So today was along day, on top of a longer weekend. Battle Assembly weekends can take it out of you as it is, but when you star adding days and the drive on top ( 85 miles a day) it can be exhausting. Sunday however was an emotional high. I friend and fellow soldier, who I have been speaking with for months about the Gospel, were having one of our long conversation. He, being a professed pagan, was add his perspective to the days topics. Our conversations are always a high point to our BA's and this one was no different. We talked about the Gospel and Christs sacrifice. I could see our conversation was hitting an emotional chord with him in in the coarse of our conversation I asked if he wanted to accept Christ as his savior. I was taken aback by a small yes that came out in his lengthy answer...and overjoyed.
I re-entered the Army for one purpose. To help soldiers. To bring to them the joy and peace I have found in relationship to Christ. I had begun to doubt that I was doing any good at all. I often felt I wasn't doing enough, and after three years was about ready to hang it up. I'm not getting any younger and the PT isn't getting any easier ( ok so maybe I did get a few extra seconds on the run but you get my meaning.) Then this wonderful amazing conversation, with a friend who I have prayed for alot, comes out and suddenly everything we have gone through for the last three years is worth it.
Monday morning came and I am a little excited. This is the week I find out if I get the job at my church in the IT dept. I know the interview was not what I would call good, but I could see God moving in several things leading up to it. Including all the people who spoke up for me ( whom I am very appreciative for) Stacy, Brooklynn and I head to my Army Unit to go over the merging of my company Family Readiness Group with another companies. FRG groups are amazing and if your ever looking for a way to help soldiers, consider volunteering at a local reserve units FRG group. Their purpose is to prepare and support families before, during and after deployment, and they often do it with long hours, no money and little thanks. Stacy was speaking with our area director and I was working with Brooklynn on observing and drawing things she sees in the world around her. PING!!! you've got mail!!...The from address tells me this is the message I have been waiting for...A quick read and BOOYA!!!...the world comes to a halt...We have chosen another applicant. Thanks...
Brookie, being the keen observer she is ( only a little sarcasm here) notices there is something wrong right away.
"What's that daddy?"
"Email baby girl...I didn't get the job at church."
"...That's ok daddy. I know God has a different job for you. God has a secret job for you."
And that's when i realize, work or no work, I have the greatest Job ever...Being the daddy of this precious little girl. After weighing all that's happened this weekend...The blessings are definitely in the greater category...so tonight...I will sleep with a thankful heart.