Sunday, February 05, 2012

Come travel this path with us

I have shared stories from the past of how the Lord provided for us in our times of need. The Lord was always our provider.  See: Finding a house or Renovating or  God led us to Paisley. We are again in a time of transition.  This time I invite you to travel the path with us, through this blog, as the miracle unfolds.

We take possession of our 10.75 acres of land on March 14.  The Lord directed us to the land, helped us get a mortgage for it when there seemed no way, and all that is left is to put a well, septic system, and house on it.  Sounds simple enough?

Well, maybe not quite so simple when you realize that even when we sell the trailer, if the Lord chooses to sell it for us, we would only have $30,000 to work with.  That would have to cover building permits (over $4000), a temporary trailer or motor home to live in while the house was being built, a truck to haul building supplies, a well, a septic, and a 1200 sq ft. home (the minimum required by the zoning bylaws) before we could apply for a mortgage to pay off the land mortgage.  And that, my friends, is a physical impossibility.

Are we crazy to think God really is directing us?  Maybe, but, you see, we have a heritage of watching God do the impossible when we follow Him. (See links above)

We believe God will prosper us in this adventure, not because He wants us to accumulate earthly possessions, but because He has a definite plan for us, and this is part of His plan.  We are trusting Him to lead us, and all we can do is follow.

I guess this must be how Abraham felt when God told him to get up and leave his nice comfortable home and wander off somewhere unknown to possess a land to give to his children.  His problem was a barren wife and old age; Our problems are: money, age and Bruce's health.

If we are to succeed in this venture we will need our strength renewed.  I am 63 and Bruce is almost 71.  He is still weak physically, needing a lot of extra rest because of the, always lurking, endocarditis which occasionally tries to rear its ugly head.  My stamina is not what it used to be either, but God knows all this.

The Lord has given us promises which we cling to, and I hope you will follow along with us to see how it all turns out.

For the previous post see: Roller Coaster Ride 
For the next post see:  Do we really need to go this way, Lord

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