My God is faithful.

This post is the answer to a prayer I had made regarding my job. I have mentioned the circumstances in the first post of this blog. https://mygodspeaks.com/2017/11/09/first-blog-post/

Once upon a time, way back in 2001, there was a young man starting his career in networking. We met at my office, he was there to fulfill a network project needing implementation in my office. What I didn’t know at that time was the role God had for him in my life. We spent a lot of time together due to the project. I used to share with him some principles of life that had helped me cope with difficult circumstances. After I changed my job in 2008 I lost contact with my friend, as I started this new phase in life.

After a couple of years went by I started praying for a new job since I was beginning to feel uncomfortable in the job I was doing. I told myself, God would have to provide me the job and convince me it was him, if he did not do this, then I decided that I would stay in the current job till he did convince me that it was him getting me the job. I didn’t want to change my job just because I was uncomfortable. The years went by in the same job till I was approaching my tenth year of service. It was then that I lost my job. I took this loss as an answer to my prayer for a change in job.

Now the problem with this was, when I got a new job, that job had to be from Jesus. I had to know it was him giving me the job as I believed my loosing my job was an answer to my prayer. Getting myself a job by circulating my CV was not what I concidered Devine intervention.

It has been eight months since I have lost my job and eight months of waiting on my God. During this time I had to answer a lot of questions from well meaning people as to why I was not just applying and using the talents God had given me. Many could not understand waiting on God for a job, here I was not showing any inclination of moving my backside to get a new job. I never ran around applying to everything that suited my profile. In my heart I knew God will give me the job or would provide for me till I got one. I was even ready to accept not having a job.

Jesus never fails.

In the time I waited I was able to clear every loan I had, including my home loan this in spite of not having a job.

Then out of the blue last week I get a call from the friend I mentioned earlier. He now had a business of his own. He told me that he had been dreaming of me for two days and had to call me. When he heard I had lost my job he was even happier as he said he had wanted me to work in his company for a long time.

Now I have a job and the choice of what I want to work in. I was told come choose what I wanted to contribute to the company and do what I was comfortable with. An offer very rare.

Just send up a prayer thanking this God I serve for he is faithful and gives us more than we can ask for.

I will wait on my God

Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Doubts arise and with them questions. What do I place my trust in? How long do I have to wait before I do something about it?

What in me looks for answers? Why at all do I need to know these answers.

My mind has ruled my life for far too long it demands answers as if given power a solution would follow. It’s been two months now without a job and there are no plans in place. God has not spoken. This is something my mind is not used to. It demands answers. It demands action.

From within there is a cry “Trust in God” it’s faint but it is there. Something within says God works in his own time. I have learned over the last few months that my mind doesn’t do a great job when it comes to listening to God. The voice of my God is heard deep within somewhere my mind doesn’t control. For this voice I wait, when the time comes my God will guide me.

The scripture Isaiah 40:31 came out of the blue when questions arose. It lead me to search for God’s word.

Psalms 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD!

Psalms 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

Psalms 33:20 Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and shield.

Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalms 130:6 my soul waits for the LORD more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

Sirach 2:7-8

7 You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and turn not aside, lest you fall.

8 You who fear the Lord, trust in him, and your reward will not fail;

Isaiah 25:9 It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Now to the part of me which looks for signs convince me after reading these scriptures that I can do better without my God.

To my flesh this is my answer.

Micah 7:7 But as for me, I will look to the LORD, I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

God is Sufficient

God does not come to me through curiosity of my mind or through my Imagination.

God is sufficient to fulfill the will and the desire of my soul.

We people have two powers.

  1. The knowledge power to this power God is incomprehensible.
  2. The loving power to this he is comprehensible to the full. This is the endless marvelous miracle of love.

God made us to love we however chose in Adam to use our intellect by listening to its prompting to experience knowledge by eating of the apple. I need to learn to live by love again and not rely on my intellect. My intellect only takes me further and further from God.

I also need to take good care about time and how I spend it. For nothing is more precious than time. As little time as is, heaven may be won or lost by how I spend this time. God won’t change the order of time for me because he is a just God. I will however have to answer for how I have spent the time he has given me.

If I love Jesus all that he has is mine.

God is the maker and giver of time. God is the keeper of time. I need to come close to him in love and belief. By virtue of this knot I will be a common perceiver with him and all that by love is knitted with him. I can use time justly by virtue of this love.

Luke 19:11-28
11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
12 He said therefore, ” A nobleman went into a far country to receive kingly powerand then return.
13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds,and said to them, ‘Trade with these till I come.’
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28 And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

This parable is not so much about how the servants used their talents it is about how they used their time when their master was away..

I always wondered why I had to give up things I was good at. I could not understand how I was NOT being permitted to use the talents God gave me. Today I know Jesus is showing me he wants me to spend the time wisely loving him and not get distracted by my talents.

I will no longer waste time with my imagination or my intellect. I continue to meditate on the cloud of unknowing.