“Therefore I am now going to allure her;
I will lead her into the desert
and speak tenderly to her.
There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
There she will sing as in the days of her youth,
as in the day she came up out of Egypt.”
Hosea 2:14-15 (NIV)
Since late last week I was impressed in my mind with His word from Hosea, that God intended this period of ‘waiting’ with my impending job search for me to draw closer to Him in terms of dependency and reliance on Him.
Achor when translated means trouble, is what God brought the Israelites thru in order to gently remind the Israelites of His covenant and love for them where they were brought to the truth that God was their my sole security to be confidence and not their own strength based on their own or allies armies, not on acquired wealth or knowledge and not even social status as the Chosen people of God.
Likewise, this period of job search for me is my Valley of Achor where I am drawn to spend time lying on His lap and allow Him to take full care of me; growing in my trust in Him despite being in this ‘valley’.
Thank God that so far during this period I have had two interviews. Both for similar positions in Marketing Communications and both yet to reply with their verdicts =p
Honestly, I had being anxious as the thought of getting off the payroll crept on me with the practicalities of living in Singapore.
However the passed few days in deeper intimacy in fasting and praying with Him has helped me to see things in His perspectives and enabled me to feel secure in being in His strong loving Arms.