Sometimes God shows Himself in ways that makes me simply sit down down and be quiet. I received a phone call a few days ago that still has me blown away by how the Spirit speaks to other Christ followers about the needs in my life without me opening my mouth at all. In fact, the Spirit speaks loudest when I'm silent.
Dave and I recently decided it was time for me to give up my part-time waitressing job. The extra dollars, which weren't really extra, were nice. But, the kids and house, and my hubby were showing signs of missing me. Now with another little one soon to join our nest, this Momma needed to be busy about the business of caring for my family.
I so admire women who work full-time outside the home. Where they get the energy I do not know. I just know that juggling a job and my full time career of being a wife, mom, and helping at church is not what I'm meant to do.
This was confirmed when I answered the phone and received news that was definately orchestrated by the One who loves me most. The person on the other end told me they felt led to provide the income that we would be missing from my waitressing. This living hands and feet of Christ said they believed we were following what God wanted us to do by bringing Micah home and by me staying at home to minister to my family. Can you believe I'm getting paid to stay at home and do what I truly love the most? I still can't. I'm in awe. God is good. His servant is a reflection of that goodness in my life. May I in turn serve my family out of gratitude for this unexpected and generous provision.
I'm tying my apron back on and working in silent joy at His goodness.