I really like my job. I feel very blessed to have been given this opportunity and it was definitely “a God thing.” If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I was really worried about finding a job closer to Robbie. This opportunity pretty much fell into my lap and taught me a lot about worrying. It does nothing for you, because the Lord has a plan all of His own. We just have to wait for him to reveal it to us!
Anyway, one of the greatest things about working at a Christian University is the fact that faith is a strong part of the atmosphere and is encouraged! One of the ways we get to express that is by attending chapel every Thursday.
Our campus Pastor, along with students, put on a non-denominational worship service every Thursday from 11-noon. The entire campus basically shuts down to encourage students, faculty, and staff to attend.
It is so wonderful to be able to take a break from the busyness of work and focus on God.
The Lord was really stirring in my heart yesterday as the Pastor spoke a message about not living for ourselves, but living for Christ.
He told a story about a Texas high school football team (Grapevine Faith) who was playing against a team of students who were in prison (Gainsville State School). These kids had never had anyone on the sidelines cheering for them or supporting them on the field, or in life. The coach from Faith asked some of his fans to sit on the opposite side of the stadium and cheer against their team, cheering for the Gainsville kids who had never known what that felt like. After the game, the kids on that team said they had never felt love and support like that before and never knew anyone cared about them. The Grapevine Faith coach said he did this because he “wanted the Gainsville State kids to know that they are just as important as any other person on planet Earth.” How COOL is that?!
You can find the story here.
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40