A thousand thanks

Just when I thought it couldn’t possibly get any better…

Today I went to the Diocese to talk about my job for next year. I’m already managing their web site one day a week, so today we agreed to extend the contract to 12 months and to 2 days a week, and I’ll be doing some data entry on a short term basis just until January, and I’m gonna end up being paid at a rate equivalent to about 20K!! And after the data entry bit stops they’re hoping to substitute it with something more worthwhile! So all looking very good!! I’ll be living next year with an income about double what I’ve been earning this year, which is very cool

I also paid for my new car today! I’ll have to wait until the cheque clears before I can pick the car up, but to all intents and purposes I’ve got a car!!! Yey! It’s not a Mini, which is a shame, but it’ll see me through easily until I’ve got enough saved for a nice Mini! It’s a red Fiesta, very good condition, sunroof, CD player, 1.3 litre engine. Very nice. So I’ll be able to transport belongings to our new house next month, which I’m sure Anne-Marie and Esther will be thankful for!

I’m just so blown away at the moment about how much God seems to have placed in front of me in the last week. It’s like all those big prayers I’ve been praying have suddenly been answered all at once in ways that go far beyond what I was expecting! I’ve got a house, I’ve got a girlfriend, I’ve got a job, I’ve got a car. I really don’t deserve all of that! I certainly haven’t been working too hard to get them, God’s just placed them there for me to find! It’s amazing!! It’s made me realise just how much God’s love goes beyond my wildest dreams. I found this passage from the beginning of Psalm 9 really fitted in well –

I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

2 thoughts on “A thousand thanks

  1. We’re all rejoicing with you, Matthew. Watch out for the Prince of Darkness, though. Just about now he’ll be lining up the sights on his banana-skin cannon!

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