Monday, October 15, 2012
Finally, after months of praying, talking, anticipating and planning, Our Father has given us some clear direction by way of a layoff. Tomorrow (Tuesday), my husband is no longer an employee of Oracle, Inc. but is a "free agent". This was a voluntary layoff in that he was asked quite awhile ago by his manager if he would like to be considered for such in light of his revelation that our family desires to shuck off this life and hit the mission field.
We have six children and some time will lapse between tomorrow and our physical move.
A little nervousness, too!
But God has always provided. We have NEVER had to miss a meal. We have never had our electricity turned off or had to use a food pantry. And many Believers we know personally HAVE gone through these trials. And we are no better than they. And maybe we, too, will experience these things. We prefer being the "helper" as opposed to the "helpee" . . . but who doesn't? And we read in God's word that there is a time and a season for everything.
But we have done all we can to prepare.
Our only debt is our mortgage. And it's small like our house. Thank you, Dave Ramsey!
We have taken and taught Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University". There is an emergency fund.
There should be severance although we do not know how much. We find that out tomorrow.
That's a prayer request. That the severance is exactly what we need to sustain this family until our move. Our daily bread . . .
All this to say, we are fine. We are taken care of. We are BLESSED! We are filled with anticipation for what the Lord will do next! We ask for nothing but the prayers of our fellow Believers.
We trust that our Abba, Father has ordered even this for His own glory!
Oh, that His name would be lifted up here, even in this time of transition. That my faithlessness would not rise to the surface. . . That everything we endure points to the goodness of our God.
That's all we long for . . . let it be . . .