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Thursday, September 01, 2005

I Stand Amazed in His Presence

Dear boys and girls,
Once again I am standing in amazement at what God can do in our lives. For a good many months now, I have been feeling God's leading to retire from my present job because He had a place for me in His work and in His ministry.

Now, being the rather (sometimes) cocky, over confident and A-type personality that I am, I immediately knew what that plan was to be and went about to put it into place. Things progressed along according to "my and God's" plan rather well until about two weeks ago when I received a phone call totally out of the blue which literally blew me away. It was almost as if God himself called me on my cellphone and presented the opportunity for a second career which He had been planning all along without my help or involvement. It was an opportunity totally opposite from what my plans had been. But, I instantly saw God's Hand in this. Wow!

This one event has caused me to realize how amazing God is......how He knows what I need to be doing for His work.....and I really just need to sit back, pray and wait for it all to work. As the verse above from John 15:16: "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit." Or.... Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your Heart and He will direct your paths."

I'm not at liberty to tell more about this exciting thing because there are other people involved and factors to be worked out, but in the next few days I will be able to share more specifics and you'll see the hand of God. I know beyond a doubt that God has worked this out according to His plan for my life and in His own time....not mine.

Be back shortly with the rest of the story......

Be God's!


At 7:05 PM, Blogger Maria del Carmen said...

This post just spoke to my heart. I love the quotes from John and Proverbs. I really needed this today. Thanks!

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Great news. Will you please ask God to call on my cell and tell me if I am suppose to take the job I've been offered? Thanks.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

Sounds great, Jimmy. Long time, no hear. Hope everything works out great. Will come back for the rest of the story.

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Janice said...


I am excited for you!


At 12:30 PM, Blogger Ron said...


I had a similar miracle just take place in my life. I will share it with you as well!


At 4:49 PM, Blogger Jot said...

Wow... I don't believe in coincidence, so I know the Lord is speaking to me through your post! I've been having some urgings to leave my job/career of 23 years and move on - to what, I'm not sure, but God knows.
Seeing the hand of the Father working so prominently in this area of your life encourages me to be patient and wait for the Lord! Thanks, Jimmy - and thank You, Jesus!

Peace, love and opportunities...


"I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career."
- Charlie Chaplin

At 8:53 PM, Blogger JOE B said...

Forget about the new job, I want to know if you went back and got your umbrella.


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