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.

Conquering Sin

Prayers are good, sometimes prayers we make or even prayers someone else makes and which we repeat. Prayer draws us closer to God.

However having said that there is just a couple of things.

1) I cant loose focus and think a prayer delivers me from sin. A good point of view in normal situations.

2) I cant loose focus and think I have found a way to overcome sin by making or reciting a prayer.

Both give satan a victory as the focus in both cases is “I”

I have a weakness. A big one that is I judge myself. I would condemn myself if I had the chance. Every time I fail I do this to myself. This is because my focus is the sin..

God in his infinite mercy does not judge us this way, he knows us, our strengths, weakness and our failings. God looks to our willingness to be obedient and faithful and accepts us as we are.

Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve we lost our connection to God but through the obedience of Christ we have re established this relationship.

If I continue and persevere in obedience, God in his infinite mercy will deliver me from my sin whatever it may be. I need not struggle to rid myself of sin. I just do what I was created to do and that is follow Jesus.

I will know this when I do not look at the sin controlling me but am obedient and persevere in obedience, I will then be free to fall in love with God and the sin itself will loose its hold over me because of his love.

Its hard to explain, I’m no great teacher but this is something I’ve been learning the hard way I am yet to be able to put it into words properly.

Answers

Time goes by yes, I progress in my journey and God answers prayer. He encourages me through my brothers in Christ. In prophecy through words of knowledge. Just thought I’d write down what is happening just a record that he lives.

So far I am selling my car. I get 85% of what I paid for it after six years. I will still have the car with me as well after selling it. Talk about having the cake and eating it.

I have an offer of a job completely different from what I have been doing so far. Can I do it? With him everything is possible. Waiting for him to work things out.

I got a part time job as well so some money comes in. Yes he provided I never looked for it. It came to me.

God provides he has shown me that he can. I’m eager to see where this goes.

I am growing in my relationship with my God learning as I spend time with him.

Yes he uses me as well. I look forward to the future I pray that I continue to be faithful I pray I don’t let him down. I’m quite capable of failing him without fail.

The picture I use above is a picture of a church which us over a 100 years old it’s no longer used, it’s submerged under water for part of the year. With all that it has not lost its beauty. That is what Christ does to me.