Monday, March 18, 2013

Trusting the Lord & His answer

Uggh!!! What a year this has been!  (I am talking about the last time I made an update to the book status).

First, I need to give you a little background.

I had many requests to write a book about my Cut Work Portraits technique.  So, I began writing - then ran into lots of life issues, and major software problems!

Also, there never seemed to be time to "get it done".  I was working 2 jobs, and never seemed to have a moment to myself.

In November, the Lord blessed me with the loss of my part time job.  It was sort of a political thing, but I know it was really a God thing.  My job involved watching the public, and every day it became more apparent that people have forgotten what PUBLIC means and what PRIVATE means, and they constantly showed more and more of their PRIVATE behaviors and body parts in PUBLIC areas! 

Being a Christian, this was really starting to wear on me, so when they told me I was fired, I wasn't too upset!  I knew God would take care.

For a couple months my hubby and I prayed about it, and I applied for several jobs.  But, nothing came about.

Then, last month, we had Missions Conference at church, and I was allowed to attend every night, without having to rearrange my evening work schedule!  It was so very nice!

Of course, we knew the Missions Conference was coming up, and had been praying for weeks what the Lord would want us to do.  And just as the Conference started - we got an answer.  Not just the dollar amount to give each week to missions, but what to do about my job situation.  The answer was "trust the Lord".

Dan and I had already cut back in every way we could on the home budget.  We also refinanced the house, saving us alot each month.  But, we were still short on the amount to make up for the job loss.

Then God said "trust me" - so we are!  We determined to trust the Lord to make up the difference and give us the incrase for our missions giving too.  We began to pray He would supply our extra income.

Two days later, I talked with a very knowledgable software specialist, and she spent a couple hours showing me how to solve my software issues.  And that same day I got an email asking me to be a Teacher at QuiltNebraska this summer!  Praise the Lord for quickly answered prayers.  True, neither answer has YET brought in any extra income.  But, He has given us assurance that He has ways of supplying.

I will do a couple separate posts about the book update, and about QuiltNebraska.  But, for now, I am sailing right along!