Monday, April 26, 2010

The Best News EVER!!!

Well I endured many months of prayer, patience, and fingers-crossed and Thursday it all came to an end.
I received an email asking me to be the newest Counselor at Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it at first. My heart was bursting so much that I could not thank God audibly! My heart was just pouring with thanks and gladness. It is so wonderful that He can hear that too!

I quickly ran into my living room and jumped up and down screaming to my parents that I got the job! They were definitely happy for me, though their excitement was not as grand as mine. haha Then I called my dearest friend Mariah and told her. She was super happy as well!! She has been a comfort throughout these past months and a great friend overall! : )
All at once I started crying and laughing. I was so overwhelmed with joy!
I proceeded to call, message, and email other people about it. It is so great to have those special friends that pray for you about stuff like this. Without them I don't know where I would be. Thanks guys!
So, there it is, the best news I have received in....well.....forever! I think this was better than knowing I would be a volunteer at Camp.

I know now, without a doubt, that this is truly where God is leading me. Whether I go to college or not, He is directing me down this path. I am completely ready to just walk alongside Him wherever He goes! Like I said, it was hard to express my thanks to Him, and even now I find it hard to form the words. Mostly I simply smile wholeheartedly and just say "thanks". It doesn't have to be a long and beautifully scripted prayer to mean something to our God, it just has to be completely from our hearts.

This summer will be tough, 4 weeks of Camp in the middle of the summer, but I know that if I truly give myself to being Christ then it will be the most fulfilling and joyous thing I've ever done. I cannot wait to get started!

"Dear God, may you guide my thoughts and actions as I embrace this journey you have laid before me. Jesus give my your eyes, so that I may only look at the heart."

God is writing chapter two of my life's story......this is just too exciting!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Patience

Throughout the past few months I have really been (surprisingly) patient about the prospective counselor position. Thursday was the deadline for all applications, so soon I will find out! Though it is just around the corner I am getting very nervous and impatient. I can't resist checking my email, even though I know that there won't be one on the weekend.
God has been so great to have blessed me with patience so far, but now I really need His strength to get me through the next week or so. I know that if I simply ask for His peace and truly desire it with my heart, knowing that no matter what His Will is perfect, then He will happily grant it to me. I am reminded by Psalm 37:4 to "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." If I am truly seeking God's Will with my heart, then God will bless me with this job.
I am in prayer, that He would give me the patience of Christ and that He would, if it is in His Plan, grant me with this position.