That's what I need. And lots of it. Every. Single. Day. And that's what God promises to supply me. When I remember to rest in Him and when I forget, His grace is unfailingly strong. Strong enough to hold me and my family together even when He's turning our lives inside out and upside down, as a matter of fact! In case you haven't heard already through some grapevine or other, our family is embarking on an adventure that to some might seem ordinary, but to me (and I think most people) is anything but normal.
Last Spring we applied and have been accepted to go into training as long-term missionaries with our church family's (yes, I mean denomination if you know what that means) missions organization. There is obviously a story to be told with this great big move we're making and you can read more about our journey over at our family's shiny-new blog: http://familiaens.blogspot.com/. (I'll probably mention it here whenever I post something new over there.) That's where I'll update people about what's going on with our family, but this blog will still be the place for my random thoughts ranging from muddy water to laundry to moving (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!)...
Oh. Sorry. Did you hear that? I was just screaming a little inside. : ) Leave it to God to invite us to go on this amazing adventure with Him--but make me clean out my house first. : ) Well, I can't complain, really, because I'm so, so, so, SO incredibly excited and grateful for this opportunity of a lifetime He's giving us AND He's promised to help me every step of the way. Even with the yard sale on Saturday. Even with the packing and the tiring days and the happy days, too. But to be honest with you, I just sort of wish I could skip this part. But God knows I need it for some reason. Maybe to prove to me that nothing is impossible with Him.... even ME and my family moving out of this house in time.
I wrote a little song a few weeks ago on one of my challenging days (like today) remembering and proclaiming that it's not by my might or by my power, strength or wisdom but by His Spirit and His grace that I stand... Crying out Lord, I BELIEVE! HELP MY UNBELIEF! In my weakness, show me Your power! He's brought me once again to a place where I have to rely on His strength because there's just no other way. Not even my super-husband can rescue me on his own. But God can. And He will. It's going to take every ounce of my strength to resist the enemy's discouragement and to hold unswervingly to the truth, but God will give me all the strength I need. (Hmmm... He gives me the strength, but I have to use it. Must remember that!) And he's walking with me. And singing to me. And reminding me to be still and know He is God. Nothing is impossible with Him and He loves me very much.
And that's enough.