Friday, November 21, 2008

To God be ALL the glory...

God humbled us and showed off a little yesterday so I have to share how awesome He is!

When Collin began feeling God pulling us to another city, we had no idea exactly why. As he began looking for another job and as time went on, the market was getting worse and things at his company began to decline. Over the last 6 months, he began feeling like the company might have to pass out layoff's after the first of the year, which only caused Collin to look harder for another job. He accepted the job that he has now in August, we moved in September, and he started October 1st. As anyone who pays attention to what's going on in the world knows, October was a rough month in the financial world. We learned yesterday that a Financial Planner at Collin's old company (which was his old department) was laid off. We feel confident that if Collin was still there, it would have been him and this woman both laid off. That's not to say anything negative about Collin. He is a hard worker and was loved at his old job but he had less experience than everyone else in his department and was the youngest on the team (besides the interns, of course). So, all that to say, we could be having a very different week this week. God not only got Collin out of that situation at the perfect time but he provided him with a great job making more money with a boss that he really likes! We are counting our blessings right now for sure. Praise be to Him, the giver of all good and perfect gifts!

If you are struggling with something today, I encourage you to give it to Him. He truly does work all things together for our good. He looks out for His children constantly and is working in our lives even when we don't feel like it. And His timing is ALWAYS perfect.

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" -Matthew 6:26

The woman that was laid off is named Sue. If you think about it, you can join us in praying for her. I cannot imagine how hard it would be to lose a job right now...right before Christmas and in a field that is really hard to find a job in currently.

In other news, this is the first weekend since we moved here that we don't have any major plans. I am so excited! I think we'll just hang around the house tonight, run some errands tomorrow, and then tomorrow night Collin is going on a Citizen's Ride Along with his new friend Brandon, who is a police officer. Please say a prayer for him! I'm sure it's totally safe but I'm a little paranoid. We went to dinner with Brandon and his wife Stephanie and some other friends on Monday night and Brandon had bruises and scratches all along his arms from chasing a guy down. He spent a long time talking to us about his cop stories and while it's interesting to hear, it makes me nervous thinking about my husband being with him!!!