My classroom desk chair was in-front of the room (because I was grading while watching my students take a test today) and when I went over to read an email at my desk I just got on my knees (because I was too lazy to move my chair). When I opened an email from a principal who wants me to fly to St. Louis in February to interview - all I could think about is that this is where I belong - on my knees.
The Lord has already been so faithful in answering the many prayers for a job in St. Louis. I do not have a job yet - but I have been contacted by 3 principals already who are interested. I had my first Skype-ing session today with a principal who wanted to meet me - it went well and I hope I get the opportunity to work at the school. I have a sixth sense about people sometimes - and she just seems like the type of person I'd like to work for. I guess she likes my polka-dotted address label as well. :)
One principal called to tell me that, although they currently don't have an opening, she wants me to apply to the district anyway because "I looked like a fabulous candidate." Then there was the principal today who wants me to come for an interview.
While I'm really overwhelmed all of a sudden with the conflicting issues of doing my job well now and finding a job for later - I am reminded of the Lord's provision. I mentioned this verse before in talking about worrying about where money was going to come from for seminary - but it applies in this situation as well:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25-34)
I was reminded in church this past weekend that the Lord has already won all of our battles for us. Why do I worry so much? Why don't I trust God more. I love the verse "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." --- isn't that the truth!
Sorry that I don't have any cute crafts to show you or good looking pictures to look at today, but I had to give God a shout-out for His faithfulness.
P.S. Can you believe that my first official Skype was an interview? I'm officially a Skyper now - my id is: chane.hart. Will you please skype with me sometime soon?