and I soon found out that it was not the will of the Lord for me to
confine myself as a servant in any family, but to go and work in
His vineyard as the Spirit directed me. This theLord had made
very plain to me once before.
I worked out by the day and had a great deal to do, till the
families I worked for went away out of the country, and the work
got slack, and I had but one day out of the week, and that was at
Sister Clark's, on Dominick street. So when my work was stopped,
my revenue was stopped. I was reduced down to thirteen cents;
and I did not know what to do. The enemy said to me, " You
will keep on talking about trusting the Lord, and you will have to
beg before you are done with it,"
" It is none of your business," I said, " if I do. I belong to
the Lord, and if He wants me to beg I'll do it."
And he left me a little while. But after a time he returned,
and said, " You had better go to service and come home at night."
And I thought, "I could do that. My little girl goes to
school, and when she was out she could come to where I was and
stay till night, and then go home with me."
While I was thinking about it, my friend, Sister Scott, sent
for me to go somewhere to work, but she had made a mistake in
the number where I was to go, and I did r.ot find it. I saw after¬
wards it was all the Lord's doings. I walked up and down for an
hour. I went to the place with the number she gave me, but no
such person lived there. On my way back I met a girl looking for
a chambermaid in the family where she lived. She wanted me to
go and see the lady at once; but I said, " No, if I do go now the
lady will want me to decide when I can come."
"Oh, yes," said she, "for she wants some one right away."
"Well, I must ask the Lord first."
I went home and got down on my knees, and I said: " Oh,
Lord, I am willing to go to service if Thou sa}7est so. But, Lord,
Thou knowest I so love the Sabbath day, and if I igo to service it
will be taken from me."
Then these "words were given me: " My grace is sufficient for
you. If you trust Me you shall never be confounded."
" Now, Lord," I said, " for the evidence that I am not to go to
service, send some one for me to go to work by the day."
And a little while afterward a little boy came and said that his
mother had sent him to see if I could come next day and wash;