Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thin Places: Times where the division between this world and the eternal fades; they are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world

To share a Thin Place in my life, I go back to my last employer. The owner was very rigid and her step-children ran the company.

Then tragedy struck. The owner passed away. Without her to maintain the stiff rules, the salespeople turned into college Freshmen away from parents for the first time.

My job became a drudge. The inmates were running the asylum.
I applied at Walmart but they could not pay as much as my current salary.

On my desk, my favorite scripture, comforted me. Jeremiah 29:11; "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. "

One morning on the way to work, I begged Jesus to find me a job, close to home, same pay, and more flexible. I felt his presence in the seat beside me speaking peace to my soul.

At ten o’clock my prayer was answered with a phone call. My resume had been shared. Everything I asked for was met. Later, I told my new employer I appreciated him hiring me but it was God who gave me the job. He said, "I knew someone else was controlling my hand."

Next November will be my ten year anniversary. The longest I have ever been with one company. God answered my prayer in such a powerful way and gave me a testimony that I have shared with many people. The line disappeared for me that day when Jesus miraculously answered my prayer.



    Thin Places by Mary DeMuth
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  3. I enjoyed this post. I had a very similar experience just recently, and I'm still feeling awed by God!

  4. I'm so glad He answered your prayer in such a sweet way. Thanks for sharing your story.