Stepping out in Faith

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Stepping Out in Faith

April  2, 2011
Sometimes we wonder if God really hears;  if we are truly doing what he wants, or just what we think we want;  if valleys of discouragement are going to last forever.  And sometimes God moves in ways that you know it is all Him.  That He is truly guiding and directing. 

On March 30th Brian was working on a new  creation power point presentation and came across this verse:

“Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out ; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it;”  Is 42:5

That was the main part he was interested in, but I said ‘I wonder what God said, lets look it up again and read the rest.” Here it is:

“he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:  I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;  To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.”  Isaiah 42:5-7

(Now I know God was not talking directly to us, that verse was originally directed to someone else, but  it seemed as if He were talking to us.) He is all-powerful, He is in complete control, and He will be with us and through us open the eyes of the blind.  That will be our year’s verse.

The every next day, March 31, we had a family come look at our house, that afternoon they made an offer.  They set the closing date for May 9 (After the homeschool convention, May 6-8 and before we leave for Florida, May 11th; absolutely perfect timing). We have a month to get ready to move.  We plan to be on the road for 6 months to a year and then buying a new home.  I needed that verse in order to take this step of faith; it is not easy to give up a house that has been home for over 10 years.  It is not easy to think of living in a camper with 6 children, for me no change is ever easy and I so thank God that the verse came before the offer.

We thank you for the prayers that have been offered on our behalf, and we have a few more for you to bring before God’s throne.
1. That inspections and appraisal would go well
2. We have a good dog who needs a “foster home” for 6 months to a year. He has a
house and pen and is an outside dog. We do not want to actually give him away
(that would be really hard on the children)
3.We need a place to store some of our stuff, mainly boxes and boxes of books,
and some furniture, but we are selling most things.
4. wisdom in sorting stuff, keeping only what we really should.
5. strength and peace for all of us. (Brian and the boys are excited, Bekah and
I are having a harder time)
6. safety and health as we travel
May-Florida, June-road to Utah, July- Pioneer Bible Camp, Aug-on the road
wherever God leads
7.peace for everyone as we say goodbyes

Thank you so much for your prayers,