**The title of this post is lovingly dedicated to my dear friend, Shelley D. It is not meant in a sacrilegious way. It's just a different way to describe the awesome work of God.**
Today was Chris' first day of work. Yep, another first day of work. Hopefully the last first day in a loooooooong time. I'm going to try to keep this brief, but I have to make sure you know how much God was a part of all this. He's always a part of everything, but sometimes we just don't acknowledge Him as much as we should. I want to acknowledge Him. :)
So, putting it lightly (very lightly), Chris' most recent job, you know, the one we moved to central Florida for, turned out to be.......dumb. There are lots of other words I could use, but I won't. Just trust me when I say it became very, very evident that our future was not in that company.
About 3 weeks ago-ish, a job opportunity came to Chris' attention. It was originally emailed to a friend of his from work, but this guy was not interested. When Chris first told me about it, I told him no way. We're not interested. You see, the position is in St. Petersburg. We are positive God had placed us here in central Florida, so why in the world would we pack up so soon to move to the west coast?! No way.
We prayed. We had family and friends praying. Chris' job situation got worse and we were clueless as to what would happen next. We prayed that God would show us what His plan for us was. Our ways are not God's ways. God's ways are not our ways. Slowly...or quickly, however you want to look at it, my heart changed and it became apparent that this job opportunity in St. Pete was a very possible job for Chris.
So he submitted his resume and the bid package ( I know you have no clue what that is, but it was basically a sample bid so the employer could see Chris' work). And we waited. 4 days later, Chris got a call. "We'd like you to come in for an interview on Monday."
"Okay, God. We know this doesn't mean he got the job, yet, but please guide us through this."
The interview went famously. Chris loved the company and the people. The people seemed to like him as well. It seemed like a dream. But nothing was determined yet. So we drove home and waited some more.
Thinking we wouldn't hear anything until Friday, we continued to pray for God's will, and we waited. Wednesday, Chris got another call. "We don't know what it is about you, Chris, but we want you to put your two weeks notice in, and come work for us as soon as possible."
If that's not an answer from God, I don't know what is! Praise the Lord! When Chris called me to tell me the news, I bursted (is that a word?) into tears. I just couldn't believe it. God proved Himself faithful. Oh so faithful.
His boss, however, didn't take it so well, and basically did not accept the 2 weeks notice from Chris. He told him not to come back. So last week, we took a mini vacation to North Carolina to see some pretty darn cool people, and then we returned, ready to begin our new lives....again.
We trusted (and still trust) that God would work out the details. There are still alot of things to work out. Mainly, our lease on this house doesn't end until next August. It's obviously not ideal for us to stay here that long. But we'll tackle that later.
For now, we are certainly blessed that my dear "little" brother in Tampa is allowing my sweet husband to bunk with him and his roommate during the week! I will get to see Chris Friday evening through Sunday night. Although I miss my hubby dearly already, we know this is what God has for us right now. He will put the rest of the pieces together in time.
We are just in awe of the power of God. My words are far too simple to describe the awesomeness of Him. It's crazy Jesus!!