The New Job and God's Power

OK, y'all, here is a practical way to be in the habit of prayer: add me to your daily prayer list! I'm starting a new job next week (that is, if I hear from my boss today!), and I'm a little stressed. Toward the end of last semester, I wasn't sleeping much and spent most of my time working on papers and projects while trying desperately to keep my head above water with the readings which remained, and multiplied, inexorably day after day. So I'm wondering how this semester's end is going to work out with the addition of 20 hours a week of extra responsibility!

I realize that God has graciously provided this employment for me, and I'm grateful. Please be in prayer that, empowered by the Holy Spirit, I will manage my time wisely, be a good caregiver for the kids I'll be watching, be blessed and equipped by my seminary studies, and most importantly, glorify God in every area of my life. I can't do it on my own, but Thank God that I have the Holy Spirit to carry me along, especially when I'm feeling overwhelmed.

Just one more reason 2 Corinthians 12:9 is one of my favorite Scripture verses!

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


Pastor John said...

Sheesh. There you go talking about glorifying God and His grace being sufficient and all that. ON ACCOUNT OF IT'S THE TRUTH.

How's this for a way to sum up the whole thingy?

Sooooo proud of you and praying for you too.

Allison said...

recently, Ive been realizing more and more that the reason we are here is to bring more Glory to God... IN EVERYTHING WE DO! whether it be brushing your teeth, taking a test, or simply walking to class.... I just now started looking at everything that I do as if it were dedicated (and it is) to Christ alone.. and it seriously gives me a high jump to do it with a joyful heart (even if I dont want to do it) and if you fail, its ok.... you did it for the glory of God. God will take any Glory any time... and no matter what.. He WILL get the glory... whether we like it or not.... so give it up! GLORY BE TO GOD!

Jonna said...

God never ever gives us anything we can't do with Him. His grace knows no limits. And, yes, just like Paul realized, I have noticed that when I am weakest, God is strongest.

John, I love your succint way of putting things...

L, you can do it. I believe in you.

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