Job Creation in Texas

Job Creation in Texas

By Lonnie Hunt Of Texas Forest Country Magazine

I was not surprised the other day to read that Texas was the number one growth state in the United States for 2016, according to a migration trends report from U-Haul. The company ranks “growth states” by the net gain of one-way U-Haul rentals entering a state during a calendar year.

This, of course, is good news for Texas as a whole. But is it good news for all of Texas? Unfortunately, the answer is no. That’s because the significant growth in Texas continues to occur in a relatively few urban and suburban counties.

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All Creation Obeys Him

sunsets and rises“All creation obeys God… The sun sets and rises at His command!”

“God has the whole world in His hands.” Remember the old gospel song? How easy it is to forget that! And it isn’t limited to our geography or our culture, you know. He’s got the Middle East in His hands, not to mention North Korea and Iran, Cuba and India, Indonesia and Russia — all right there in the palms of His sovereign hands. And while we’re at it, He’s got our future, our children, our circumstances, our friends, and our foes in His hands…within His grasp…under His control. Even when imaginary fears slip in like the morning frost to blight our faith. He’s there — in charge.

But there are times when we find it really hard to believe that our circumstance is truly in His hands. Not only are the wind and the rain and the tiny little baby in His hands, but so are life’s minor interruptions as well as major calamities. In fact, would you believe they never leave His attention?

Not only does He have you and me, the wind and the rain, and the tiny little baby in His hands, He has yesterday’s failures. He has today’s challenges, He has tomorrow’s surprises right there in His hands. And not one of them causes God to gasp. Not one causes Him to react with surprise, “Ah! I never knew that.” Not one. He is unshockable, He is immutable. He’s got the whole world in His hands. What’s more, He has inscribed you and me on His palms. Things aren’t out of control. – Charles Swindoll