Well, I'm finally in TN... and TERRIFIED! I'm excited and overwhelmed, and praying that I get that job at the lawfirm this week. I want a really good job like I had before (even though I really hated my last job, it was a well paying job)... and Walmart just isn't going to cut it. Walmarts NOT a bad place to work, don't get me wrong, because my husband works there. I just don't want to work there, I want to work somewhere that pays A LOT better and that has good benefits sooner than later! Well I've been thinking about this a lot, and Justin's worried to death about the bills we have to pay in the next few weeks and I came across these lyrics in an old songbook of mine... I don't know who the artist is, but whoever they are... thank you for this wisdom.

I Have Decided
[author unknown]
There's a wealth of things that I professed, I said that I believed,
But deep inside I never changed -- I guess I've been deceived
'Cause a voice inside kept telling me that I changed by and by,
But the Spirit made it clear to me: that kind of life's a lie.
I have decided: I'm gonna live like a believer,
Turn my back on the Deceiver. I'm gonna live what I believe.
I have decided: being good is just a fable,
I just can't 'cause I'm not able. I'm gonna leave it to the Lord.
So forget the game of being good in your self-righteous pain
'Cause the only good inside your heart is the good that Jesus brings.
When the world begins to see you change, don't expect them to applaud;
Just keep your eyes on Him, and tell yourself, "I've become the work of God!"
And I'm determined to write some music for this song, because I think the lyrics are incredible!
Here's a verse or two about this.... and worrying...
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
-Matthew 6:19-34 (New Living Translation)
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
I Peter 5:6-7 (New Living Translation)

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