Earlier in the week, I posted a “God Thing” moment in my life. Here’s another:
In college, I did an internship for the Center for Reclaiming America; a non-profit grassroots organization. This is their mission, according their website: To inform, equip, motivate, and support Christians; enabling them to defend and implement the Biblical principles on which our country was founded.
The organization was founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy in 1996. Since then they’ve done a lot of great things in politics. According to their site: As a means to accomplish this mission, the Center focuses on the key fronts of the modern-day culture war: Religious Liberties, the Sanctity of Life, the Homosexual Agenda, Pornography, Creationism, and Judicial Tyranny, in addition to exposing organizations which oppose Biblical standards of decency.
Although, I didn’t agree with everything they did, I still really enjoyed working there. I learned a lot about politics and how the government works. Aside from that, they actually paid me, which is usually unheard of for intern positions. I got my own office, computer and phone! They gave me a lot of freedom. I made several of their publications and mainly did a lot of research for the writers. It was a fun summer. I even came back worked for them over my 6-week winter break.
After Joel and I got married, we moved to Lexington, KY for a brief stint. God soon revealed that He had other plans for us. He answered my prayers and moved us from hickville back to my HOME in south Florida. When we got back down here, I was actively looking for a job. Our church hired me about 3 months after we moved on a temporary basis.
The Center knew I was looking for a job and they offered me one about a year ago, after I had already gotten the temp position at the church. I went to interview and it went well. They offered me more money than I get here at the church. However, it wasn’t what I wanted to do and I knew God was telling me to stay at the church.
Now, a year later, the Center has closed its doors. Everyone (as far as I know) was laid off. I don’t even know what I would’ve done if I was laid off right now…especially after Joel and I just bought our new home. We would be in deep trouble.
If that isn’t a God thing, I don’t know what is.
Pray for the Center for Reclaiming America employees and for Coral Ridge Ministries. There’s a lot of stuff going on there that is stemming from Dr. Kennedy’s sickness. They need our prayers!