Friday, September 15, 2006

Ford, Finances & Friday Fears

I don't have anything all that insightful to say today. Today I just ask for a moment of your time to pray for the Mr. and for his employer, Ford Motor Company.
It's no secret that the automotive industry is struggling and cuts are being made everywhere. Today there will be a meeting at the Mr.'s plant to announce what kind of cuts, buy-outs, early retirements and adjustments are being considered or will be happening to keep the company floating.
Dean doesn't say a lot about being worried but he did ask me yesterday to remember to pray for him today. So I'm asking you to join me.
Not just for us, but for all of those in need of employment, job security and finances. God is the God of the great and the small. He cares about the burdens we bear. So I give him today and ask for peace and wisdom for all of those affected by the economy.
My provider is not Ford Motor Company; my provider is not struggling with the bottom-line. My provider is Jehovah Jireh. And it's gonna be ok.

Thanks guys.

Hebrews 2:6, 7
But there is a place where someone has testified:
"What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor

This was the post that was going to go online this morning, only blogger was a booger and wouldn't let me on! Anyway, the Mr. didn't really learn much more than you probably already know. The Ford UAW membership via hourly employees will be cut in half when all the dust settles through buy-outs, early retirements and lay-offs. No word at present about whether the Mr.'s plant will close, so please pray for that specifically. And the time may come when Dean has to decide about a buy-out or early retirement. He has 18 years in.
Just keep praying for everyone involved. I feel especially burdened for the people at the top who carry the burden of so many lives and families. I just can't seem to pray enough for those individuals and not just that they'd be able to save jobs, but for their own sense of peace in what has to be a stressful time.
Like the old Southern gospel song says, I've got a feeling everything's gonna be all right!
Love you guys!


KayMac said...

As soon as I read this, I turned to Psalm 91 to pray this prayer for Dean and the others. It's pretty long, so I won't type it out.

Sara said...

thanks kathymac! i went to the passage and printed it immediately. it fills me with not just peace, but joy and victory! how sweet you are, how sweet Jesus is. love you bunches! are you going to be at thor? all us cool kids are. especially margie who doesn't go to metro and isn't in our lifegroup; but she really is. anyway, thank you and i love you!

KayMac said...

i have tickets on hold at the resource center and am hoping to be there. maybe i will get to hang w/ all you cool ones! love you too!

Kell said...

I've been praying for you guys since I heard that there were going to be more cuts. Love you all!

tina fabulous said...

as if they would dare get rid of the godfather. production would come to a screeching halt. the cars themselves would mutiny!
it would be like norma rae but with more steering wheels.
Jerky McDownsize will have no alternative but to obey.

tina fabulous said...

ps... nice alliteration, by the by.

MSUgal86 said...

Our Michigan is wounded deeply. Prayin' that this doesn't affect da Mr.

dawnaj1958 said...

I too am praying for the workers at Ford. My husband worked for Werner Ladder in Greenville, PA. They went way down about four or five years ago. He's been with the Postal Service part time, waiting on full time ever since. It's not an easy life. But God provides and we have learned to trust completely. We have an entire community of 30-50 year old men who lost jobs over the past 10 years. Without Him, we would be worried. I'm gonna run and look up that Psalm right now. Thanks for the blog. Dave had a particularly low week. God puts all of us where He wants us...I feel loved. :-)

Tonya said...

I am praying, My mom works there also, and I will be praying extra hard for all of those families, as well as yours and mine. My mom, uncle and aunt and friend all work there....Praying.

Birmingham Girl said...

Praying. It has such a trickle down effect, you don't have to be employed by Ford to feel the ramifications.

Mrs. Mac said...

Oh, the woes of the auto industry. I'll pray on dh's behalf for employment. We left GM for similar reasons ... God did provide even better.