Sunday, May 19, 2013

The move

We got a house.

A house that far exceeded any and all expectations.
Isn't that just like God?
This morning at church the sermon was on Romans 8:28.
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose."
What a verse!
What a promise!
I love God - therefore He is working on my behalf to use all the things in my life for my good.
Not my ruin.
My good.
And if our living situation isn't proof of that then I don't know what is.
There we were on the farm.
Living day by day in quite small quarters.
Hoping and praying for a place.
We started looking at apartments because we knew we had to rent.
We still own our house in Largo that my sister is renting from us, so buying here is out.
Our budget was low, and the things we found were not in the greatest areas or just not containing the things we needed for the kids.
I had started going to a Bible study in January at the church we are attending.
I was sharing in my group about our situation and asking for prayer.
A lady in the group has a daughter in my husband's class, and she began telling me that they were trying to sell their house.
They built it ten years ago and had four kids since then, so they wanted to upsize a bit.
They had actually already bought something new and were moved in, so they were looking to sell quick.
I told her we weren't in a position to buy, but would they be willing to rent.
She said she would talk to her husband because they already had it on the market to sell.
Once she got back to me she said he was totally willing to rent.
We came over to check the place out asap, and it was more than perfect.
Four bedrooms, an area for a playroom, two walk-in closets in the master (Tim is so glad he doesn't have to share with me), a great back porch . . . the list goes on and on.
We moved in as quick as we could.
The real twist is that we will be moving again in a year.
That is another story for another day, but I have already told my husband that I wish I could pick this house up and take it with us.
It is that perfect for us.
It isn't a mansion or anything, but it is such a great fit for our little family of 5.
We are so comfortable.
And after a year of cramming and never having enough space, it is nice to spread out.
God is taking care of us.
I need to remember this truth next year around this time when we will be on the search again.

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