Friday, August 8, 2008

God Is In Control

"God Is In Control."

I have been singing that song in my head all day.
He is in control of the good times, like our vacation, which by the way was wonderful!
We had the best time we have ever had! More about our trip at another time.

God is in control.

Does it seem to you that God will bless your socks off right before a storm hits?

God is in control.

Today I had a meeting at the Christian school where I teach Special Ed resource. It seems that there is not enough funds this year, so my full-time job has become part-time/adjunct faculty. Long story benefits and pay was slashed by almost everything. The school is doing everything it can to keep me on, and for that I am grateful! They have went above and beyond what I would have expected. Everything is contingent on the parents being willing to pay above tuition for Resource services. So my work load and pay will increase as the need for resource services increases, but I still won't qualify for benefits. I am praying hard!

So...God is in control.

I don't mind admitting that my fear factor is fluctuating like crazy! One minute scared to death---the next I'm soaring on the wings of faith and wonder.

I know God will take care of us financially....He has many times before. Yet, I am scared because I will miss the discipline, fellowship, and consistency of working everyday.

At the same time...I have an excited anticipation at seeing what God is fixing to do! Is there something He wants me to do that a full-time job would have been in the way?

So my dear friends here is how you can pray for me:

Pray that I will walk by faith and not by sight.
Pray that we will be able to decipher all the details about my insurance now.
Pray that God will reveal how He is going to take care of this in His time. I wanted a direct e-mail when I got home. Of course He did that...NOT!
Pray that I will have more speaking opportunities. I have two scheduled for September then nothing after that.
Pray that I will have more writing assignments.
Pray that God will lead my husband to the right church position soon. We are close to this one being answered but it isn't final yet!
Pray that we will be an example of faith for our daughter during this time.

Thank you for loving us and praying for us.

I am scared but......NEVERTHELESS....GOD IS IN CONTROL!



Roxie said...

Thank you Lord for Pamela, and the fact that she recognizes that you are in control. Thank you that you have a plan, and even when we can't see it, we know you keep your promises and YES, YOU'RE IN CONTROL!

Blessings, Roxie

Nicole said...

Yeah! You are home. I am so glad you had a great time. Dear Heavenly Father I pray for Pam right now. Please be with her and her family during this transition time. I pray that you lead them in the right direction for insurance. You are their provider and we thank you for that. Amen!

I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for you!

Love and Hugs,

Kimberly said...

I will be praying for you, sweet Pamela!

Leebird said...

Hey Sweet lady!

Glad your vacation was wonderful!

Lord, Please keep Pamela's confidence in Your full-force! Open up doors she and her hubby never dreamed would happen! Let their daughter see how faithful You are as she watches You work in her parents' lives.

In Jesus' Name, AMEN

beverlydru said...

Oh- I am so with you. It is so awesome to know that He is faithful. Always. The last year has been an ever-increasing walk of trust for me too.What good thing is the Lord going to do next?

Chatty Kelly said...

Welcome home! God is in control, even when we are OUT of control! So hang in there.

As for the email, I find that KNEE mail works better. LOL.

I hope that God will show you his plans soon and that you will continue to walk by faith.

KristenM said...

Oh Sweet Pamela,
I read your blog and just couldn't help but wonder if God is freeing you up to be "the pastor's wife." I will continue to lift you up in prayer. I know this must really be a trying time.

Get into 1 Kings 17. Let God remind you how he provides exactly what is needed, even if he uses unconventional methods.

Love ya girlfriend!

P.S. I want to hear all about your trip. Mine included a four year old son falling into a fish pond!

Starr said...

Pamela, I am and will continue to pray for you. Wow. Seems like a lot of us are facing challenging times in this season of life.
I, too, am excited about what God is going to do. When we get to the beginning of an impossible situation, that's when He can do mighty and wonderful things!
So, let's you and I and all the rest of us step forward (fear and all) in security knowing without a shadow of a doubt that He is in control and he desires good things for us!
Love and Blessings,

My ADHD Me said...

Wonder why I keep thinking I am in control when it is so very obvious that God Is In Control!!

Welcome back!!

Runner Mom said...

I'm so glad that you are home!!! Missed you! Keep that song justa going in that sweet little head!! God will see you through. His timing and His ways are perfect. ( Isaiah 55). I will be praying for y'all!! Keep the faith!
Love you,

Truth4thejourney said...

Youre heart is in the right place, God's hands. You are going to be fine and God will unfold His perfect plan for you in the right time. I am praying for you and your family today!

Sharon said...

Glad your vacation was good and relaxing.
It is so good that you see that the lord is in control on your life. He will never leave you nor forsake you, he will keep his promises to you, his word never comes back void.
Have a blessed week

LynnSC said...

Glad to hear that you are back from vacation. I do know that "panic" feeling that plunges in when you realize that your income just took a dive. boy... do I know it well.

Ours took a dive so long ago... I have forgotten what it is like to have enough money. BUT... I know that God is good. I also realize that if our finances never recover... God is still good. I will serve Him and love Him no matter what.

Now... I need to get on that phone to you. What do you have planned for Tuesday night around 6pm?? My little Bible study group is going to meet and go out to eat to discuss our upcoming new study. Want to join us?? If so, let me know. You are always welcome to join in on the study too.

Edie said...

I am praying for you dear sister. You are so right, He is in control. Since yesterday He has made it a point to say that to me several times from numerous sources, including here. Not only that, but that He always goes ahead of us.

Isaiah 65:24 - It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

"God is the one in charge of all that is about to transpire."

"He has the answer in hand before we even voice our need."

As of today I may not have an income. NEVERTHELESS He has already gone ahead of me and has matters well in hand, as He does with you. I pray He will speak peace to your heart as you trust Him.