Works of God

by adustyframe ~ November 1st, 2009


A Work of God is just a blessing–big or “little”. It’s acknowledging God’s working in your life.

So how about it? What has God done in your life this past week?

You can link to any post from the past month or just leave a comment.

We have a huge one!

I told you about Lee applying at a Christian company that gives former prisoners a chance. We waited and waited and waited and finally he was called in for an interview.

Then we waited and waited and waited! 5 days after the time the man said he’d call with a decision, he called Lee in for a second interview and they hired him. He started last Wednesday.

He did a lot of preliminary things and some certifications. At first he was going to work second shift, but after a welding test they moved him to first shift to weld. He actually hates welding and was hoping to do a different job, but we’re thankful for a job!

He’ll get paid every week. I almost can’t remember what that felt like. It will be a long while until we’re caught up on bills and back on our feet, but we are so thankful!

Lee said about 50% of the employees are people he knows from an area church. The other 50% he knows from prison. He said, “That’s messed up, huh?”

One of the men from the church came over to him and welcomed him and said (as if in warning), “Now a lot of these guys who work here are from the prison.” Lee said, “Hey that’s the group I belong in.” He said he thinks he startled the man, but he got a little giggle out of it.

Thank you so much for praying. I have to be honest that I really and truly felt like it was never going to happen and I spent quite a bit of time telling God how much I didn’t understand it.

He applied for over 200 jobs since July. This job was only the second job that called him for an interview. He got very discouraged and wanted to give up and I was right there with him.

The funny thing is that he got 3 job offers in the same 24 hours! How funny is that? The other 2 were part time or seasonal jobs, but we still thought that was crazy.

So, what’s up with you?


14 Thoughts Shared to Works of God

  1. Pam

    Lizzie that is spectacular news!!!! Please give Lee my congrats. Does he read your blog?
    My son-in-law lost his job in June of 2008. He is back in school and should get his certification in an area of the medical field this spring (he already had his undergrad
    from Indiana University. It has been a real struggle financially and emeotionally but hopefully the end is in sight for them.
    My step-son got married Sat. it was a beautiful ceremony and a very fun reception…almost all of our blended families were there….from 8 weeks to 87 years old.
    God Bless, Pam, South Bend

  2. Sally

    My neighbor Maureen gave my husband and I three coats and one very warm coat vest type. One coat a winter coat has a nice hood on it. They are much appreciated.

  3. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads

    What a huge blessing! I’m so happy for you both. 🙂

  4. Susanna

    HI Lizzie

    I know I have been quiet on the blogging front but we still think and pray about you all. We are so pleased to hear the news about a job for Lee. Praise the Lord!When He makes us wait for things they are certainly worth having. Take care xxxxxx

  5. Susanna

    Oh – and I should say- God preserved us greatly last week. The car started making a funny noise but as it was running ok we wnet ahead with our plans to go away overnight onto Dartmoor- a large moorland area with narrow winding roads etc- and travelled the motorway to get there. On Friday David took the car to the garage- they said they were very busy but would have a quick look- then after looking told us that the car was not road worthy as something to do with the breaks was shot. Gulp! The cost felt like nothing compared to our thankfulness that nothing had totally broken while we were out and about (and they found the time to fix it that day too!)

  6. Christina

    I received a box in the mail this week from a friend with 4 different types of gluten free flour, some recipes and other baking goodies. Then I got a $5 gift card in the mail from a local business that just remodeled. It was an invitation to come check out the new store – I already used it! My teacher rewards check from another local store arrived so I have money to buy some more school supplies. It is amazing how God supplies exactly what you need when you need it.

  7. Melissa

    So thankful for God’s provision of a job for Lee. Another reminder of his faithfulness!
    I’m thankful that this weekend I was encouraged in my faith. I got to attend a women’s meeting where an awesome speaker challenged us, as completely ordinary women, to change the world for the Lord by reaching out to pray with people we come in contact with on an everyday basis- for healing, or for whatever their needs are. What a thought!

  8. Miss Rachel

    That’s awesome. I’m so happy for you all. Many blessings, Mrs. Lizzy!

  9. Dee from Tennessee

    So very very thankful for your good news….thank you LORD for Lee’s job.
    God has just taken care of me, day in and day out…I praise His name.

  10. Christy

    Oh, my blessing is the same as your blessing. Earnest prayer answered. It blessed our socks off, too. 🙂 Our Father is wonderful. I just keep saying, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are awesome!”

  11. Lisa

    I’m so glad he has a job now. That has to help all 3 of you!

  12. Katherine

    Wonderful news! I am very happy for you both!

  13. Penney Douglas

    Praise the Lord! I’m so happy for you and your family. I’m grateful that the Lord has given me more energy lately and has let me feel His presence more strongly. I need Him every moment, and I love to feel His presence.

  14. Kristi

    Hi Lizzie,

    Your testimony has boosted my strength to keep on…even when it seems like nothing is happening on the ‘other side’. I know God is faithful. Sometimes a long walk thru the valley, and I start forgetting. Thanks for the reminder that He’s working even when I can’t see it! Praying for you and your family.

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