March 4, 2009

Just a Personal Update

The next passage of Romans is a hard study for me today. I'm going to hold off on writing about it today and re-read it again tomorrow. I'm hoping more insight and understanding will come from more time to read it and meditate on it.

I also realized I haven't been doing my book review updates. I have 2 more chapters of the book "Crazy Love" to review and I will work on those tomorrow too.

With the economy the way it is and the financial world going through trying times, my company has made cutbacks in the hours and salaries of all employees. The bank is doing this as a measure to drive off the need for layoffs. My bank is rated as the more solid and secure bank in the USA and I feel like it is still a good company to work for. This has caused me to have Thursdays off. It's good and bad. It allows me to watch Caleb and spend more time with him. But it causes Lisa to have to work. I do have an interview for a promotion on the 11th and I'm praying that God allows is for me to step into this new role. It's a huge step, but one that gets me back to where I believe I'd be if I had never left the bank.

I guess this is a prayer request. This opportunity would allow me to get back into what I enjoy doing for the bank. I'd be the District Operations Manager, managing the Northern Sacramento Branches (Colfax down), where my duties would be to manage the branches to the banks policies and procedures and federal regulations. I'll admit, I would be a little freak out at first, as this would be a giant step after 5 years away. But I know that I can do it. I have 8 years of experience with the same bank. I have my law enforcement background, which may be used in preparing for court, organizing reports, and conducting interviews and investigations. I know that the two Operations Specialists I'd be working with have a great amount of knowledge and experience. I think we would have around 15-20 branches in our district. That's a lot, but when I was an Operations Specialist in 2003 I had 14 branches all to my self. I am praising God just for the opportunity, and I know that he put me in the bank for a reason.

Praise God today with all you do and say. Be in constant prayer, relying on Him for the strength needed to avoid sin and bring glory to Him.