Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Scripture: In the Lords Time

(I chose this picture because it reminds me of the Lords timing in all things)

Doctrine and Covenants 64: 31-31

31 And behold, I, the Lord, declare unto you, and my words are sure and shall not fail, that they shall obtain it.
32 But all things must come to pass in their time.

I have had a lot on my mind lately, most of it related to what the Lord has in store for our family. If someone had asked me 3 years ago if I ever saw us living in Colorado, I would have answered with a resounding, NO. I had absolutely no desire to live in the snow or near the snow, in fact living in Colorado was the farthest thing from my mind. However I was EXTREMELY interested in living in Texas (still wouldn't mind it), I had actually been somewhat fixated on going there for some time. Spending hours, weeks, ok years, searching for jobs for Jimmy, before he was without one, looking at homes online, researching the schools, weather, neighborhoods, everything. So when Jimmy lost his job, naturally I thought "Well, that's settled, we are to move to Texas." The Lord had other plans for us and after time on my knees and in the temple I knew that my assignment was to follow my husband. I was a little annoyed because, you see, I was hoping that my "wanting" to go to Texas would be enough for the Lord to provide the way there, but as I learned I was receiving a lesson in not only the Lords plan for us, but also to rely on my husbands inspirations and promptings like I never had before.

I am beyond grateful to my Heavenly Father for allowing me the opportunity to see a side of Jimmy that I had yet to see. Jimmy is my hero, he is one of the strongest people I know, he has been through so many things in his life, I know that the plan for him is great and being chosen to stand at his side is the greatest blessing in my life. I lean on him when my burdens seem too heavy and because he leans on the Lord, our foundation is firm.

We are yet again faced with the possibility of Jimmy not having a job. For the last month we have been praying that the contract in which we thought was secure (then found out it wasn't), will be renewed, we pray that the Lords plan is for us to stay where we are. What we are hearing is promising, but we won't know for sure until the contracted is signed, which who knows when that will be. Our only constant is knowing that the Lord will lead and guide us, He has his eye upon us and we are open to His will and journey for us.

(picture courtesy of my tripod)


GHFamily said...

You have such amazing faith. Thanks for your example.

Heather B said...

I love that first pic of you and Jimmy! So beautiful! I hope he gets his contract renewed. The unknown really sucks. Love ya girl.

Emily said...

I pray that everything works out, but please know that you all have friends. Don't hesitate to utilize the church employment program. I have a testimony of it. I just had to give it a little plug since Sam is the stake rep. Let us know what we can do to help:-)

Jessi McCall said...

Good Luck to you and Jimmy! This economy suuuucks, and finding a job is not easy. I truly hope he keeps his, so you can remain in Colorado. You seem really happy there. ;)

Janelle Ehat said...

We are praying for your family! The Lord knows what He's doing and as you already know, wherever the road leads, it will be good in the end, even if it's hard. Thanks for your example!

*selfish little me thinks that Utah would be a great place for you to end up!*