Friday, February 3, 2012
Joyful Friday - Vol. 2 O Praise Him
Joyful Friday is here again! Today I get to share an amazing blessing for our family that has filled us with joy and excitement! This is the one I mentioned earlier in the week in my Tune-In Tuesday post.
First I would like to give God all the glory and share a verse and a song to sing the praises of our Awesome God to! So much joy can be had just in the act of praising God.
Psalm 63:4-5 NIV*
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
O Praise Him by David Crowder Band
I am going to share a little background so you can get an understanding of just how much this means to us. And of the amazing work God has been doing in our lives. 5 years ago, my husband was a man that wanted to be so much more as a husband, father and provider. However, after years of many let downs he had come to the conclusion that he would be a "grunt" for the rest of his life. Then he found a man and a company that saw the same potential I saw in him. They gave him a chance and he proved that what I had been telling him and trying to get him to believe of himself was true. In the years since, he has progressed quickly in his field. The same company went through many changes with the economy. My husband has felt for a while that, even though he is so grateful for the opportunity they gave him, he is no longer supposed to be there. The job hunt was going slow and we were starting to doubt the decision to make a change.
A couple of Sundays ago our Pastor spoke about clarifying your vision and being specific in prayer. The next day he found a job that was a perfect fit for him and our family. He laid it at God's feet that this was the one he wanted. He came to me and told be that he had clarified his vision for his new job and that this was the one. Thursday he got a call from them and this past Monday had another phone interview with 3 of the higher ups in the company. They liked him so much that they flew him up to Tennessee "all expenses paid" to "meet him and give him a tour of the plant." To some that may sound like a normal thing. For us this is something that we would see on TV not in our real lives. I was so overwhelmed with joy and gratitude that it took me about an hour to stop crying. (yeah, I can be mushy and emotional at times) :)
Today he is there, and I am here...waiting "patiently" for a call or text or anything from him. I was planning on waiting until I got the definite answer to post this. But I feel that just like in prayer, we give thanks and praise before the answer, in complete faith that He has heard and is faithful to answer. So this is my joy, my song, my gratefulness, my faith and my heart singing praises to my Amazing, Loving and Faithful God!
We are moving to Tennessee! I believe it and so it shall be!
What are you joyful for this week? I would love to share your joy with you!
*THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.