Wednesday, April 11, 2012


We had a new showing last night. It's been over three weeks since our last showing. It's hard to hold on to hope when you're more than three months in to selling your house and suddenly showings cease. I had begun to worry and I was feeling frustrated that we might be stuck here without Bill even longer than our last move. We had a buyer by this time for our last house sale. Anxiety creeps in, sinking cold claws deep into your gut. I tried to reassure myself it was the holidays, families have kids on spring break, school's end is fast approaching-things will begin to pick up soon, when people are getting ready to move. Still, comforting words fall on deaf ears when you're hard in the grip of fear.

I've been trying to memorize Scripture this year with Michael, working on a new verse every week. Sometimes he's compliant, other times he's complaining, but we keep at it. My hope is that the more I am able to get in his head now while he's young, the better grip he might have on faith and a strong relationship with God by the time he's struggling through teenage years and peer pressure...My hope, anyway. But our verse this week is Colossians 3:1-3 "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God."

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things...Spoke straight to my worried-sick heart. I know we're not supposed to worry and give our cares to God, but I've let myself get so wrapped up in wanting this house to sell so we can move, I've shoved every thought of how God cares for us right out of my head. And I stopped. Took a deep breath. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things...

God's never let us down in the past. His hand has led us through the past eleven years of our marriage, right to the perfect spot we've needed to be, in the midst of friends who've blessed our lives, our hearts, and always, always at just the right time. And I know He'll do the same this time if I'll just let Him.

So, I am letting go of this worry. I am setting my mind on His Kingdom, what He would have me do while I am still here, and letting Him take care of everything else...

Instead, be concerned about His Kingdom,
and these things will be provided for you as well.
~Luke 12:31

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