Don't Give Up On God...
He can make a Way
Where there is no other way...
FAITH IS THE CURRENCY OF HEAVEN
"He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6"
~ Blessings for obedience...
"And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God...the LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you" (Deuteronomy 28:2, 8, NKJV).
90 MILLION AMERICANS EXIT LABOR FORCE...
This was Friday's Headline....1 day after I finally enter the labor force again ...after being unemployed for the last 16 months! That Headline just hit me....as I heard in my spirit...
"and yet the DOOR was opened unto you!"
in this vast world of unemployment
I wasn't losing HOPE...
I was gaining TRUST in God
I didn't receive unemployment insurance
I didn't receive food stamps or food bank
I didn't receive gov. housing assistance
I didn't receive gov. welfare of any kind
I didn't ask a soul for food or money
GOD IS MY PROVIDEROver and over...He has proven this by causing me to be the LENDER rather than the BORROWER. If I have no money to lend...I offer my time and talents. This has been a life experience for me...I learned the FAITHFULNESS of GOD ...from His PROVISION for my Preacher Daddy and our family. We were always poor...from a worldly point of view. But oh how RICH we were in the HANDS of the LIVING LORD.
"Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest." Deut 23:19
"You may charge a foreigner interest, but not a fellow Israelite, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess." Deut 23:20
"The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none." Deut 28:12
BUT I DID....
Accept 2 friend's offer for shelter when I had none.
Both were kind enough to open their doors -
allowing me to 'regroup' -
after spending 2 1/2 years in isolation -
as dad's 24/7 caregiver.
GOD CAN USE BLOGGER...
for His good
image from ongoingissues.wordpress.com
The only Social Media I use is Blogger...I've been on Blogger 3 1/2 years. It was God that nudged me in this direction...late at night back in 09. I'm reminded still...of how He gently walked me into this world of WORDS and FRIENDSHIPS. I didn't even have a Google account at that point. I didn't know what a blog was. All I knew was email and the web.
I chose my domain name as www.psalm45-1.com ...because I knew He had gifted me with the desire to write way back when I was a teen. But I didn't wait long enough to hear from Him or my domain and blog title would be the same. He chose the name of my BLOG right after I had purchased the domain. 'A Pencil In The Hand of God'.
Mewww ?.... a pencil in the hand of GOD?? I was way to fragile of mind and emotion to ever think of myself as anything...in the HAND of GOD. Used by God...but HELD by GOD? I was so intimidated by His bold chose... that it took me a month to write my first post. God chose my header photo too ...which is why it never changes over time. He chose my blogger profile as the hand of the man who taught me about God...Jesus...and the Holy Spirit...my dear Daddy.
I live a sheltered life...still.
SHELTERED in the Arms of God!
He had a plan! God always has a plan. He will make a way...when there is no other way....because He can...and because He cares. He has walked me through some things that I knew nothing about...to get me where He wanted me to go. I have walked through most of them ...in FEAR. Im walking into this new thing with some reservations that could be labeled FEAR too...but GOD is always beside me...even in my FEAR. He's walked me through life...even when I wasn't looking for HELP!...because He cares.
I'm no one special.
He can do the same for YOU !
image from kntrlr.comCraigslist; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Google+; YouTube; etc....
I ONLY USE BLOGGER ....because it was His plan.
BUT GOD ....uses more than BLOGGER!
He sold my car on Craigslist
while I lived in AR
He found my condo on Craigslist
when I moved back home
And Now... He has found me a job ...
through Facebook !!
GOD USES SOCIAL MEDIA TOO!...
image from Forbes.com
So ..to repeat myself........
DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD!
He can make a Way
Where there is no other way...
Its not enough to KNOW God...
He wants us to BELIEVE
that He is who He says that He is!
That His PROMISES are TRUE
That He CARES about me and YOU!
"Trust in Me with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Me and I will direct your paths." Prov 3:5-6
~ Your Heavenly Father
This new position is more of a MINISTRY
than a monetary GAIN for me...
an exercise in OBEDIENCE -
an exercise in TRUST
A moving away from ...
my familiar and SAFE
my own COMFORT
my own UNDERSTANDING
OBSTACLES that dictate my futureI'm choosing to move forward until the UNKNOWN becomes KNOWN
This is just one more example of HIS TRUTH...HIS PROMISES... to them that love GOD...He will never ever leave us or forsake us. He alone... is our PROVIDER. All the riches of HEAVEN and EARTH...are in HIS HANDS. He is the GIVER of all good and right things.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4:8
PLEASE ...will you take a moment to share
how God has used social media in your life.
I'd love to hear your story.
Thanks for visiting and picking up the pencil.