Eager to Move
Van and I are eager to move into our new home. And, we’re down to the wire. We think. Every day we drive the short two miles to our still-under-construction new house. For months, every day showed something new, even something as simple as a new wire. My sister-in-love documented every single change while we still lived in California and sent us pictures. Around 3:00, Van and I checked email, eagerly anticipating what new progress Judy recorded.
But now we’re supposed to close escrow on Friday-this Friday-things move in slow motion. We wonder, will it really be done? Or will we have to wait another week? Or two?
We already scheduled utilities, the internet, TV service (including Pac 12 so I get my UCLA games), furniture delivery, and the moving truck. Before we actually move all of our belongings and start unpacking boxes, we want to seal tile and put up window coverings, and every one of those things is ready. Will the house be done?
Patience, I hear God whisper. Look for the lessons I prepared for you in this season of waiting. Remember My faithfulness in every other season. Let me guard your heart and mind with peace instead of angst.
Lessons Learned Waiting to Move
- Look back at God’s faithfulness in the past. Our new church, The Heights, did a series called, “If Time Was a Ping Pong Ball.” One sermon focused on remembering God’s past faithfulness to give hope for the future. When I do that, I remember God never fails. His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts; God’s ways are always higher than my own.
- Strength comes by waiting on the Lord. When I read Isaiah 40:30-31, God reminds me:
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
But those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
I need to wait on God. He prepares the way and His time always is best.
- Wherever I am, be fully there. Don’t miss what God has for me right now. Enjoy my family while I live with Judy and David. Meet new people in my new church. Drive around the new town and learn where things are.
- Praise God for all He does for me. Take gift and prayer walks, focusing not on myself, but God. See Him throughout His creation, in the people He places in my path. Praise Him for His faithfulness and love.
Move from Impatience to Surrender
So, yes, I want to move into my new home. And I may begin moving in at the end of this week. But if I must wait a little longer, I can count on God to teach me. I surrender to Him and praise Him for all He has done and will do as I move forward in His care.
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