This scripture speaks to me more than ever. I was stuck in a job that, while it brought 25 years of happiness, it had become and anchor around my neck. I really wanted to be in his presence everyday and while I reached out to co-workers and customers speaking of God’s words it was not where I felt I could best serve him.
I prayed daily for over 5 years for a new job. I told God what I wanted, and I must admit I was devasted with each door that closed allowing no change to occur. Then a dear friend reminded me that instead of asking God for what you want to ask Him what he wants for you.
I changed my prayer to “Lord I want to be where I can see you daily.” Low and behold in a few weeks a friend told me about a job opening, and while I was nervous about the yes, I had a joyful peace and knew it was where I should be.
I returned to be the Administrative Assistant at the Catholic elementary school my two girls went. I had always felt at home in this community and while my children moved on, I continued to always support this school and wanted children to be in a safe community where God’s word is spoken and displayed endlessly.
Today I can proclaim His name and sing his praises daily, sharing moments of prayer, encouragement and telling all those sweet little ones that God loves them. One asked me how I knew this, and the answer was easy – because He love me. How does this scripture move you, are you grateful for all He has done for you and do you share that praise freely?
Scripture reflection – Penny Bailey