Sunday, July 26, 2009

Maybe I should write a book...

But I guess that's what blogging is for. It seems that nothing in our life goes simply. In my last blog I wrote about how God had provided a great house for us to move in to. We have been busy packing and I would say that I'm about 85% packed. Yesterday was a very productive packing day. WELL...last night at 10:00 Mark's phone rang and it was the girl that we had been in contact with about this house we were supposed to be moving in to this coming Wednesday. She said, "I'm really sorry but the house is no longer available." Mark and I were both stunned. He hung up and we both just sat there for a minute not sure what to do next. So he called her back and asked a few questions and explained that we have to be out of our apartment on Friday and now we have no place to go. She told us of 2 other houses that her family has for sale but would be willing to rent to us if we wanted given the circumstances. At 10:30 last night Mark got in the car and headed out to look at these 2 houses. The first was too small and would not meet our needs and the second was very nice but has no appliances in the kitchen. We do not have any appliances to put in those spots and do not want to buy them for the 6 months we have left living in Emporia.

We went to church this morning and our Pastor told us about a possibility. So after lunch today we went and knocked on the door of one of his neighbors and asked about a house that he is trying to sell. He showed us the house and it is very nice. We will take this house but there is a possibility of someone who wants to buy it. He is going to call in the morning to find out if they are interested in it so he can find out if this house is a possibility. I am going tonight to look at the second house that Mark looked at last night (the one with no appliances) and we are going to try to make a few more phone calls tomorrow.

So...PLEASE PRAY with us that we will find someplace to move. We have until Friday to be out of our current residence. The great thing about this is that God knows and he has promised to take care of our every need.

Matthew 6:25-34
"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."


Bob said...

Wow, what excitement in your lives. Praying for you. You can always move in with us but it is quite a commute!

Amy Hatfield said...

Wow! I'll be praying about this today. Could you rent appliances for a while?