the gypsy-nomad adventure continues...

October 8, 2012

Instead of buying a house we decided to just become gypsies instead.
After living with my parents for 2 months
we "moved" into our friends' house and are house sitting for 3 weeks.
Our pastor is also on sabbatical for 80 days and asked us if we'd like to housesit for them next.
As fun as this little adventure has been, I'm pretty much over it.
All of our earthly possessions are now in 3 different places.
Hyperventilation surfaces each time that thought crosses my mind.
It was 40 degrees at my son's soccer game this weekend.
I layered on as many items of clothing as I could
but couldn't do much about the fact that I only have flip flops to wear.
Thank goodness my sister brought me some moccasins.
We're actually supposed to hear about our loan this week (please Jesus, please)
and sign closing papers on Thursday.
We'll see if that happens.
I'm studying the Patriarchs in bible study and we discussed
how Abraham packed up his family and possessions
and left the only life he'd ever known to venture into the unknown,
just because God told him to.
He didn't even know where he was going. He just went.
After our 3 weeks are up here, we're not for sure where we'll be going.
I really hope its to a home of our own.
But if Abraham can have faith and trust in the Lord
while moving to a completely different land,
I think I can trust that we'll have a place to go in 2 weeks
in a place where we are surrounded by family and friends.

In the mean time, I'm seeking peace every minute of every day
and am enjoying our friends' home and having a place to ourselves.
They just bought 22 acres and renovated (aka. completely rebuilt)
the house on the property.
It's brand new, super open, and has tons of windows.
Its close to Jaymin's school, Jeff's work, and our church.
So we just spent the last week settling in and getting used to just our little family again.
So far we've had a bonfire, gone hiking(ish), hauled a dead deer carcass out of the pond,
I'll spare you that picture, and my husband spent the day chopping wood.
We're regular country folk now.
God promised to make Abraham the father of many nations
and to greatly multiply his numbers.
But Abraham was an old man.
And Sarah, his wife, was barren and post-menopausal.
How on earth would they ever conceive??
But nothing is impossible for the Lord.
He promised to bless them, and so He did.
Sarah conceived and bore Issac, Abraham's heir.
Beth Moore writes,
"I have noticed a pattern in my relationship with God. Many times when He told me through His Word and prayer to believe Him for something very specific, over time the outlook on the matter dwindled from good to slim to utterly impossible before He brought it to pass. Keith and I are facing such a matter right now. In fact, this morning the situation seemed to hit the "impossible" category. While my stomach churned with concern, a smirk crossed my face as I thought, it might be prime time for the God show."
It's time for the God show in my life.
My God will come through for us.
However it may not be (and most likely won't be) in the way we think,
but He will.
And I can't wait to tell you about it.


Katy said...

awesome Chelsea! God is with you!

brit said...

just a fellow blogger here who has been reading for a while but has never commented. your daughter is the cutest thing ever! I love that quote by Beth Moore. so true. praying for your housing situation!

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