Where we are. . .

We are at a busy place in our lives. Who isn't, right?

I admit that I have fallen, often, to the temptation of worry. This week, my husband attended Gospel Coalition with several friends from Virginia and was able to meet up with the Oregon elders as well. I am very much looking forward to my husband arriving home tonight [!!!!!!] and sharing all of the things that he has learned this week. I often forget how important it is to let my husband attend conferences such as GC. I lose sight of the fact that he needs to "get away and be with the guys" for a few days. . .just like I enjoy getting together with my girl friends. And although these conferences always seem to come with a little bit of a price-tag, I know that the cost is worth it for my husband's spiritual and mental well-being.

So, I already know that my husband has loved his time with the "Oregonians". . .and is ready to take his flight from Chicago straight to Hillsboro, Oregon instead of coming back to Norfolk, Virginia:) We are so anxious for God to move us to Oregon. We love the people of Grace and Truth Bible Church and can't wait to become a part of the ministry there. And this is where the hard part begins. We are asking God to show us his perfect timing in many different ways. For one, the sale of our home. We cannot move to Oregon without our home selling. Second, Steve's job transfer. . .not only do we need the transfer, we need it to come through at a time that coincides with the sale of our house! If God should choose to not let our house sell until the end of the summer, we will most likely be staying in Virginia until after the baby is born. . .it just doesn't appeal to us to move across the country when I am fat and [un]happy:)

Trusting God with these decisions is not hard. . .it is just a constant battle of my will! A constant battle of keeping my thoughts within the realm of God's Sovereignty; knowing that my decision to doubt the goodness of God is a blatant choice to sin against Him and give him cause to be ANGRY with me (see the entire book of Exodus:)

I would covet your prayers for us during this time and I look forward to sharing what God has done!

p.s. this is totally random, but when you view my blog, does my great and wonderful B (thank-you Jonny boy!!!) have a blue box around it? [Just so you know, I'm hoping that you CAN'T see the blue box--it messes up the aesthetics of my B:)] When I view it on my mac, it doesn't. . .but my pc at school shows a blue box............................................

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post. I hear you as far as worrying about things when you are in transition. I was 8 months pregnant when we moved, then we were living with my parents until Tim found a job, and then once he found a job, I wanted to be able to move into our own house/apartment before the baby came....which we did...5 days before the baby came (needless to say, the baby room was not set up when Megan was born. I think it was like 2 months until the baby room was completely done). and of course I definitely had my times of worry...bless Tim's heart, I probably was so overwhelming to him when we were trying to get everything settled. (Glad Tim was making the final decisions, because I would have made my decisions based on emotions.) But the Lord did provide everything in His perfect timing. We have all that we need! I will try to remember to pray for you guys. (I can't see the blue box around the beautiful B)

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  2. No blue box - praying for you!

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  3. thanks for the update! We will pray very specifically for those details! Is your house already on the market? and no...I see no blue box around your "B".(we have MAC's)

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  4. I remember those days of worry . . . I claimed Prov. 19:21 "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" Knowing that it's good and right to make our plans, fully acknowledging that ultimately God will have His way and it will be best for our lives. Since He is always good. Hope this gives you more of His Word to cling to at this time. I'll be praying (especially with baby Branine on the way as well! - that puts a little more AHH in the worry! =)

    Oh, and no blue box with our Mac.

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  5. hi:)
    im reading your post with the lil guy i babysat on my lap. he was so excited to see the tiny pic of your cal-gal .lol.. he3's barking now.....

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  6. we will be praying for you! we are trying to coincide the timing of jobs and housing too, so I know it's too easy to worry sometimes! and no..I don't see the blue box...but I love the logo!

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  7. I do not see a blue box :(

    Praying about your move and all that it entails. God's will :)

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  8. My PC at work doesn't show a blue box.
    Will be praying for you! This trust issue is so hard - which doesn't make sense b/c we know that God always gives us good gifts. Why can't we just trust?

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  9. I don't see a blue box. I love the B.

    Praying for you! I know God will work out the timing perfectly!!!

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  10. dear Sarah This Is Grandmom I only use Gini,s I.D. I can see the Blue Box very clearly around your " B"

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  11. We're there too! Praying for ya. Hope Steve had a good time. Oh, and no blue box on our pc.

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  12. I can see the blue box...know that we will continue to pray for you and Steve througout the coming months! We know exactly how you feel and will pray for specific needs!

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  13. No blue box, but I have a mac too (or as Ellie calls it, an apple). =D Reading this I am convicted that I need to pray for your more, specifically in regards to the move. I remember how scary it was when Josh was graduating and looking for a job and we had no idea where God was going to send us other than a thin hope it would be Oregon - and look what he did!!!

    Please keep me accountable and ask me if I have prayed for you! (I really need growth in my prayer life right now)...

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  14. P.S. - Even without the blue box, the "B" is beautiful!

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  15. no blue box around the B for me (using Mozilla Firefox on a PC). but i did enjoy reading the post. =} excited for your future ministry in Oregon.

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  16. No blue box on my end... :) Thanks for your post- I'm totally there, too, Sarah in feeling the need to just trust God and wait for his timing in so many areas. Praying that you will have to stay... JUST KIDDING! Praying that you will have peace about each hurdle. We're so excited for what God has for you in OR!

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