06 March 2005

RESUME

Haha-my title today has two meanings.
1. I am resuming my blog (Thomas, thanks for pestering me)
2. It really does have to do about a job resume'.

Last night, Thomas' sermon was on the parable of the talents. Personally, I hate hearing this message because, at least in regard to money, I am not much of a risk-taker. I will put what I can in savings, but I have never tried hard to invest and turn a profit. I know that it's not really about the money, it's a metaphor for our spiritual gifts and so forth, but sometimes I just can't get past that part.
Lately, I have really taken to the idea of, "What if Jesus was my boss?" How would I work differently, etc. Tonight at Girls Bible Study, I tried to present this to the girls. If you could work for Jesus, what would your job be? The answers ranged from Sunday School Teacher to Recruiter to Public Relations. By the way, these girls amaze me more and more each week-I am blessed to have them around. Next, as I am currently updating my resume, I asked them to create a resume, as though they were applying for such a position to Jesus himself. I, too, created my own resume along with them. I want to share it with you.
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Liz Jones
Objective:
  • Go to the ends of the earth and speak God's name.
"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Skills/Capabilities:
  • I really, really, really enjoy traveling!
  • I have a knack for languages.
  • I love God and am willing to follow where He leads.

Experience:

Travels

  • Dominican Republic (1999)
  • Project Y.E.S. (Youth Equipped to Serve) - Tijuana, Mexico (2002)
  • Western Europe (2003)
  • Work & Witness - Guadalajara, Mexico (2004)
  • upcoming---Cambodia (June/July 2005)
  • various cities and states in the U.S.

Service

  • Girl Scout Day Camp counselor/leader (1997-2001)
  • Nor-Cal Nazarene Kids Kamp Counselor (2002/2003)
  • Youth group leader
  • Bible Study Leader

Education:

  • Sunday School (all my life)
  • numerous Bible Studies
  • National Youth Workers Convention (2002/2003)

References:

  • I'm actually not going to list them all here, but I'd like to hope that anybody who knows me could vouch for me. Particularly those who have traveled on mission trips with me. And those I have met while serving.

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Now, I still have many skills to attain, but I know God will provide, walk beside me and carry me and push me and sometimes even drag me to where He wants me to be and what He wants me to do and say. I look forward to it.

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Lord God above, You gave me everything on this resume I offer you. Now, may I have the strength for when you offer me a job, to say "YES!" without blinking an eye. May I have the courage to follow you whole-heartedly and without ceasing. I love you more than anything.

AMEN!!! (That's Hot...)

4 comments:

Sam said...

I am curious, with regards to gifts that God has given us all, is there something that you are good at that you would not consider a spiritual gift? An example for me is cooking. I was thinking about that this weekend durign Thomas' message and was thinking that are gifts are not limited to things like speaking in tonuges or healing. There is much we can do through knowing Christ, whether it is cleaning bathrooms, picking up trash, cooking, computers, music, God is the limit, which means there really is no limit to what God can and will use.

Liz J said...

Sam, I believe that there are infinite ways to serve God-to work for Him. I pray that I worked for Him at the job I recently left, and I pray that whatever is in the future to me, will be to His glory. I have literally felt a call on my life from the almighty, to "Go to the ends of the earth and speak His name." I don't know yet if He intends me to travel far away forever, once in a while, never again. He could intend for me to never leave Sonoma County-I don't know. He may want me to be a missionary, a teacher, a wife and mother, a professional baseball player (ok, too far), I don't know yet. I do know He wants me to be His child, His friend, His servant.
Actually, you've really helped me figure something out-I've always assumed that specific calling on me, meant that I was to travel all over the globe (which I wouldn't mind). Now, I see that (being spherical) the earth really does not have any "ends." Maybe the "ends of the earth" aren't as far away as I thought, and maybe they are. I have faith that God will guide me to where I should be.

Thomas Costello said...

Welcome back liz. I didn't know that about you. Just getting to know you and your personality, I think that you would be perfect at something like this. You have that caring nature, that missionaries do well to have. I would vouch for you.

Fo Sho said...

Sliz- that's a really cool idea! Btw, you have my vote for this position ;)