It’s not the first time nor do I expect it to be the last.
But about a month ago my husband surprised me.
He called me from work to say, he’d purchased some furniture.
I didn’t know what to say.
Although, I happen to love furniture and I find refurbishing furniture really fun, I wasn’t expecting this.
If anyone knows my hubby, they can tell you he’s one of those guys who does things.
He’s rarely (if ever) hindered by indecision.
He can make choices and move forward into change far better than I.
This was one of those moments.
He explained that he’d been praying.
With my health, I’m really restricted to what I’m able to do.
So, he’d been praying for something we could do together.
We have been praying as a couple for opportunities to teach our son new skills and to that end my husband has been doing some woodworking with Jase on the weekends.
The other thing he’d been praying about is our desire for missions.
We want people to hear about Jesus, both here and around the world.
Since our family won’t be traveling, we’ve been praying for any opportunities to use our talents to spread the gospel.
The purchase of furniture was the action upon our heart’s desire.
We’ve decided to redo furniture and sell it.
Our focus is to make money for missions.
Of course, we are going to sell anything we can in this endeavor and be as wise as possible with our purchases.
It’s already given our family lots to do.
We’ve spent hours cleaning and researching various things.
We’ve prayed extensively about the best way to handle this.
Along with the furniture, we also got home furnishings and so we’ve opened a booth on Bonanza.
My husband’s idea was to name it Hope’s Treasure Chests Booth.
(He loves the play on words and of course, he loves me so…)
But the name for the spreadsheet is Matthew 19:21.
Because that is why we are doing this.
Although, doing this seems crazy, I know that God is the reason we are.
Therefore, I can trust Him with the results.
May He be glorified in us today!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for stretching me. Thank You for teaching me how to take baby steps as I learn to do something new. Lord, You alone are worthy of all praise, honor, and glory. Please help us to hear You clearly, to see Your plans, to obey You in all things. For we do not want to waste a moment, but we want to live unto You alone. Thank You for all Your blessings. We praise Your holy name, Jesus. Amen.