Here we are~ arrived at my deadline and it seems like only last week I set out to consciously focus on praising God in the midst of stress and change. Well, it was just last week! ha!
Today was a bit different~ I realized something. I haven’t worried at all about the fact that our house hasn’t shown in 8 weeks. We have no offers, therefore we’re not selling and yet, I am at peace. I realize that for most people this may be cause for great stress, especially considering we’ve put in an offer on another place. Someone asked us yesterday what we’re going to do about that. Do? We are doing…..faith is believing in what we cannot see and right now that is what we’re doing; having faith. God knows we need to sell our house and me reminding Him of that fact daily is not going to get us any further.
James 1:2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
I am already considered unstable by some people so I’m not about to add to the drama by doubting!
Praise for us this week has meant PEACE. If you want a good math equation, that’s the one to hold onto PRAISE + FAITH = PEACE.
Peace in knowing that God is watching. Peace in seeing that God is providing. Peace in the confidence of putting in an offer. Peace in waiting for the offer to be accepted.
Peace in the thought of the week(s) ahead with moving, starting the kids in new schools, looking for a new church home and finding a balanced schedule. Peace.
……that’s why I’m going to keep on praising.