Our OCF group has decided to study Job and I couldn't be more excited!
So last night I jumped right in and began reading the book again. I just love the story of Job. I think its the amount of PURE faith that he has and its refreshing.
So I have made it a goal to try and find joy and to thank God in my trials. Well wouldn't you know that the trials start coming right away.
I was flying solo tonight for dinner and Awanas because Joe was mission planning for tomorrow's flight. I try my best to keep our schedule whether Joe is with us or not. So we headed in town for dinner and after I drop Josiah off at church and he has Awanas. While he was there Makayla and I went to have the oil changed and of course there is something wrong with our car. I feel like every time I go to have the oil changed that is something additional. Well you all know the feeling, right? So I immediately start to stress because that is always the first step, right? Then I ask the all important question, "Is that covered under our warranty?" Thankful they believe that it is so tomorrow Joe will be calling Ford.
But as I got in the car and of course called Joe to share this fantastic news, Job popped into my head. I was not feeling like finding any joy at this point, instead I pulled into Starbucks and ordered a coffee. While waiting for my coffee I just keep asking God to help me find the joy. In this moment I learned a valuable lesson. Sometimes you do not see the joy in what you feel the problem is but in something total unrelated. When the young lady handed me my coffee, she paused and told me that she wasn't positive that it was decaf. Instead of just letting me leave, she re-made my coffee and then handed me a certificate for another free coffee.
So, I might not have joy right now in my car needing fix but I sure do feel blessed to have a free cup of coffee :)
Our friend who was fighting for her life lost her battle yesterday.
Please keep all those affected my Erin's death in your prayers. She has a husband and two small boys who are hurting deeply now. Also there are a multitude of others who loved her dearly and are also hurting.
For a while we have felt like we are under attack, not just us personally but our friends, our base and Minot.
I am talking SERIOUS spiritual attack. This has been happening for a good solid year now but we know its been going on a lot longer than that.
There have been Air Force related things happen and I am not going to get into the exacts on that stuff. However now we are seeing serious health attacks.
Just around Christmas we had a spouse go to the ER for a migraine and end up being airlift to Minneapolis for blood clots on the brain. She is now recovering at home and still taking meds to dissolve the last clot.
Just today we got word of another spouse (Erin) to is FIGHTING for her life in the ICU. She has Krohns Disease and just had some surgery at the Mayo Clinic and on her air flight home she started having severe stomach pains. When they landed they did 2 more surgeries and now they believe that she has a blood infection. Currently she is not responding to any medications and the drs. have given her a 50/50 chance of survival in the next 24 hours.
Also this week our guys are preparing for a MAJOR inspection. Tension is HIGH and LOTS of people are hurting. Please pray for Erin and the rest of us here. We have a long couple of weeks ahead of us and we could use all the extra prayer.
Feel free to leave any prayer requests in the comments that you or your family might have. Have a blessed week!
I am a lover of Christ...a SAHM of 2 fabulous kiddos...and a devoted military wife. I have survived a couple of North Dakota winters. And now I am rejoicing to be back in the South! Thank you Lord for Southern Hospitality! I have created this blog for friends and family to enjoy our adventures from many miles away. The ride is rocky at times but we have faith!