I'm back! I know it's been a while since I last posted but alot has happened in my absence. For starters we bought our 1st home!
Being that it's been little over a month since we officially moved in, we couldn't be more elated. Buying a house was definitely one of my husband's and I goals but we really didn't have a clue of what that entitled. The housing market was crazy, houses being sold so quickly that you can set an appointment and they already have a full offer sight unseen. Prayfully the supply and demand has leveled out since we closed on our home.
Just a quick reminder when the Lord speaks a word into your life it will come to past.
Just a little background info my husband and I initially started looking for a home April/May of 2020, and I was really pregnant with our son. In that we decided to table that process since we didn't find anything we loved and didn't want to settle. Mind you we knew what the Lord spoke into our lives concerning us getting a home and we heard that word being confirmed on multiple occasions.
So we jump forward to this year in April and start the process all over again. We seen multiple houses and put in a couple offers and nothing came of it. If I can be honest this entire process was becoming an emotional roller-coaster. You're up 1 minute because you're so excited and you love the house, and then you're down because the sellers went with a higher offer. But even in that I HAD to keep my faith, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that what was for us was indeed out there and when the timing was right it would happen.
Then life happens, I get a phone call from my husband that he was in an accident. The car was completely totaled. Thank God he only walked way with some aches, pain and scratches because it could've been alot worse just by looking at the damage (picture below).
But God is a good God, to where he sits high and looks low. Nothing is of surprise to him. In that moment I will acknowledge that I did have my moments of doubt. But can you blame me? We had a scheduled walk through of a potential home the very next day and we had just lost one of our vehicles, talk about feeling defeated. But we kept pressing on our journey to finding our home. As a unit we decided to stand firm on what the Lord had already stated, as a family we prayed and thank God for new home that we didn't even see yet. I vividly remember someone stating to recite the word back to Lord and thats what we begun to do DAILY!! Phillipians 4:6 was a scripture that I would say very often. When something came about to try to knock us off track I would recite it. Even in the moments where I felt anxiety trying to creep in I would recite it.
NIV Phillipians 4:6
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God"
The Lord did in fact do what he said he was going to do but I learned an even more valuable lesson in the midst. Faith without works is dead according to James 2:14. So why are we not putting any action with our faith?
FAITH = ACTION. Of course the Lord can do everything for us but how would that show we have faith in him? Most times he's just waiting on us to make that move. So I encourage you put action along with your Faith and walk on the will of God. He's waiting!
NIV Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”