Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Positronic net-powered entry

As of this morning I am now a data entry clerk for the University of Bournemouth! Huzzah, I hear you cry! Yes indeed, dear reader. I'm loving, more and more, the way that God answers prayer! I sat in the car on the way back from church on Sunday and realised just how daft I'd been in getting worried about jobs. I'd allowed my financial situation to take my focus off God, who'd said a month ago or so that he would provide work for me - but I needed to trust him in the mean time!

It's often not easy when your bank account looks a tad bare, but it's then that you've got to rememeber that God's promised to provide for all you need. And even when you're needing something or going through a tough spot, we're called to lift our eyes to our Lord and Saviour and praise him:

'Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior'
--Habakkuk 3v17-18--

It seems to bizzarre initially, to be praising God in the midst of something tough, or a something that's distinctly un-praise-worthy. That's because it's not the situation we praise though; we're called to praise God! And no matter the severity or breadth of the situation, God promises to bring us through it, often one step at a time, but right to the other side.

We serve a mighty, powerful, loving and faithful God. This is shown in no greater or more profound moment in mystery that when he sent Jesus to die on the cross for us.

So as I embark into the wonderful world of data entry, I'm hoping and praying that I keep this in mind:

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.'
--Colossians 3v23-24:--

Battle onwards guys, the road may seem tough, but we have the best guide imaginable at our side - and he knows the way.

P.S. I'll now be online 9-5, and most likely will have messenger running, so feel free to nip online for a chat! :D



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Daddy_Stony said...

as is always the case where money is concerend. One of the many reasons why 'it' gets such a mention in the NT (love of money, root of all evil etc). Big problem though once that mamon has its claws into you it is real tough to get rid of - the earlier one learns to stay focused on God in ALL financial situations, the better. Amen to that lil' bro'

Bon chance avec le new job too - how long is it for?

Welshie said...


(or should I say, amaaaaaaazin'?!)

Cat said...

Hey - thats awesome! Keep your focus Tim, don't let your heart forget that God's in control and that He is to be praised!!

Tell us how work is going!


ooggllee oge - er, mmmmmmm hehe

Timmy C said...

Cat, you get weirder by the day. I'd have it no other way! :P

Cat said...

hehe, what can I say?! It makes life interesting and people smile...(I saw a little grin on your face!!!! )

btw - it takes one to know one ;-) hehe