Monday, May 20, 2013

The Chance to Step out of the Boat

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said.
 Matthew 14:28-29

I was recently sharing with a friend about our family moving to Mississippi and her response caught me off guard, but it was a wonderful word from the Lord. She said to me, "That's wonderful that you get the opportunity to step out of the boat and rely on the Lord!" And then I thought, that is exactly what we are doing. We are stepping out of the boat despite the raging storm and despite the fact that water is all around us. Why are we stepping out of the boat? Because Jesus said, "COME." So when I feel myself becoming scared or anxious I just tell myself, "Don't look at the water! Don't look at the water!" I know that if I keep my eyes on Jesus and my faith in Him, He will calm the storm after our faith has been tested and strengthened.

 "And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down." Matthew 14:32

It wasn't until after Jesus and Peter climbed back in the boat that the wind died down and the storm was calmed.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Leading our Family

You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents' sins into the laps of their children after them. Great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord Almighty. (Jeremiah 32:18)

We know the only place for us is exactly where God is leading us!

Nothing is too hard for God

"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. (Jeremiah 32:17 NIV)
"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27 NIV)

Friday, May 10, 2013

John 14:2

"...I am going there to prepare a place for you..." John 14:2

The Lord gave me this verse one day as confirmation to me that He was going before us and preparing a place for us. He would not send us anywhere that He had not already gone ahead and prepared the way. This was a couple of months before we knew He was leading us to MS.

I was concerned that we would have trouble finding a house in a good area to rent. After several calls Seth was starting to get a little discouraged due to the fact that he thought he was finding great houses for us and then they would have rented out right before he contacted the owners.

Thursday evening Seth found a listing for a house for rent with no phone number. He decided to get in his car and ride out to the address. There he found the homeowner who was a great Christian and had about an hour long conversation with him. It looks as though Seth has not only found us a house but also a great contact person to help us find a church, new Doctors, etc.

Renting our House

We were afraid that it would be very difficult to find good renters for our house...The Lord has provided good renters for our house with practically no effort at all on our part. He takes care of all the details if we trust and follow HIM!

Whom Shall I Fear?

Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
Chris Tomlin
"I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side"