Wednesday, March 9. 2011
Good jobs have come in...why?
At the end of 2010, we were in difficult financial straits. Since then, a number of good jobs have come into the shop; if you were praying for us, thank you. We needed that. It's always good to know why things happen, the details aren't always easy to be sure of.
What I do know is that God works in my life in specific ways. It has been very obvious at times. So I was really wondering about this situation. There is a verse in the Bible, Jesus said Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things (necessities) will be added unto you. I figured that the only way that could change is if we were in some last times scenario, like something from Thessalonians. That, or I just wasn't seeking His Kingdom. I used the Bible software to do a phrase search on "Kingdom of God". That's what's so cool about this software, you can do a phrase search, not just a word search, like a concordance. And it's convenient.
Anyway, I was looking over the verses, and realized that I had changed how I lived. When I moved here from California, I was always trying to tell people why Jesus died on the cross, that they too could have a new life. But I was met with strange resistance here, so much that I gave up on evangelism. I addressed some wickedness and injustices, but I also moved very much toward political activism.
When I decided to change this, people started calling about some good jobs. But they weren't committing, this went on for weeks. I had it in my mind that I should be praying -and- FASTING, but disregarded the fasting part, because I didn't fully understand what it was for. So one evening I realized that hey, all those Bible people prayed, and nothing bad will come of it, even if I don't know what it's about. So the next morning I stated fasting, and the phone started ringing.
Now the pendulum is swinging far the other way, away from politics. In the end, personal holiness and prayer is the only way to see His power here on earth, so it's not entirely different, just a more realistic path.
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