Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 348......We Accept

We accepted the counteroffer on the property we are attempting to purchase.  I am still in AWE!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 347.......A Breakthrough

The offer for a new house has been accepted!  Only God!  He is a God of seed, if we recieve His vision into our spirit and plant it (act on it) He will honor our faith and that seed will start to grow in proportion with our belief.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 (Amplified Bible)
He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 346.......Distraction

The best lesson I have learned is from disciplining my 2 year old.  In disciplining her I tried the following:  reasoning, protesting, spanking, time out, crying, throwing my own fit, ignoring her; the ONLY thing that is successful with my 2 year is DISTRACTION, getting her mind off the thing that is causing the problem and getting her to think about something else.
I believe that is what God is teaching me to do. I was worried about losing weight, so He occupied my mind with MOVING my family (great distraction).  I was worried about finances, God occupied my mind with WORKING.  Now I get it; whenever my thinking (worry) is polluting my mind, I find a distraction!

2 Corinthians 10:5 (The Message)
3-6   The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
(my own emphasis added)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 345........20 more days!

This year has been the CRAZIEST year.  It has been a time of letting go and letting GOD.  Developing a personal relationship with Christ needs a disclosure, fine print that for me would read as follows:

do not attempt  unless you are prepared for BATTLE, full amour required at all times, if at any time you do not apply the FULL amour you will get knocked down; However, Jesus is enough, His Grace is sufficient, be cofident and wait for the still small voice that appears as a moth.  Do not get shaken, take every thought and make it reflect God's best.  Do Not Do anything under stress when emotions run high, WAIT on the Lord.  Imitate a eagle and fly over the storm and let the winds guide you to a safe landing.  Never Give Up, Jesus is our ROCK, REDEEMER, STONG TOWER, DELIVERER, PROVIDER and FRIEND.  GO BOLDLY to the throne and never stop BELIEVING!!!!!

During these last 20 days, I am believing for great things and new beginning that will be the result of this HUGE step of faith for my family.  

We made an offer on a house and I am waiting the results......This house means country living, land, aquiet, simple life, a christain school, closer to our provision (Jobs), and closer to Lake Michigan.  It also means Good-Bye to a life that I love in Kalamazoo.  I have to believe that God will provide the right church and the right friends for my family. I have the BEST church and AMAZING friends in Kalamazoo.  This is bitter/sweet.