Friday, April 23, 2010
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus....Philippians 4:19
"Jesus...Lamb of God...who takes away the sins of the world...
Have Mercy on Us"
What an AWESOME God we serve!
He is Jehovah Jirah...OUR PROVIDER!
Today, Bill came home to announce that he had been laid off.
YEP! How many times in the last 22 years have I heard these words from my dear hub.
I remember the first time. He sat in his chair DEVASTATED and PETRIFIED...shaking. "How will I provide for my WIFE?" Then it was just the two of us.
Five years ago...within a 4 month span he lost his job TWICE! But I was SO EXCITED when he called me to tell me the Monday after we had spent the Sunday before praying fervently..."Lord, you have placed a burden on our hearts that there is a MOVE coming....Where? What?"
And within a week we were headed to Roanoke, VA from Northern VA. To, ultimately, The River...to serve. Bill has always been a "tent maker". We have always been placed at "church plants" ...never established churches. That's just how the Lord has used us.
Well, today, on hearing the COMPLETELY unexpected news!!! We were both really settled that this was a secure position, I remembered my BAD dream about Bill a few nights ago. I realized the intensity of our refining our spending and all my wonderful "rice and beans" meals the last two weeks!
I thought about Phil and Jennifer Leber. An established Lawyer called to be a missionary in Uganda...as a worship leader. The three years they were being called and refined to have NOTHING after having EVERYTHING.
I'm excited about this weekend and Bill's time away with his "dearest brother", Dweyt.
I'm excited about what the Lord is doing in our midst.
I'm excited to be FULLY and COMPLETELY dependant on our Lord Jesus to see Him work in our lives and be a TESTIMONY of His PROFOUND FAITHFULNESS and LOVE!!!
Please, pray for us. And pray, especially, that we would be given EARS TO HEAR!!! and to OBEY!!!
Much love, dear friends!
Another Adventure is laid before us....= )