My husband's new Job!
September 12, 2014
This past Tuesday was my husband's first day at his new job. I met him for lunch and he had such a great first day- everyone there really likes him and there is already talk of room for promotion. I am so proud of him and thankful to God for sending my husband the perfect job! It comes with really great benefits, pension, retirement, health insurance, holidays, sick, annual, vacation leave, even work polos- not to mention that he works really close by my office! One really nice perk is that he receives a 15% discount at the YMCA, so it saves us around $150 per year- once we finish the house, we plan on signing up.
I want to back up a little bit, because right before our 15 year Anniversary Trip to St. Augustine, I was job-searching online for my husband on my lunch break and came upon the job listing. We decided the morning of our trip, to run by human resources and pick up a application so we could have it ready to give to them when we returned. After we got back from our trip, I snapped this picture of my husband leaving "his future job place" having just turned in his application and resume. When I snapped this shot- I had this feeling come over me (God!) that he was going to get the job and I wanted to have a photo to keep for memories.
I have to tell you something, when God gives me a word or a dream- I take it and hold on to it and I won't allow anyone to ever take it away from me! Sometimes the enemy will try to sneak in with doubts, but I just push him aside and repeat God's promises and declare the victory! My husband and I also pray daily in the mornings and at night, before going to bed over our future and our life. I am a big believer of constant prayer- anytime, I get a chance during the day, I use that time to pray over us and over others who are going through trials.
Yesterday, I went on my daily 30 minute afternoon walk and the entire time I just cried and thanked God over and over for his love and mercy over our lives. Yes, we have been through some very difficult times that not everyone knows about- God has delivered us from so much oppression because we prayed and fasted and believed for it. We have had the enemy come against us one thing right after another these past 4 years trying to keep us down in the pit, but GOD reached down and lifted us out and put our feet on a rock! In life, prayers are not always instant, we have had some prayers that have not come to fruition until 8 years later, but we never once gave up praying.
When I think of what my husband and I have been through, I think of David's Song of Praise in Samuel, it may sound dramatic to some, but if you knew the things we had been through, you would understand why I chose this verse. This is literally how we felt- we both hit our very rock bottom. In our times of being so low- we felt extremely abandoned, people didn't call, offer help/support or show compassion to us- it was very hurtful to go through that. We had several people that we thought loved us- take turns kicking us while were down and going through some really hard times and we never once retaliated back, but instead we turned the other cheek and cried out to God for help.
On our sixth month of unemployment and after putting in tons of resumes and not hearing anything, I literally hit my knees praying and crying out to God to deliver us. Afterwards, I told my husband that I was going to bed and not to even wake me up unless something life-changing good happened.. Little did I know, that I would get a call for a job offer while I was sleeping! That is just one of many trials that we went through that God got us through.