Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Packing and Moving

Well, this week has been very busy for us as we have been packing and moving in order to be out of our home by the morning of December 15th.  We will stay with friends for the rest of the week before moving in with my mom in Sumter.  We will live there (or have our home base there while we travel over Christmas :) ) before flying out on January 2nd.  I have to admit it has been a crazy week scheduling people to come by and pick up furniture they are getting from us and packing up box after box to go to different people.   We have piles all over the house that are going 10 different directions but in my mind it is "organized" chaos!!!  But God showed me something so clearly this morning and it was so beautiful....this morning I was dropping Thomas off at his school and I had to walk him in because we were a little late.  I was talking with another parent and she asked how things were going and when we were leaving.  I shared with her a bit and told her about us needing to be out of the house by next Tuesday.  She said over and over how she did not envy me a bit and how overwhelming it must be, etc.  And at that very moment the Lord spoke to my heart so clearly about what a BLESSING it is that we have to be out of our house next Tuesday and how clearly it was His timing...He wants us to have all of the moving done so that we can enjoy our last 2 1/2 weeks here with family and friends over the holidays!!!  He doesn't want us to be stressed out about moving during Christmas so He chose to bless us by providing us with renters that have to be in by the 17th.  I was so blown away and yet so humbled at our precious Lord and His desire to orchestrate every little detail of our lives.  EVERYTHING matters to Him and as we let Him lead in EVERYTHING He will bless and direct it all!!  I feel so honored that He chose to reveal Himself to me this way this morning and I truly have no burden about packing and moving because I know it will all get done since He's in control of it all!!  Again, He gave me 2 Cor. 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  When I feel weak, He is strong....My God is so amazing!!!

Here are a few pictures of the boys "helping" us pack :)....