I am so excited! I just got a phone call from the Nemaha County Attorney’s office and was told they want to arrange an interview. Maybe I am reading too much into this, but that call came at just the right time. I have been so wrapped up in this offer that the Air Force made for me to move to Washington, DC. I have worried that it might have been God opening the door for us. But then I think back over all the great ways we have felt God move in getting our land and home.
I remember sitting in the judge’s chambers in the Johnson County Courthouse in February. I met with the Honorable Steven B. Timm and talked with him about my plan to move to Sterling. He told me that the Deputy County Attorney for Nemaha County had just turned in her resignation. Nemaha County is the next county east of Johnson County, not a bad commute. I felt, on that day, so much like that was an opportunity that I never would have learned about otherwise. I had never met the judge before that day, but because he is former Air Force, I was ushered in to talk with him. Next thing I knew, he was talking to me about a job opportunity just up the road from where we will be living. I couldn’t help but think that this was God working in a powerful way.
Fast forward now 2-1/2 months later, and I am feeling discouraged about the job hunt. I have applied for many jobs, but haven’t been getting any good feedback. I was starting to feel that I must be crazy to want to leave my well-paying job when I don’t have any jobs lined up. And at just the moment when I was feeling like my heart my burst, I got the call about an interview. I am reminded that I have a lot to learn about trusting in the provision of God.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Any why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the gress of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fie, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.