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.

15 comments:

  1. Oh Jamie, I could just feel your excitement and overflowing happiness! Congratulations and the best of lick to all of you. Know that this is just the beginning of God's wonderful plan for your family.

    Can I ask a favor, would you mind saying a prayers for us to?

    All good things!

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    1. Thank you, Charina! I will definitely pray for you and your family!

      PS - I finally heard from him and they will be "preparing a package and emailing him an offer" on Monday! :) Now we are off to the airport to pick him up!

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    2. Please keep us updated! Sooo happy for you and your family. What an amazing loving God we have!

      And thank you for the prayers, hugs to you :)

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  2. That's great news. Congratulations to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Alissa! We are excited to have seasons again. :)

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  3. That's awesome! I love Tennessee, such lovely scenery.

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  4. I am joyful this week because I finally embraced my new church family instead of clinging to the one I left behind.

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    1. That is wonderful, Debbie! God is good and knows what we need. I am confident you will be blessed in your new church!

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  5. good for you!!! yes God is good. All the time!
    and good luck on this exciting new adventure!

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    1. Thank you! We love a good adventure! :)

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  6. Loving this, thanks for sharing, and i look forward being part of your blog..

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    1. I am happy you enjoy! Welcome and I hope to see you around! :)

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  7. Yay! Congrats on the job search! it is hard when our husbands are feeling low. my husband has also felt like he would be a "grunt" for the rest of his life...but then prayed and been given opportunities. we have trusted in the Lord and He has never let us down. In one of my favorite stories, my husband was in a sales position and earning well and they took him out of that position, said it was "time management" but then a few months later put him on the WTC Memorial project. He never forgave his boss for not being up front with him about why he took him out of sales. then, our pastor gave a sermon about forgiveness and the next day my husband was offered a part time sales position with his company. God works in amazing ways!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! It was tough for a while but he is loving his new job and we praise God daily for the new job and being here in beautiful Tennessee! I feel like we were meant to be right here! It really is awesome to sit back and watch our husbands grow in the Lord and trust Him. Amazing things happen! Be blessed and joyful!

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I am grateful for your thoughts and comments! Be blessed and joyful always!