It's said that the king of Saudi Arabia once invited a famous golfer over for a tournament. Before the man returned home the king said, 'I'd like to give you a gift. Anything you want; name it.' The golfer declined politely, saying he didn't need anything. But the king was adamant, so he conceded, 'Well, Your Highness, I collect golf clubs.' He imagined perhaps a gold putter or a diamond-studded driver. Imagine his shock weeks later when he got a letter containing the deed to an 800-hectare golf club!
Paul says, 'God... is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope...' Kings don't think like we do, and when you serve the King of Kings that's doubly true! God's plan for you is far beyond anything you could envision for yourself. The Psalmist said the Lord had dealt 'bountifully' with him (Psalm 13:6 NKJV). God values the smallest effort - it's small-mindedness He objects to! If you truly believe He is directing your steps and that goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life, then you can expect great things from God. Barbara Johnson says, 'Always anticipate the best!'
Remember, '...Faith is being sure of what... we do not see' (Hebrews 11:1 NIV). So even when you can't 'see' it, trust God to work on your behalf, to arrange for you to be in the right place at the right time, and for others to go out of their way to help you - and watch God work.
Maybe that is how things will work out with my job hunting? :)
Long day today, and i am so tired tonight. I didn't go for a run at all, and i am not very impressed with myself because of that. High tide was at 11 am, or something like that, so i decided to go to the beach for a swim. Our days of summer, are drawing to an end, and i want to make the most of every single one that we have left. I even noticed today, while down at Eastern Beach, lying in the sun, that it was taking way longer for me to feel like i was burning. A couple of weeks ago...an hour down there was long enough. Today, i spent a couple hours down there, swimming and just soaking up the sunshine.
Hopped in my car just after 1pm, and was going to head home, fix the sheepskin rug, grab Nixon, and go for a run....but i ended up gluing myself to the TV all afternoon, watching the earthquake news, with the girls. (they had a half day today)
A friend of mine, phoned me from Australia to ask if i had heard how many people had been killed. I told him that no, the TV had only said that there had been fatalities but had not confirmed that number. They were telling us that they did not know. This friend of mine replied that John Key was on his way to Christchurch, and that John Key would announce the number of fatalities in a press conference. Sure enough, the media were saying that they had no idea how many people had been killed - and then John Key came on the TV and announced a number.
Why? Did we have to wait for John Key to get down to Christchurch to be given that information? Why did it have to come from him? I find that weird.
Anyway, i decided that i had enough of all the bad news for the day, and went to quiz night...but i am just feeling too blah tonight, so i came home early and now i am going to hit the sack. No more TV. No more Facebook. No more internet tonight. I have had a big enough fill of tragedy for one day.I cant' read / watch/ listen to any more.