I am amazed by God’s hand every time I see it or hear about it. Talking with others about what has happened in their lives that led them to where they are at? Wow. Even looking around at my own life? It’s a lot clearer to see God’s hand when you look for it. Like this whole subbing thing. I was talking to God last night, and I’m like, “I need energy. I haven’t been getting up early enough on days I don’t even have to.” God knows I need to be subbing to pay for rent and stuff, but I didn’t get a job today. So I got up at 6 anyway, to check if there were any jobs and there wasn’t, so I’m staying up. Maybe I’ll work tomorrow, and this way, energy won’t be as high of a concern, right? Since I got up at the outrageous hour of 6am (two of my roommates are in college ministry, so they don’t even roll over until 8, on their earliest days), I think I’ll spend this time with the Lord.
Romans 15:13: “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Circumstances keep telling me not to doubt God, because he is always faithful and true. Over and over again he has come through, so why not trust him with what I need now and in the future? When I trust him completely, I don’t worry. I’m filled with peace, because I know that he will always come through. I spend a lot of posts on this blog talking about worry, because it used to consume me. But it doesn’t anymore. Why worry? Control is an illusion—even when we think we’re in control, we’re not. So let’s succumb to the One who is and talk with him about everything instead of trying to do it on our own! 🙂
A year ago, I thought I’d stay in the South Dakota-Minnesota region forever. I mean, after this winter, I have my doubts, but now look! I’m moving to Kentucky and I’m getting MARRIED! I have absolutely no idea (still) about what awaits me in KY, but I’m trusting. I’m asked what I’m up to when I’m not subbing, but I stay busy. Interning with Jason, who is the head of the nursing home ministry I’ve been involved in? (Which is super awesome and exciting, by the way.) Working on those wife skills I’ll need next year? (I’ve actually been making food that doesn’t just come from a box, and it’s edible!) And planning a wedding, being proactive about getting teacher certification in KY, and writing. Okay, so I haven’t been writing much fiction lately, but letters, emails, and the occasional blog post should count for something, right? 🙂
Romans 15:5-6: “May God, who gives the patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Blessings to all my readers, whether it be randomly now, or keeping up on all my stuff (which can be kind of repetitive, sorry about that)