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Monday, August 23, 2010

Answered Prayer

Today Ted had a prayer answered. He got a new job! One that he is thrilled to have but would never have suspected that he would end up having . . .

The job Ted envisioned throughout last year as having by now was teaching English in some area high school and being the head of their drama department. But that is not the kind of job he has been led to . . . isn't that just like our God?

It all began last night while he attended a small church gathering, and his dear friends prayed over him for a new job . . .

One that only God would provide . . .

While his friends were praying last night, a special person was checking our family blogspot. Checking the post where I mentioned Ted needed prayers for a job.

This lady and her family traveled with our group when we went to China to bring home Philip. They brought home their daughter Hannah. So we already have a really strong bond to this family. She and her husband are both teachers, as are Kevin and I, and they were there for the "adoptive birth" of our Philip as we were there for their daughter's "adoptive birth." Now we have another "Red Thread" to them as well.

Christine called and spoke to me today and said that really she had a question for Ted. She taught preschool at a private school and was in need of an assistant. She said that she knew this was probably not the job that Ted was looking for, but she decided to call anyway after reading our blog. My first thought too was that no, probably this was not the job for Ted. I mean really, why would a recent college graduate with a double major in secondary English education and Theatre Directing want to work in a preschool?? Then I mentioned it to Ted a little later.

At first he said that before last night he would not have even considered it because it wasn't in his major area of study, but in light of the special prayer his friends had prayed over him just last night, he needed to really pray for God's guiding on this one because the timing seemed interesting.

He did pray, and what he found was that God was all over this.

Because of the timing of the prayer and Christine checking the blogspot and because it would be just like God to lead Ted to a totally unexpected place where he could place his trust in Him, Ted wondered about taking the job.

Then we noticed Madeleine's comment on our blogspot about how she was praying for a job that could glorify God. That comment was made yesterday . . .

Ted's friends had prayed that same prayer last night, the same night Christine read our blog.

Coincidence? I think not. There are no coincidences for people who put their trust in God. There is only God working out details so his perfect plans can be put into action.

So now, Ted is thrilled to be working with Christine in her preschool class. He certainly has plenty of experience with preschool children - ahem, I mean Philip and Elijah never leave Ted alone when he is home!! That alone would qualify him for the job! Hee, hee!!

Ted has prayed all along and never lost faith that God would lead him to just the right job. Who knows where this will lead. You can bet since it has the "fingerprints of God" all over it, it will be exciting to see.

What a wonderful learning opportunity this will be. How amazing is our God that he already knows the rest of the story.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Lori said...

Oh, that's so great!!! I love that! What a blessing!

Pam said...

What a wonderful God story!

Ted will be wonderful in that preschool room~ looks to me like he's a natural!

Madeleine said...

I have chills.

I have goosebumps.

I have renew faith in prayer for strangers!!




Madeleine said...

OH! And ps.

I heart the picture on this post very very much. :)

Me thinks he will be a great preschool teacher.

Jocelyn-Chris said...

Wonderful! I love when God makes it so very clear to us what His best is for us.

living4him5 said...


Congratualtions Ted!!!

Amy <><

Cathy said...

That's Amazing! It's so neat to see God's hand working through this. And he'll be Excellent with the kids, how wonderful for them to have a great Christian male role for their start into school! Congratulations Ted!