"Trust me I have it all in my hands."
I have heard these words echoed over and over this week in relation to the sale of our home. The lady who is interested in our home has put forward an offer, which we have accepted, though she must sell her home first. I am not one to sign a contract subject to sale. However God has been saying the above words to me all week. And so we have let it go and layed it all once again at his feet. We are in the midst of signing a 2 month contract subject to the sale of the buyers house. In most people's eyes this would seem like foolishness. However God has been speaking to me through the following scripture:
"...O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themsleves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father it pleased you to do it this way!
My Father has entrusted everyting to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." (Matthew 11:25-27)
It pleases God when we trust in him and his son. What may seem like wisdom to the world is not always wise in God's eyes. His timing is perfect. There is a difference in being childish and childlike. To be childlike is to trust, without all of the questions and logical reasoning. It is not being naive but relying on the one who holds the bigger picture in his hands.
This is not easy to do. I have to lay down all of my ideas, budgets, objections and list of pros and cons. I have to be willing to resign to the fact that I am not in control. I have to honest with you, I like to have control.
And so I ask you to pray for us. For Don and I to have the patience to wait and be joyful in our waiting. For God to sell our home according to his plan, so that we may move to Melbourne and study for Mission Aviation Fellowship. And above all for us to have peace, his perfect peace, so that we may rest in the knowledge that we are walking hand in hand with God.