the Senior Sunday school class. They want to pay our rent for this next month. Keith and I were both in tears......He is faithful!
This has been such a ride. So full of ups and downs.....I am so glad that He is the one who built this roller coaster ride and He is the one who is in control of the stops and starts.
And I thank Him for you and your prayers....please don't stop!
This sister wants to make it to the finish line.....no turning back.
He is dealing with my heart...and one day I will be able to tell you all that we have been through and just how much He has used you to help us cross the finish line. Well at least the finish line for this part of the race!
I love you....and I am praying for you as well.
May we all take this week to look a little closer into the face of the ONE who promises to not give up on us! Look deep into the face of the ONE promised not to stop the work He began
until we stand face to face with Him ...... in that promised land. \o/!
It will all be worth it!