Monday, October 18, 2010

"Home"?

We had this unspoken notion that once we willingly and recklessly abandoned ourselves to God's call that His provision would be laid out very clearly. Maybe like a toddler's Easter egg hunt and we with our happy little baskets would meander around and pick up one provision after the other. The question now is, "How could we be so silly?" He does not always lavish provision on His children like this. Sometimes the path is narrow, rocky and unsure. Actually, often times it is. God is a great Provider but He doesn't cushion the lives of His children but tests us so that our faith may be found to honor Him.

He sent the disciples on this note, "Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road."
Luke 10:4

Has God been faithful? Absolutely. Is God good? Yes. It is in His sovereign goodness and faithfulness that we find ourselves still pondering the transition time, specifically, where we should live.

Finding an affordable home in Scottsbluff to rent has been more challenging than we expected. We have many good reasons for wanting to be in this area but we're trying to hang onto it with an open hand and big listening ears, "Lord, where do you want us and what is this year supposed to be about?"

So with school in tow, open hands and ears we're headed to Broken Bow this week with Jason. This is the other place that we've contemplated living. It would be nice to be near Jason instead of seeing him off every Monday, my Dad lives near Broken Bow and we'd surely see more of Jason's family which would be fun. While Jason works this week we desire to find God's clarity in the sandhills of Nebraska.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:33,34

Pray for us to know the will of God and in the mean time, enjoy knowing Him. He is sovereign, good, wise and provider.

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