Thursday, October 3, 2013

Around the corner

Been a while since my last post and maybe a few of you have wondered what has been happening. Well in the last month a lot has changed in this house hold. So here are the updates.

On September 6th, I resigned from my job due to the increasing commuting cost, babysitting cost and the time demanded and required to work vs time spent with my family. I simply was not willing to sacrifice time with my family or marriage to complete work for this company. This is a mistake that I made at the last job and determined not to make again. So holding true to the promise I made to my wife, kids, and myself I resigned in the best interest of my promise. This was something that my wife and I had been praying due to the increasing time demands of the job, and while it took patience, God answered prayer and made his will known. So now I am unemployed keeping my eyes on Jesus and walking on the water much like Peter did when he stepped out of the boat.

Matthew 14:22-33
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

I am determined not to take my eyes off of Jesus when the wind stirs up things such as a half the income coming in and the future very unclear right now.  I will continue to trust God and his will for my life. 

But wait, that's not all!! Last night I played a little joke on my youngest son and scared him as he was coming around the corner. I haven't been able to escape this in my head. Men we never know what is around the corner waiting to devour us. Keep your eyes on Jesus as men, as husbands, and fathers. When the wind stirs around you, you will not sink. Let Peter be our example of keeping your eyes on Jesus and worship him when he protects us from those things that are waiting around the corner to scare and devour. Praise him because he rescued us when were sinking and our faith was weak. Give thanks for our families, our kids and our wives that God has blessed us with. 

I praise the Lord because he has lead me where I am at right now. I know not what the future holds, but I know the plans that God has for me are meant to prosper me and to give me hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11).