This blog really is my everyday life. My life is a mixture of things, with God as the thread that holds me each day. I am going to periodically post letters to home (My spiritual family back in Tennessee) so they can see what’s going on. I will also be posting our everyday life and pictures of the boys (for their friends and Grandparents).
We are doing really well here in California. What is God doing? I ask that question anew each day. It’s easier than trying to see some huge, grand thing. God sees the big picture, I’m just trying to do my small part of the big picture each day. This week, God is finding us a house! We are not quite sure which one, but expect to be moving within this week. We have a fleece out for God right now. Can’t wait to see what He has for us!
A couple of days ago, I was very discouraged. Completely done with crazy ‘house search’. Anyway, my sister, Alaina text me to tell me she was trying to get into God’s word and one way she was going to do that was to find a verse for the day. Did I want her to send me that verse each day? Yes!
I have been doing fine, living each day, looking and waiting. Have been getting a little tired of living out of duffle bags, schooling out of one small bin (while running out of lined paper, envelopes, pencil sharpeners..), and having most of our stuff unaccessible. Well, this day I was over it! Once more I tripped over shoes and toys to get to my room (the shoe basket is on the floor outside my room on one side and the toy basket is on the other) and couldn’t find my brush.
Then, I get this verse from Alaina (or I could say-God)- “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Wow! It lifted me right out of my fog of doubt and unbelief. I still don’t understand everything but I never met anyone who could; and His peace guarded my heart and mind that day. Seriously, my thoughts were in a complete resting place the rest of the day! We have a good God! He gives us just what we need, when we need it. Not a minute too early and never too late.
Yesterday morning, right before 6am my phone beeped. Hmm.. a new text right before my alarm went off. It was Lain’s verse for the day. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good, not disaster, to give you a future and a hope”. Jeremiah 29:11 What a reassuring way to wake up! God is not planning on disaster for me today! He actually has a future and a hope for us!!! So, yesterday I walked on the clouds all day, knowing God had plans for me. I actually stumbled across a neat house find on Craigs list that looks like it might be it! We’ll see! We are looking and God has a plan. Benayah also text me and said “there is a nugget of gold in all of this”.
God has defiantly been before us every day. Last Saturday we got together with Shammah, Hannah and their Chris & Emily. We sang some songs, I didn’t cry till we sang “It is You”. Our songs hit home a little too hard when I miss you guys. Shammah read a text from Jeremiah that was very encouraging. He encouraged us to look for the other Jeremiahs out here and not give up easily. Tina shared a few tidbits by phone from the gathering last week and that was very encouraging.
Thank you for everything you guys do there by pressing on to find God each day. That in turn, helps us here. Keep praying and we will tell you about any gold nuggets we find!