What I am writing in this post is three miracles to me. What has happened the past week has not happened by coincidence, but by God's amazing grace and blessing!
Living in another country and studying is obviously not free. Everything has to be paid in time and sometimes that has been a struggle to me. I saved up a lot of money by working this summer, and that kept me going through all of last term. I was working on the side while being on college, 6 hours a week as a cleaner at a daycare., Financially I was getting on well really well last term. But as we were coming to a this term I found myself wanting to do something completely different from what I was doing. After all, it was my third cleaning job and I found myself not enjoying it at all. I wanted something else, something that would challenge me, something to grow in and that actually could provide for me through the rest of college. I had my last cleaning shift at the end of January and I still didn’t have another job, even though I quit my cleaning job. I had spread my CV’s in the town’s mall and I was praying for God to provide a job for me. Not only a job that would pay the bills, but a job I enjoyed, a job that gave me energy instead of draining me. I knew He would provide for me, it was just a matter of timing. Earlier during the term I heard about a fund that supported Christian people who went to bible college and did stuff for Christ, and my friend had gotten 2 000 pounds from them, so I filed in for an application. It couldn’t hurt right?
Very soon the fund contacted my referees, but after that I didn’t hear anything from anywhere in three weeks. I kept strong in God’s promise that he was going to provide for me. If He wanted me to stay in college and if He wanted me to stay in England, He better make sure I can make it financially. I am just following Him where He wants me, and if I have done what I can by putting in an application and handing out CV’s, it’s all up to him to decide whether or not it’s right for me to get a job or not.
Last Friday, I got a call in the middle of class. I declined it since I was in a lecture, it rang again and I turned it down. As soon as we finished I called them back and it was the manager of the company ”The Works”, a bookstore at Broadway. They asked me if I was able to come in for an interview that Monday (yesterday) and since we have Mondays off, I was there. Same afternoon one of my leaders texted me and asked if I could babysit her 9year old daughter. I didn’t expect anything for it, but as I had been watching a film and danced to the game ”just dance” a couple of times, they handed me good money for it, and it was just a big blessing for me. God was telling me twice that day that he would provide for me. The day after, I got a mail from the fund, and they wrote me that they were going to give me the 2,000 pounds I had requested! I was literally jumping with joy! What an amazing blessing! This would not only pay for college for the rest of the year, but also all of my rent! Not having to worry about any of that made me so relieved. God truly showed me that he had my back!
So this Monday I went to the interview. I had prayed about a thousand times that whatever the outcome of that interview was, it would be for the right thing. And, I got the job! After an interview of maybe 45 minutes of a sheet filled in and some questions asked, I am now coming to training on Thursday already, which I am thrilled about!
To conclude all this, I really just want to encourage you to keep trusting God. It’s easy to say that we are all trusting Him, but to really do it is another thing. To give in wholeheartedly without knowing all the answers and keep believing in His promises even though we have no idea how, that’s when He will shower us with blessings. So if you’re in a sticky situation at the moment, keep going, keep giving to church, keep on doing the awesome job you do - God’s got your back! And if you ever need someone to cheer you on or just talk to - I’m always just a phone call away.
All praise to the Lord, He is our provider!