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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Waiting

It seems that I prefer advice is coming from me rather than coming to me. This is a realization I feel is creeping up on me once again as Micah and I consider where to go from here. I know you will recall the previous post about moving and changes. Lovely wasn't it. When others have been faced with the inevitable "fork in the road", I have been granted salty words bidding them, "Stay vulnerable to God's will. Seek Him with all your heart and He will make your paths straight. His way is better and more fulfilling for you than anything you could ever imagine for yourself." I know I haven't always practiced what I've preached (not formally of course). Micah and I were testing God's will for us in NC- and I mean really testing, planning, hoping, etc. and praying about it . So far, we haven't moved an inch. In fact, Micah says in some ways it seems as if we are moving backward:) This has been somewhat shocking. Through it all though, I am finding that there is peace in vulnerability and patience in not planning. My advice to others has proved true. Today, our place seems to be right here.

It is true that God's way is perfect and ours is not only far more uneducated than His but lacks any allowance for trials and testing. I think I'd choose comfort over holiness more often than I'd care to admit. But in this time, much grace is being given to me- to us all- as we wait.

There is a dear friend of mine that shared a verse with me that is so appropriate for this time as well as for anytime~ It has become my beacon:

"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you." 2 Chronicles 20:12

I invite you all to wait with us. Seek the Lord with us. Pray whatever you like- NC, KY, LA, or where ever! But after that, pray He will keep us in His will and that our eyes will not turn from Him.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

your post was very good. i think we all learn more in the process of waiting than actually moving(not literally). It seems to me that some of greatest lessons are learned in the "waiting" phase of life. I've seen God's hand on your life and I am proud of how well you have handled your "fork in the road"(with God's help and grace). You know I am always there for you. Until next time........

Cara

chance n said...

amen! we will be praying for the Lord to lead you guys to Midland, TX. Makaya will need a godly husband in about twenty years and you guys have two prospects. btw, you can see pictures of her at Amber's blog: myrockandmyfortress.blogspot.com

i am glad you guys are doing well after your surgery. we weren't sure when it was going to be, but we will continue to pray for ya'll. i guess IFBC still needs a reformed pastor. :)

Kristi said...

Do you mean the golf/walk challenge that we mailed you? That was for the maternity home here in Glen Rose. We did the walk part. No golfing for us! :) How are you? We haven't talked in awhile! Miss you!