Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Quick update

Knight and I had a long (and emotional) discussion on Sunday night. We worked things out, as we always do, and I thank the Lord that I have such a wonderful husband.

He started his new job yesterday, and it turns out that the company has several IT needs that he will be taking care of before he even starts really selling. His boss will pay him separately for fulfulling any IT duties, so that's kind of like bonus work! God truly is faithful.

For the last week or so, though, I've really been struggling with our decision for me to not teach at my school next year. I don't know if it's that we're in the process of planning for next year at school -- it makes me sad to think that I won't be there. Pretty much the only thing that has kept me from running to my principal and saying "Just kidding! I really do want to be here next year!" has been plain ol' pride. I was SO SURE that God didn't want me here. What has happened to that faith?

Also, I know that going to my principal that way would be a fear-based action, not a faith-based one. In all of the upheaval about Knight's job and income, I know that my taking my job back for next year would give me some semblance of financial security. However, God does not intend for us to live our lives that way. He has blessed us in the last month or so since Knight lost his job. He has cared for our every need, and will continue to do so, if we are obedient. I believe that the blessings He has provided are in light of our faithfulness and obedience -- and I'm not interested in giving up those blessings by being disobedient!

Hafta head out to work. Lots more to tell, but it will have to wait until later!


Deanna said...

That's great to hear!! I have to tell you s-i-l, I don't know how many times I've wanted to give my little bro a "talking to", but I've done my best to stay out of stuff between you guys, and I'm so glad. You guys always end up working together and being blessed in the long run. You two are a great example and I'll pray for many more blessings to come. :)

Ry said...

Yay! for working it out! It would be scary to think about losing your income next year with everything that's going on, but if you've been led by the Lord to stay home, he'll bless your every need.

Anonymous said...

Faith and obedience does not come without these moments. Whenever I encounter one of these struggles I put my Crabb Family CD on and turn up their "Through The Fire" song as loud as my ears can handled.

Since I currently have a teenage daughter, my CD may break apart from overuse.