Friday, June 19, 2009

Flashlight in the Darkness

Census phase is completed and my old crew is out of work and little hope of a job in sight. We met together to celebrate our success last month. May I brag a bit: We completed our assignments before anyone else in SC and our work was deemed excellent in accuracy!!! They were amazing workers...they made me look good.

But it didn't take long after the hugs and hello's to feel the pain of the need of jobs. I work for the extras in my life as a retiree. The rest of this crew needs to work for necessities. One woman suggested we form a support working group to meet together regularly to fine tune resumes and practice interview techniques, etc.

Now, we have a schedule to meet every other week to network with one another to learn each other's skills and desires for full time employment. As we birthed this little work group I suddenly realized I can head this group with great ease and delight. I've been schooled for decades in small group leadership for ministry and business.

For a few years I've felt God calling me to KNOW that each moment I'm living is the most important moment of my life. I can tend to dream of the future longingly or nostalgically look back in the past. But if I live in Christ fully in each moment in the NOW I take care of the past as it comes moment by moment and the future is most unpredictable.

So...last night was the fruit of me living in the NOW. I have 20 people who enjoy following my lead. They have a common goal of needing full time or part-time work. By far, they are the best team of committed smart positive workers I've ever seen. I have contacts and people of influence th
at I can bring to this group. In a dark time I sense God is shining His light onto us all. I may only be pocket-size flashlight in these folks' darkness, but when the lights are dim or out, any light is a help.

You smart blog readers may have helps for these unemployed sharp motivated workers. Please send in your advice, website addresses, book titles, etc.

"Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven..."

Shine where you are. Jesus shining through you and me is Heaven come to earth.


Pinkshoelady said...

Hey Girl,
What a great idea!
I know God will bless your efforts!
I'm praying for you!
Can't wait to see you!

Chatty Kelly said...

You are an amazing woman! Again & again I hear you saying "Here I am Lord, please send me!" How pleased he must be!

Thank you for being inspirational to many.

Love - Kelly

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That is beautiful!! I just love how God has worked that out. May He give you wisdom and discernment as you go!!
Much love,

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Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.