Some years ago, I was given a "pink slip bonus" - translation: I was out of a job. To say that it traumatized me is an understatement.
Today, though, what I can truly say is that it was one of the best things that happened to me because, through it all, our Lord repeatedly proved to me that He was/is at the helm. I cannot find adequate words to describe how hugely GOD proved Himself to me through the pain of that trauma. Tears of gratitude well in my eyes now as I write this because I remember how low I was, and now how high, in Him, I have become. In sum, our Lord made the pink slip a bonus for me. Only GOD can do such transformations. Glory to His awesome name.
Today Wednesday December 22, 2010, our Lord led me to write the piece below for others who have endured job losses. I used "I" and "me" in the piece below because it makes it more personal for those who personally relate.
BONUS IN PINK:
GOD is our SOURCE, and PROVIDER. I am the recipient of a "pink slip bonus." Truly, it is a GOD-sent promotion. He needs me to move on to deeper levels and higher heights in Him. Blessed assurances are what our Lord provides so bountifully. He takes such great care of us, his sheep. How wondrous GOD is. He knew about my "pink slip bonus" before the words reached me. Indeed, He is our advance coverage. In so many ways, our Lord covers us under the shadow of His wings.
By faith, I am fully persuaded that GOD has specific and precise plans for me. My present place allows me a "season" to reflect, to re-evaluate, and to sit at the Master's feet to drink more of the living waters that He has so plentifully provided for me.
Yes, GOD knows that I have some pain and regret, but in Psalm 23:6 it says, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me..." My feet are on the ROCK, and healing is guaranteed by the Highest promise keeper. GOD'S Word assures in Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;..."
My Lord beckoned, "Come away, My beloved. Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;"
I'm out - - pink no more - rather:
RED DRENCHED - in the precious blood of my beloved SAVIOR, JESUS, who certainly will make me free, content, secure, and full of His Spirit - prepared to advance His glorious kingdom.
Daniel 7:27 - KJV
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Below are other scriptures relative to this piece.
From the King James Bible:
2 Samuel 23:3
Song of Solomon 2: 10, 11
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