6 In Faith

Day 9: To Join My Heart To His

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Life had me in a comfortable place.  Going to the same place every day, working alongside the same people, doing many of the same tasks.  And there is something that I love about that.  It was routine, easy, familiar.  Sure, there was the unforeseen at times, the last minute things, the unexpected.  But for the most part, my heart was joined to those individuals.  I miss them.

I never thought in a million years that I would join the ranks of the unemployed.  But then again, I remember telling my children when their father first was laid off that we are all just a pay check away from unemployment.  It doesn’t matter where you work or who you wok for.  It happens.

It’s been two weeks and I am beginning to look over the mountain that’s looming in front of me.  In this season, I must join my heart, my mind and my will to that of Christ.  I must ask Him to show me His perfect plan for my life, and then give me the strength to walk it out.  Because some days, most days, I don’t want to walk.  I just want to sit, under a soft blanket, with a glass of Coke, a piece of chocolate and lots of T.V. and drown away my sorrows.

This is my reality.  But it doesn’t have to define me.  I may have joined the ranks of the unemployed, but it’s given me an even greater desire to join my heart with His.  Lord Jesus, I give you my life. May I be one with You and may you reveal your prefect will. AMEN!

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    Shasta Walton
    October 9, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your job loss, but I do believe (like you do) that God has a plan for your life. I know it may be hard to feel this way right now, but it is kind of exciting to see what He may have in store for your family! James 1:2-4
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      Barbie
      October 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you Shasta! I appreciate you stopping by and encouraging my heart.

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    Tara
    October 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    So sorry to hear about your job loss. I will pray for you and your family. I am always reminded of this verse “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.”

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      Barbie
      October 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks so much Tara!

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    June
    October 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Oh, Barbie, my heart aches for what you are going through. But if it’s causing you to have a greater desire to join your heart with His then I know this is a good thing! He indeed is present in your circumstance. He will see you through it! I pray that you are encouraged today, sweet friend.
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      Barbie
      October 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you for your faithful encouragement June!

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