Monday, May 10, 2010

Here I raise mine Ebenezer

Warning: This post may be wordy...I usually try not to be too wordy in my posts, but this post is an exception.

"Come Thou Fount" has been one of my favorite hymns for as long as I can remember. But it wasn't until a few years ago that I found out the meaning of the word "Ebenezer." In the old testament Samuel set up an Ebenezer stone as a sign of God's faithfulness to the Israelites. After learning about the meaning of the word I realized that I needed to be better about both documenting and sharing experiences of God's faithfulness in my life.

God's faithfulness has been a common thread throughout my entire life, and something I have rested in for as long as I can remember. Over the last few months I have been anxious and discouraged about what my life might hold after graduation. At one point I began to picture a job and a career path that seemed like the perfect fit, but the Lord had other plans. I began to realize the moving back to Memphis after graduation and continuing my job search wasn't going to be the worst thing in the world, and I tried to trust the Lord despite the significant uncertainty in my life.

Three days ago I went for a job interview in Birmingham, and left with a job offer. This morning I called and accepted and will be starting the first of June. I was so caught off guard with how fast it all happened, and am now overwhelmed with the fact that in three weeks I'm going to be moving to Birmingham and starting not only a new job, but a new chapter of life. The Lord has made himself so evident to me throughout the process and I am so thankful. The morning of my interview I read this scripture, and felt the scripture expressed in my life just hours later.

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness. I say to myself 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him'." -Lamentations 3:22-24

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