If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that this year has been one of changes for our family. It’s also been a year of waiting to see what God has for us as we look to the future and where He wants us to be.
One of those situations was where I would be permanently employed. For the last 23 months I have been acting in a higher position at work. The salary level that came with meant that Sam didn’t have to go back to work and could be a full-time stay-at-home-mum which is what we both wanted. It was a test of faith for us to go month by month wondering if/when my acting may finish and we’d have to reassess our situation.
Last week, however I was successful in an open selection round and was promoted to my higher position permanently which is just fantastic! I feel really validated that my hard work and efforts have been recognised and its great to have this squared away before Christmas.
It really is true that God is faithful and worthy of our trust and praise. God ALWAYS provides for us, sometimes not as we expect but always with exactly what we need when we need it. It’s taken 12 months of trusting God for this job and He’s blessed us at the time of year when we remember the greatest gift of all – His Son born on earth so that we may be brought back into a relationship with God. It was at times tough, we did worry and our faith was stretched, but in the end we are better for it. Our faith is stronger and we know once again that God will always meet our needs.
Thank you to every one that was praying for us, we really appreciate it. We’re excited to see where God will lead us in 2010, we have some ideas and some interesting things we want to explore so stay tuned for un update in the new year.
Have a safe and blessed Christmas season, may you know afresh the reason for the season. May God bless you and keep you.