I was used to words like, Acceleration or Shift, but last year I received the word HOME. You can read about it HERE. Each year I take some time to contemplate all that God has done in the year past. I rejoice in the great things and lament in the sorrows but always I give thanks that My God loves me and goes before me! I have a great trust in His faithfulness and never ending hope in His goodness.
Over the last handful of years I have a “word” that has been the capstone to the year ahead. Its a word that lead me into the next 12 months and gives me a focus to prepare me for the work the Lord will have me do. This year, the word was HOME. As you can read in my blog, I was not at all impressed with the word. As a matter of fact I rejected the word multiple times and continued to pray and seek God for a new word. I even contemplated not having a word for the year! But alas, I embraced the word “home” and went on my merry way.
This year of HOME has been interesting. There have been some changes with my business and there has been great growth in my children. My marriage is a balanced partnership and full of love. My heart (home) is full and my eyes are set on things above but I haven’t really seen much HOME being reflected in this year. Until……
I sat in my den, reading my bible and watching the glow of the sun slowly rise over the homes in my culdesac and shine on the cars parked outside my window. I moved to look out the back window and saw 5 housetops with frosty roofs, dead corn in the pot on our patio (our attempt to be farmers on our .13 acre lot) and listened as the dog next door barked incessantly. As my son received a third notice of violation for parking his car on the street in front of our house (homeowners associations and CCR’s have their drawbacks), I began to dream about OPEN SPACES, and gardens, and silence.
The next thing I knew my husband was dreaming of the same things and then we found a treasure in a field and knew we had to see if God would open the doors to allow us to acquire it. We placed our house on the market, sold it in 11 days, placed on offer on the new property…2 rejections and 1 lovely acceptance later, we are moving!
I had no idea that the word HOME meant a REAL HOME!
As we see God’s had all over this new move in our life, I am convinced that I have a God that goes before me. It says in Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” and Psalm 139:5 “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me”.
When you trust in the God who is Sovereign over all things, you find an adventure where you go where He leads, you live where He is and you rest in His presence.
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
This is the view from our new home on GIFT RD…Wide open spaces. #blessed #amazed #thankful #eventhestreetnameshowsGodsgoodness