Thursday, June 23, 2011
I started to question if I had heard God right, if he really wanted us to go to MAF at all. I asked him to send a buyer for our home that day, and to not put me to shame when I had faith in His promises. I cried and asked his forgiveness for doubting him but I needed a to know that I wasn't crazy!
An hour before Don left to go to work, we received a phone call from the real estate with another offer from different buyers on our home. We negotiated over last night and we agreed on a price today. The contract will be signed over the next few days. WOW.
I really don't know what to say. God saved me from shame, he was faithful to his promises as he always is. Why don't I learn, after all we have been through with Him? I feel just like Israel in the Old testament as they meandered from obedience to unfaithfulness. I cried more then, and asked God's forgiveness for my human frailty, lack of wisom and lack of faith. And as I told him how much I loved him he said 'Just as this promise has been fulfilled so will Sam's heart be whole. So will he testify of my goodness to all men. So will he be a display of my mercy and power upon the earth. Just keep your eyes upon me and do not be anxious for anything' Amen Lord, amen.
So what does this mean for us. It means a great many things. It means the time of rest here in Pittsworth is coming to close. It means that the time of waiting is over and the time of preparation for missionary service has begun. So now we prepare, pack and move to Melbourne, for Don to begin study. I don't know what this will all look like yet, but it will likely happen over the next month.
I beg you for prayer. We have experienced fierce opposition in recent weeks from the enemy. I would ask that you cover us with God's protection and the blood of Jesus. I would ask that you pray for the house contract to be finalised without any hitches and hiccups. I would ask that you pray for peace of mind for us all as we navigate this new path, especially for the boys. And finally I ask that you praise God with me for the mighty blessings he has bestowed upon us.
Let the fun and games begin...