Tuesday, April 3, 2007
I have to praise God and give him glory for things working in my life. I prayed and prayed for guidance on whether to go part-time at work. After receiving that guidance and taking a leap of faith, I started the process to move towards part-time status. It was easily approved (which is kindof a shock for where I work). But let me tell you, it is not coming cheaply for me. Although we are still overly blessed, the accountant in me thought...this will never work. So, I prayed that away also. I asked God over and over to just let this be a seamless transition. I will do my part in putting my faith in him while also being responsible and cutting corners that obviously would need to be cut for this to work. I knew he would be faithful to me. Well, last week I started part-time. I haven't got my first "reduced" paycheck yet, but I have been bracing for the trials...for my dishwasher to quit running, for my car to breakdown, for my A/C to not work...whatever to test my faith. Let me say, although my car has been making a weird noise lately when I press the brakes, quite the opposite has happened. Out of nowhere yesterday, I got 2 totally random checks in the mail. I had absolutely no clue that I was due money from one of them, and one of them I had totally forgotten about. Also, I got a coupon from the car dealer for a brake inspection, and a coupon for another store that I needed to buy something from. Coincedence? Doubt that...I don't believe in them anymore. I know that God is providing for me in ways that I cannot even imagine, and these are just 3 small tokens to remind me of that. So, praise God!! Isn't he awesome? My trials/tests of faith may begin tomorrow, and that is fine, too. I will still bring glory to God for what he has done and what he will continue to do.