I know it's been awhile since I posted. 2007 has hit the ground running! I've been busy trying to resituate myself since my trip to Hawaii and getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully, life is getting back to normal but I don't think that will last long due to this new adventure I'm about to tell you...
For the past couple of months, God has brought me to a place to consider purchasing and owning a house. It wasn't a new idea or something I had not considered before, but my faith for it was smaller up until now. In the past couple of weeks, I've been seeking counsel for it from my parents, close friends and trusted advisors. Everyone has been supportive of the decision to pursue buying a house and the more I've prayed about it and thought about it, my faith has been growing and getting more and more excited about it.
I don't know any particulars yet or when this will happen, but thankfully I do know the one who knows all these things - God. Before Christmas I spent some focused time reading a book by Elisabeth Elliott called "God's Guidance: A Slow and Certain Light." I love reading this book not because I will find answers, but it helps to put me in a place of sitting still before the Lord and waiting on Him. When I read the book this time (I've read it many times) the one thing that stuck out to me was the example of two gentlemen who set out to take a hike in the Ecuadorian jungles. They bought all this fancy tracking equipment, maps, mosquito nets, etc., but they did not request a guide. Elisabeth Elliott makes the point that the guide is more important than the equipment, maps, etc. I've been thinking about this alot lately and am spurred on to look more to God as my guide in this new adventure and let him bring everything into place. This disposition is rather difficult for me because I like to know what I'm doing and where I'm going, but that is only my pride exerting itself once again.
This past week, I called the financial mortgage broker person (Wayne Angelo of Beacon Mortgage) that was recommended to me (thanks Lisa!) and I'm looking forward to the meeting next week. After my phone call with him, I hung up the phone and was thankful of God's provision for this meeting and reminded of once again that God is not detached or aloof when it comes to the details of my life. I can trust Him. He is trustworthy. He has nothing but good for me - because he is good.
So there you go - my new adventure... I'm nervous but as my great friend Lisa Evans wrote me, "it's okay to be nervous...I think that part of that is excitement just disguised." I love that quote and will be looking at it quite often!