4.16.2009

For Sale



Bad economic times, lose of jobs, lose of money, lose of pride, lose of security.

The "for Sale" sign sits in the yard and I wonder God has in store for us. I mean who can sell a house in the economic downfall we are in.

I am reflecting on where this all began. April 2008 is my first recollection of the journey God started us on. Our ears were closed and our eyes were not open to His greater plan. A challenge from God to be faithful and trust in the unknown.

Did we fail? We might have in some areas, but I think over all God has broken down walls within each of our hearts and drawn us closer as a family. He literally has striped us from everything that "makes" us who we "perceive" to be.

What is left? Like Adam and Eve we feel naked in a sea of people yearning for something greater. We struggle like everyone to read our bibles, to hear and discern God's word. We struggle in our marriage, in our parenting and in our relationships. We have processed all that has happened as though they are symptoms to a greater problem.

One thing I think God is telling me is that "no matter where you are or what conditions and trials you may endure I am standing right next to you". So I have let go of the control (which was never mine to begin with). Without a plan, without knowledge of what is coming tomorrow I feel as though I am content. I may not like it and I may growl out my irritation that this is happening, but in my heart I know God is grooming us both for something so much greater then we could imagine.

Isaiah 51:6 "Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail"

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