Yesterday was a lesson in trust.
We had an overly full day and I was praying throughout.
Tuesday had been a long day and I just didn’t want to step outside of God’s plan for me in anything.
I definitely felt His blessings yesterday.
Jase had to go to the dentist so I had told Sis I’d watch the grandbabies while we were in the area.
I completely enjoyed my time with them.
Then God blessed us with the keys to our new home!!
I let Handsome know I’d meet him there.
Our evening didn’t really follow our expectations.
We left the house pretty late to get back to our rental.
Handsome has to get up very early to get to work.
As we drove home we discussed our concerns about the house.
We already knew we wanted to rip out the carpet (wall-to-wall carpet is not a good idea for me).
We had plans to take out the cooktop and put in a range.
But we hadn’t realized that the space for the range was tiny.
We were going to measure it when we looked at the house, but before we got started the seller handed us a copy of the floor plan so we thought, “no need it will be on there”.
So, we’ve been waiting to measure the space.
You can imagine our surprise when we realized it’s undersized.
We went to bed thinking we had a pretty good plan.
We chatted briefly about the plan before Handsome went to work.
I got online and started doing some research.
I was even going to contact someone in reference to our plans when I had a check in my heart.
What’s the rush?
Check with your husband first.
My phone bings.
It’s my husband with a text:
“I love you, Hope.”
I text back and he texted almost on top of mine.
He shared a scripture he’d read this morning and told me it had touched his heart.
The same scripture had touched my heart this morning.
So, I texted my husband that we should wait on making the changes we discussed.
We are going to get the floors done and pray about the rest.
My heart has peace.
Then the Lord brought to mind:
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV — Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
God wasn’t surprised by the size of the stovetop.
He’s not caught off guard by details.
This is His house and I know He’s going to guide and direct us through the “life things”.
Our opportunity to wait upon the Lord and be guided by His Word is so much more important than how we cook our meals or where we place our furniture.
It’s in these little things God builds our faith.
It is in these small “surprises” God works on our relationship with Him.
I’m looking forward to seeing what He has us do.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for speaking to both my husband and myself as we transition to this new place. Thank You for the surprise yesterday and how You are using it in our lives. Thank You that we can rest in You and not lean on our own understanding. I praise Your holy name, Jesus. Amen.