Wednesday, March 4, 2009
So, we finally got our Internet fixed and now I can start updating my blog again. Hopefully, I will add some more pics soon.
But, for now I want to share what has been going on with me and my family. You all know how we had to put our house up for sale and how that was a heartbreaking decision for us. Well, let me just say I have never been more at peace and have more joy than I do right now! After I grieved over the loss of my new house for a couple of days, I begin to see things very clearly. A "peace that passes all understanding" began to enter into my life. And let me tell you, it had been a long time since I had been at peace. I now realize that I had allowed this house to consume me. It was all I ever thought or worried about. I don't think I even realized how much it was affecting! EVERYTHING was suffering because of the stress in our life. Our marriage, our children, our home, and our health had all become unimportant. And I believe for a long time that God had been trying to tell us that we needed to change our course of action! Since we are all stubborn as humans, He had to make it very clear by changing our finances so that it was no longer possible for us to move into this house. But when it could have been very easy for me to become angry with God, instead I felt pure joy! The kind that swells up in your soul to the point of tears!!! Since the For Sale sign has gone in the yard, we have not looked back. Things have just become more exciting! God keeps taking care of us in awesome ways and I am completely excited. Because I now see that whatever He is doing is far greater than whatever I was trying to do. And my next home is going to be awesome. No, I have no idea where it is going to be or look like, but God already has it picked out! Now, that is a dream house, one that is hand picked by my Father! Even in this declining housing market, I have not once worried about that house selling. Why would I? God has led us here, He will surely finish what He has started!
A couple of weeks ago our preacher said something in his sermon that has stuck in my mind, God's Got It! That is my new favorite thing to say. When I want to be upset about my house or how I can not see what is coming, I just say that in my head and I immediately feel His presence! It is awesome!