MainStreet Journey

Unemployed or Unpaid?

I woke up this week…well…bearing the label many would call UNEMPLOYED. Yet, I’m in denial.  I reject the label.  I met for a my weekly prayer walk with Peter today, and he was adamant to drive home the point:

“Jeremy, you’re not unemployed.  Unemployed people don’t have a job.  You know the job the Lord has given to you.  Now get to work!”

He’s right.  I have work to do.  I have the most exciting, most demanding task I’ve ever faced ahead of me this summer. In fact, today was one of my most productive and fulfilling days of work in weeks.

My full time job right now involves among many things connecting with friends and families in the Mound area and sharing the exciting Vision the Lord has given to Keri and I for our next season of ministry.  Stay tuned as I begin writing more openly about the exciting journey ahead in the weeks to come.

So, I’m not unemployed.  I know full well who my Employer is, and I know the task He has given to Keri and I.  I’m not unemployed, just unpaid at the moment.  But the Lord will provide.  In fact, I got an unexpected call with some summer work today that proves that God will take care of us this summer.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19).

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 1 (New International Version)

    1 Thessalonians 1
    1Paul, Silas[a] and Timothy,
    To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
    Grace and peace to you.[b]

    Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith
    2We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. 3We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    4For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

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