“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Thought for the Day: I will listen to His voice
Each morning I write. I journal my thoughts and place them “out there” for everyone to see. All who read my words know my heart and in knowing my heart they know many of my thoughts about my faith and about my times of fear and doubt. On Monday evening, I was driving to make copies of my updated resume and cover letter. As I drove I listened to my Pandora Radio with songs of Twila Paris. Through the last couple of months, I have kept my phone set on Twila Paris hoping to hear a particular song but it never played. It was the first song I ever sang in the presence of my husband, Mark, and led to a wonderful relationship and marriage. As I drove, I again sang along with Twila Paris. Then it happened. Familiar music began and I looked down at the system menu. I looked and saw the song title, “I Will Listen”. I immediately began singing and as I sang I listened to the words, “This is the faith, patience to wait when there is nothing clear. Nothing to see, still we believe Jesus is very near.” I began weeping and couldn’t even sing the words. I called my husband and he reacted in a special way and I cherished his remembrance of the song. On Tuesday, I had a wonderful interview at a school for a position they had available. It went great and I felt wonderful about the time we shared together. As I left and drove toward my house, something remarkable happened…”I Will Listen” came on Pandora again and this time I was able to sing feeling that something wonderful was about to happen. But, God doesn’t do what we imagine, does He? Hours after this happened, the phone rang and I missed the call, but returned the call after I heard the message. I was being asked to take a long-time substitute position in a school even closer than the one I interviewed with. I don’t know what this means in the long-run, but I know for now I am able to share my passion of teaching in a special way.
Timing, yes timing. Yes, God’s timing! In the last two weeks, I have been called by several schools for interviews during a time in the school year when hiring teachers should not be needed. But it has happened, and the one that came to fruition is one I would love to be a part of. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Prayer: Father, you are faithful! Even when our faith falters and we begin doubting your greatness, you remain faithful to your children. Help us in our unbelief to know you are with us every moment of our lives. Amen
Prayer Focus: Those seeking jobs.