Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blog under construction! *But hey, so is my life... :)

OK- so the blog looks half-done right now... Sorry, I've not taken big enough chunks of time in updating it to complete it yet...

Two sweet things that happened with my oldest child, made my heart sing... In bed on Thursday night, he calls out to me as I'm leaving the room and tells me his heart feels funny (how he refers to being stirred by the Lord sometimes). I tell him to pause, listen to what God is saying, and then we'll pray together about it... He pauses, then says... "I think God is telling me that Daddy got the job." I say 'Wow, honey, that's fabulous. Let's pray and agree that God would do that." We pray, and he falls asleep... Then Friday, we're leaving the house in a complete scramble because of a last minute house showing (and I do mean scramble... I filled the passenger seat of the car with a giant pile of clean laundry, because I didn't have anywhere else to put it!), and we round the corner and park the car while I throw on some make up (again, read 'totally unprepared' to leave the house for a showing... I was in my swimsuit in the backyard with dirty dishes in the sink and laundry going when the phone rang...). My 4 year old looks out the window and sees a rainbow... but it's not a rainbow shape- it's a rainbow cloud! A whole small cloud, lit up like a prism/rainbow! It was sooo beautiful and surprising! My oldest says again- 'Rainbows are signs of God's promises... I think God is telling me for sure that Daddy got this job!" Wow... such faith. :)

A bloggy friend of mine posted this verse today and it rang true with me:
Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."

That's pretty much what we've been hearing from the Lord regarding waiting on the job situation for my husband, all summer long...and I'm pleased to announce that last night at 5:05 PM, we received the job offer we were waiting on and we get to stay in our house/school/church/etc! It's amazing, a true blessing, totally a God thing, and was done at 11:59 (figuratively)... We give all the credit to the Lord- and we're going to send some Omaha Steaks to the old college buddy who gave us this lead! AMAZING GOD!

We're praying that my hubby thrives in the new work environment, adapts easily, is a witness in the workplace, and helps this company put out quality engineering for many years. :)

Thanks all for your prayers! God is sooo faithful.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Do the limbo rock! (sing it with all the La, la, la, la, la, la's)

Still in Limbo. :) Haven't blogged in a while for a number of reasons- but most recently because we've just been crazy busy.

Finished up a week of leading the worship portion of VBS on Friday night. It was awesome. and insane. :) In a good way. It was so involved, yet so completely wonderful and anointed. God met us and we were changed!

And- an update for everyone in blogland, Steve interviewed for a job HERE in town last week! It looks promising, but we're asking God to seal the deal so that we can stay! So, as I wait for more info on the location of my future dwelling, I reflect on the goodness of God, and in thankfulness that I'll always remain in HIS dwelling, no matter where I actually lay my head.

This touched me today: Psalm 90:12-17
12 Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.
17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.

And these verses have been speaking to me during all this interim time of 'waiting' and wondering where I'll dwell: Psalm 27:4-8 NLT
4 The one thing I ask of the Lord—

the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
6 Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.
7 Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!
8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

And, I love, love, love, that the sermon on Sunday was AGAIN, tailor made for ME. Such good stuff, straight to my heart. In a few days, the sermon from Sunday the 18th will be posted here. Listen or watch. Good stuff.