Receiving

This whole year has been pretty difficult. A lot of waiting and trusting but not a whole lot of receiving. Constantly I have had to remind myself of the promise I have been promised. And finally its here. Finally after much praying and waiting and trusting, our family is reaping the promises of God. And it is far better than I could ever have imagined.

It is amazing what will happen when we trust God, completely. Not just a little bit, but completely. When we trust God completely we take the reigns out of our hands completely and hand them to God. This can be quite scary because as humans we want control. When we lose control, we try to gain it back, at any cost. But when we just truly give up control, with no thoughts of gaining them back, then God works and the promise we have been promised is received.

This happened when we felt God wanted us to have a place of rest and peace, a lake house. Now to the outside world, this seemed pretty absurd, even to some followers of Christ. Even to us we weren’t sure but we waded into the process and pretty quickly we found a nice house in Lake Murray, Sc. We put an offer out there and we got the price we wanted. But after that was when it got really interesting. Many problems arose with the house and it was nail biting time. Week after week went by as we wondered if our promise was going to fall through literally. We trusted as a family, God’s plan for us. Last weekend after weeks of prayers and phone calls and emails, we finally closed on the house and moved in.

This week I was completely off from school and work and we made our way up here. It has been such a restful time that we all needed, being up here. We have all grown closer to God by being up here and swimming in His waters and seeing His creation up close and personal.

I received an email from a friend today that said, “we are blessed to be a blessing.” I think that is such a profoundly awesome statement and I believe God wants to use this lake house for His glory. We all have come to the realization that this is not our lake house but God’s. He has gifted it to us and we will not be stingy with it but that we will share our blessings with others.

It was hard waiting but well worth the wait. The lake is amazing and I am looking forward to sharing this blessing and gift with others for years to come.

Blessings,
Joseph. 

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