We know you’ve all been waiting patiently and urgently praying for our family’s health recovery. Thankfully, it seems we’re through the worst of it! We are about a week and a half away from listing our old house and eager to start a renewed push for finding that “special” place to call home.
Many of our readers will be aware of our previous property offers which were not so successful, and some might ask why we’re still making this move at all. The critical thing to be reminded of is that this isn’t just a “whim” or a “dream” to us. It isn’t something we’re jumping into without research, and it isn’t just a phase or emotional response to our situation as a whole. This is our goal, our future. This is something that we know must happen and we’ve heard God’s firm call to it. There have been many setbacks, but that hasn’t changed what we are hearing from God himself.
For reasons unknown to us God has asked us to walk through a dark and scary, illness and chaos, filled valley to show us His grand plan for our lives. We feel He’s shown us that the right section will come not only if we are patient, but if we fulfil His requirements of us first. One of those has been for Grace to learn to trust Him more and to fight once again with a renewed spirit for her own life. She had many setbacks healthwise which made her doubt her purpose, but through attention to detail and a whole lot of prayer, Victor and Grace have worked through those health crises.
We’re reminded of Today’s Verse of the day in our experiences:
Matthew 6:34 says: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”.
Whenever we’ve doubted God’s plan, we’ve been made aware that He is listening to our every thought. Just recently Grace mentioned out loud that she was disappointed Victor would not be able to carpool with a workmate if we move further out to Oxford. Then God showed us (when we visited a potential section recently) that a likely new neighbour was working right across the road from Victor and that neighbour even brought up the desire to carpool with Victor as a desirable thing.
When Grace had doubts about her ability to traverse the steep slopes of one property in the rain and mud, God showed her that another property was as flat as a pancake and had excellent drainage but and no possibility of damp setting in. Grace’s desires that the children have a place to play with trees has also shown up there. Victors love of mountains and hope to not get “bored” with what surrounds him was also taken into mind. Even the chickens and the dog have been considered with fencing where we need it right away.
All along God has been guiding us, showing us what we need to do, and what we need to avoid. He’s given us lessons to guide us in our choices as the landscape of the earth changes. We know now that we can’t do this ourselves and we’ve been truly humbled by the amount of help we’ve received in hard times from our church and our friends. We will be forever grateful for the support that God sent our way to help us push through these seemingly impossible feats. Our only wish is that we’d not doubted in the first place and trusted in Him entirely from the beginning!
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May God be with you today as always!
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