After two days of no WiFi or Internet, I am just now posting from Friday. I have missed you, but I am back. Thank you for your patience.
Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Thought for the Day: As we allow God to take control of our lives, rejoice in the Lord and keep saying “Rejoice!”
Rejoice in the Lord, always, and again I say rejoice! Today is the day the Lord hath made, let us Rejoice and be glad in it! This week at our beloved Joyner’s Campmeeting, I have had to share on numerous occasions that I still do not have a teaching position as the school year is beginning. I am amazed by the words of support and love I receive from every single person I come in contact with. As I share with them the many branches of possibilities that lie before me in my life right now and that I am just waiting to feel God’s clear voice telling me which branch to take, they become excited in watching God work in my life. I listen to myself as I speak to them, and I actually hear the excitement in my voice as well. Today, I look at my life and see the following possibilities: teacher, writer, devotion writer, speaker and minister. The first obvious branch is continuing my profession of teaching. I love it and cherish every child I have taught in my 23 year teaching career. The second branch is writer and devotion writer. Throughout my life many have communicated with me that I should write about my experiences in life, especially how I came through the many times of grief. I have done this so many times through my devotion writing, but have never written it as a story. I love writing devotions as they come to me each morning because I truly never know what I am going to write about until I sit down at my computer in the morning. I feel my fingers typing and know God is leading them to the writing for the day. Yesterday, I shared with a dear friend that speaking has been in my thoughts for a long time, but I know in my heart that my personality would not allow me to stand in front of people to speak. As she walked down the hall away from me, she yelled, “Motivational Speaker: You could be the next Joyce Meyer!” I called back, “Noooooo!” The word, “Ministry” has popped into my mind over this past summer and it is a word that has never appeared before. Oh, my, Ministry? God, really? I don’t think it is preaching ministry but I am learning over this summer to say, “God is in control of this because I have no control.”
So, where is God leading me? I have no idea! I rejoice today because I had one more pay check appear in our bank account this morning. I rejoice because I have many, many people praying for me to get the perfect position somewhere in the midst of my many branches of possibilities. Teaching, writing, speaking, ministering…..who knows? God knows and He is in control of this life and I know more every day that I am not in control. Rejoice in the Lord, always, and again I say rejoice! Today is the day the Lord hath made, let us Rejoice and be glad in it!
Prayer: Thank you God, for being in control of our lives. Who knows what our lives would be like without you. You know our hearts, you know our past, you know our now, and you know our future. Help us open our eyes and ears to follow Your calling for our lives. Amen.
Prayer Focus: What Does our Future Hold?