Friday, December 24, 2021
Little Did I Know
Little Did I Know...
About 10 or 11 months ago I had told a few people that something big was going to happen and I was pretty sure it would be in October...Little Did I Know.
God certainly has kept His Word in His not leaving me as He found me after I received His free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus.
He had obviously let on that in the fall of 2021 something indeed big was going to be happening...Little Did I Know what that meant.
To go back further in my life explains maybe a little bit more. Almost a year prior I began mostly filling in as a Cell Coordinator at Honeywell. My first time applying for it had been turned down, basically internal politics. Months later I was still filling in as an interim Coordinator. Fall of last year it was clear that the position would open up again. I had been doing some basically great things because God granted me much favor with the powers that be. Going into early this year I once again applied. This time it was accepted. However, this officially being in the role was met with sizable interference and sizable stress. I began using Bruce Hendrick's book at work and at least within my department some amazing things happened with my people. We began accomplishing things like never before. But too the administration added more stress to things.
But then came the word from God that something big was going to happen in October.
God's timing is always perfect as many in the faith would attest to. Little did I really understand about God's idea of big things.
I am sitting in a fabulous house that is beyond a blessing with my Wife in front of a warm fireplace for Christmas.
I am not the same guy from 10 months ago. The job, the move, has been because of a leap of faith on our part to go where God's Will would be played out in our lives. We knew we always wanted to be a part of Grace Church in Wooster. We are now in Wooster and will be attending.
But, again, I am not the same guy from 10 months ago. In the near 60 days of back and forth work and driving to and sleeping in a camper God's been doing a number on me from the inside. He's changing me in my way of thinking and what I am inside.
I really am learning how to deal with this new me. I really have been questioning my likes and dislikes. Been questioning what it is my life is to be, because I am not here in my new hometown to still be the me that was in Columbus. I am learning to do and think differently and perhaps that's also part of what God's doing since it has only come about because of this leap of faith.
My hobbies are on hold. I don't know when they will resume. I think that my MacCave will be a den for the foreseeable future. A place to study God's Word more.
Little Did I Know...but then again...God's ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than ours. When we look to Him to guide our footsteps we never know where He will take us.
Trust and Obey for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus than to Trust and Obey.
This Christmas is oh so different than any before it for me. I look forward to what God has in store. God's still telling me even greater things are coming. I both can't imagine what that might be and I really sit and am in wonder. I easily relate to King David's words to the Lord in the Temple. Who am I and what is my house that you have brought me this far?
This Christmas I am blessed beyond my ability to comprehend. No presents to exchange but none are needed because the cup of blessing given this year to me overflows.
These are my thoughts this Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.