Whew, typing that title took enough out of me that I don't know how much of a blog I can write now. I shall do my best, with God's Help. Let's see -- I've been MIA from here for over a week now. EEK I say! Why you ask? Well... We moved into a NEW HOME, all the amazing glory to God! So, when you move it certainly takes a while for your cable and internet to get hooked back up. Yet, that is a blessing too, because then I was able to focus on unpacking and sorting and arranging my home. Yup, I choose to see the positive. About the blessing of the new home -- you see, less than a year ago we were not approved for a home loan on a home that I "thought" I "really" wanted. Sure, it had a "few things" that I would have liked done a bit differently, like dark wood instead of light wood in the kitchen, but hey, who am I to think I'm an interior designer? I was "devastated" with the news of the lack of approval. Yet, that was a blessing in a HUGE way. The house would have been way too much payment for us and left us without much money for the necessities of life, such as food and gas. Again, now I can truly see the positive in that situation. Funny about hindsight that way, huh? Unbeknownst to me, my hubby started chipping away at the things that had been instrumental in the loan disapproval. I just kept chugging along, remembering all the blessings that God had given me already and remembering that as a child of God, I am not to bemoan my state of life. So, nine months later, our lease was up on the home we were renting and it was time for a decision. We prayed about it, and gave notice to our landlord, without even really having another place to live lined up. Talk about stepping out of the boat into the water! Next thing I know, my hubby is telling me that there is a home that we are going to buy. I was all like (hehe), "Sure thing honey, and I've got a bazillion acres of ocean front property in Arizona." Oh me of little faith. Less than 45 days later, we moved into our new home, and when I say "new" I mean new, as in brand new, just built, no one else's germies around! I've never lived in a brand new home in all my life. Wow. And the best part -- the mortgage is only $100 more a month than we were paying for rent. Wow, wow and WOW! Perhaps the miracles that God performs every day in our current time aren't exactly like those of the Old Testament, like the parting of the Red Sea, but these miracles of today show His Glory just the same. And again, WOW. Father, You're Amazing. And to think, 20 years ago I was living out of my Volkswagen Beetle. All things in His Time. V
Ubber congratulations on the house purchase!!
I keep hoping one of these days I'll have the ability to do that too.
Oh, and no fair picking on the vw bugs!! (I'd still love to have a VW Thing)
V, how exciting to be moving into a new home, new arrangements, new neighbours - will it include a new church membership too?
Praise the Lord He supplies at the right price and timing, a home that you need, not want.
May your days in this new home be joyful days and your invitation to the Lord as:
"Christ Is The Head Of This Home,
the Unseen Guest at every Meal,
the Silent Listener to every conversation."
Where the presence of the Lord is, there is peace.
May your home be filled with His love and peace.
Hey! I used to have VW bug too, several in fact. I learned to drive a stick after I bought my first red bug. Hubby (before he was hubby) taught me how to drive and only smashed my toes once as I headed for the fence . . .
Isn't it amazing how we look back and can see how God was working, and yet, we were so impatient at the time and couldn't understand why things weren't going the way we wanted.
Great post, sweetie.
Love ya bunches!
So where is the broken toe?
God's plan for our lives always seems clearer after it has happened.
When we are in the mist of wanting this or that we sometimes can not see what God's plan is.
Congratulations on your "new" home. I am calling it a home not just a house.
A house is just a building, a home is where a family lives.