Saturday, May 21, 2011

You'll NEVER guess....

God gave us a promise at the very beginning of this road we're walking.  It comes from Isaiah 49:11 & 12 and it reads,     
         "I will turn all my mountains into roads, 
         and my highways will be raised up. 
         See, they will come from afar— 
         some from the north, some from the west,"

All along this road there have been obstacles, things I thought we could NOT overcome... guess what?  At each step our God has proven faithful.  At each turn in the road HE was there. Really!  As Psalm 46 proclaims.  "The Lord ALMIGHTY is with us!"  Yesterday I found myself thinking about some of the things that still need to happen before we leave Richland for Ireland.  Some of you saw the Prayer Update I sent out.  In case you didn't catch it here is what I asked you to join us in praying about....

     - Our home is supposed to close on Thursday, May 26th... Please pray there are no hitches in this.
     - We need to sell our two cars.  A 2006 Honda CRV & 1995 Toyota Truck in the next five days.
     - We'll be packing up everything and moving some things to League City, TX where we'll store them.  Please pray for safety in the packing and traveling from Richland, Washington.
     - Our move to Ireland mid-June!

Guess what?  You don't have to pray for the sale of our two cars anymore.  In less than two hours we sold both of them.  Serious!  I was on the phone with one person selling the truck when the second person arrived to test drive our Honda, and less than two hours later we were signing over the title at the Credit Union.  Praise The Lord! Thank you SO much for joining with us in prayer.  As Psalm 136 says over and over again... "His love endures forever."

I write all this realizing that someone might be reading this who has been praying about something or for someone and feels the heavens are like brass, that God is NOT listening.  Allow me to encourage you. God is NOT asleep... just listen to these words from Psalm 121...

       I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
       where does my help come from?
       My help comes from the LORD,
       the Maker of heaven and earth.

       He will not let your foot slip—
       he who watches over you will not slumber...
       The LORD watches over you—
   
Again, thank you for joining us on this journey; for your prayers, your support, your partnership.  We are SO blessed!