“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Sometimes I have visions of my Father God sitting with his hands over his ears. I’m ALWAYS asking for something; whether it’s a new car, new job, a husband, a house, a wedding, to win the lottery… Some of these things, buy his grace, I’ve received. But some, I haven’t.
This week has flown by, and today’s been topped off with the offer of a second interview for a job I’m going for. Something to be thankful for!
It may seem like an insubstantial thing in the whole grander scheme of things. But the job I’m currently at has such a bearing on my life, my moods…let’s just say God sees all, and I’m struggling in my spiritual journey while I’m here. I just won’t move forward, as I just can’t keep my mouth shut..(although, I find I’m slightly better than I use to be).
That said, I exploded a little when I discovered that my blog is being coped through RSS, and being passed off by another site. I’m not sure what to do about this. Seeing red, I had a little rant on twitter and Facebook, and then felt a little stupid for not handling it better.
Through Daily Blog Tips, I’ve established I’m within my rights to have it all taken down. But I don’t want it all to backfire and them start slating audiogeist! Humphf!
Inspiration: Luke 15:11-32 and Prodigal God, by Timothy Keller
I think I’m missing something; seriously.
My Facebook post yesterday was “Has lost ‘Joy’ somewhere between duvet and workplace?? If you see him…please redirect to me, here 🙂 Thanks x”
And, reading back my post from this afternoon has made me realise that the joy is seeping between the cracks in my faith.
It may just be a spot of PMT, impacted by the fact that we’re embarrassingly broke after the wedding. All the planning and spending – looking back makes me feel a little like the ‘second son’ in Timothy Keller’s book. Whattafake.
Me, that is.
Colossians 3:20-24 – “23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…”
With an effort that really shouldn’t have to be juggernaut sized, I’m knuckling down on this ‘Glory’ thing for work.
So, my prayer this morning was along the lines of, ‘Please Lord, send your Holy Spirit to be with me so that I might bring everything I do today at your feet and for your glory. I pray Lord that my colleagues and especially my boss would see my good mood, and wonder what’s making me smile.’
I’m not sure if it’s because I also had the advantage of being able to attend the mid-week service this afternoon – but it’s been a pretty good day. Although i’ve half finished a proposal, i’ve also been given a project to take ownership of. I’m trying not to be keep the positivitiy around this. As, what normally happens is i do the research and put it in powerpoint presentation for the Boss to sign off; then she usually changes it around a little and sends it off herself, so the client actually has no idea i’ve done it.
Problem? Noooo…all for the Glory of God!
I’m moved that there are some Christian Churches and organisations out there that for them, nothing is too much trouble.
All Souls Church proclaims their website to have the bible at its heart; “We believe that a personal relationship with God through Christ is at the heart of who we are and that we are dependant on His Spirit and prayer. We believe that the Bible is God’s living and active Word and see it as central to all we do as a Church.” (from the All Souls website
It runs an informal course for people who’d like to find out more about Christianity, or dust away the cobwebs from a faith they’ve maybe stored in a cool dark place for too long. It’s called Christianinty Explored, and they’re on Twitter!
They’ve answered my question from last week: Jesus did not die on a Cross. Discuss in a news update, Missing the point of Christ crucified?
They’ve EVEN popped key titles for further reading which include a book from Dr John Stott, Cross of Christ – 20th Anniversary Edition